5 Common Eyeliner Mistakes

Those black streaks you draw on your lash line can either make or break your entire look. So, make sure you’re not guilty of these eyeliner blunders!

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As easy as those beauty vloggers make it seem to apply eyeliner, it actually requires extreme precision and skill IRL to not end up looking like a raccoon. When done right, eyeliners can make your eyes appear wider, bigger and sultrier. Admit it, who wouldn’t want that? Every eye shape is different and for many Malaysian girls, we’re blessed with almond-shaped peepers that may be trickier to maneuver, especially if you have mono-lids too. To accentuate your eyes the right way, be sure to avoid these common eyeliner mistakes.

  • Lining Your Entire Eye

Applying black eyeliner on both the upper and lower lash lines will only make your eyes look smaller by overwhelming them. Instead, try lining only the outer parts of the upper and lower lash lines with a dark hue (black and brown are your safest bets) for a lengthening effect.

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Photo: stylewu.com

 

  • Leaving a Gap

Leaving a gap (no matter how thin) between your lashes and your eyeliner is a common mistake that many have committed. Your solution: tight-lining. This technique looks very natural and also makes your lashes appear more voluminous!

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Photo: checkonbuy.com

 

  • Stretching Your Eye While Lining It

Tugging and pulling the skin around your eye area while applying your kohl pencil may seem like the natural thing to do, but it’s exactly the opposite of what you should be doing! In addition to creating uneven textures, it’s going to cause early fine lines. Try placing a mirror below your eye level and start drawing smaller strokes. Once the outline is done, go over it with a longer stroke for a neat finish.

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Photo: gurl.com

 

  • Curling Your Lashes at the Wrong Time

Do you curl your lashes after applying eyeliner? That’s a big no-no! When you do that, the metal part of the eyelash curler tends to remove a bit of the eyeliner that’s close to your lash line, resulting in a horrendous gap (as mentioned in point #2). Reverse this order and you’re good to go.

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Photo: totalbeauty.com

 

  • Eyeliner Transfers

Prone to getting your eyeliner transferred onto the upper crease? We hear you. Whether it’s your almond-shaped eye, mono-lids or hooded crease that’s causing this dreaded dilemma, don’t worry cos you can easily combat the problem by over-drawing the centre part of your eyes with a curved line. When you open your eyes, the line will stay put in its place minus any mess.

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Photo: mostlysunnyblog.com

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