If enhancing eyes is important to you, then out of all the products in your makeup bag, eyeliner should be a top priority. And if you're anything like us, you want all the eyeliner looks. But sometimes you may be left wondering, how do you do eyeliner?! As we enthusiastically await the return of our Matte Liquid Liner (next year!), we are excited to share tips on applying eyeliner featuring best-selling favorites from our Epic Liner portfolio. Choose from an eyeliner for fine lines, one for bold color, and a longwear eyeliner that won't budge. From lines to designs to making eyes pop, let NYX Professional Makeup help you discover how to apply eyeliner.
HOW TO APPLY EYELINER ON THE TOP LID:
Applying eyeliner can be intimidating, so beginners should look for a liner that effortlessly delivers precise, controlled lines. We recommend using an eyeliner pen like NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner. It has a felt tip brush to help you sketch along the lash line to create the preferred eyeliner shape instead of applying it in one long motion. Plus, it's intensely pigmented, waterproof, and vegan. Remember, it's okay to press lightly at first (baby steps!), then create darker lines as you get more comfortable.
HOW TO APPLY LONGWEAR LINER THAT WON'T BUDGE OR SMUDGE:
For longwear benefits, we recommend using a smudge-proof, waterproof eyeliner with a striking matte finish like NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Liquid Liner. This liquid gel eyeliner delivers semi-perm pro artistry with no crack, bleed or fade, just high impact color with up to three-day wear. Start by stamping eyeliner along the upper lash line. Then follow the lower lash line and extend towards the tail end of the brow for a flattering wing shape. Connect top and bottom lines and fill in the wing.
HOW TO APPLY EYELINER ON THE LOWER LID
When choosing eyeliner for lower lid, we recommend a high impact eyeliner pencil like NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Eyeliner Sticks. These power-pigmented eyeliner pencils deliver 36 hours of waterproof, smudge-proof color and are available in a wide variety of shades. Apply directly to the waterline then, using a small detailed eyeliner brush smudge the liner in soft, gentle strokes to create a gradient effect.
HOW TO GET (EXTRA DEFINED) SMOKEY EYES
Create gorgeous eyeliner looks like smokey eyes using a waterproof eyeliner pencil with powerful, fade-proof color. Begin by stamping eyeliner along the lash line using a flat angled eyeliner brush. Then, follow the lower lash line and extend towards the tail end of the brow. Connect top and bottom lines and fill in the wing.
One of the best eyeliner tips is simply following the lower lash line and extending it to create the most flattering wing shape for you. We recommend using a pencil liner in black to sketch the shape and minimize mistakes. Now you're ready to fly!