Eyeliner is one of the things in makeup that tests our patience the most. It requires you to be precise and steady which produces stunning results. However, sometimes you just cannot be bothered with all the effort and hard work. The days when you wake up on the fifth ring of your alarm require you to rush through your morning routine which does not leave much time for you to do much of anything let alone put on eyeliner. But the days of believing that less time means no eyeliner are no more because we have gathered the best and quickest tips for you to put on eyeliner smoothly and perfectly in the mornings without having to waste any precious time.
Easiest Eyeliner Tips:
Make it smokey:
Make it smokey:
When you have five minutes to do your complete makeup and rush out of the house, you might think of surpassing eyeliner altogether. Nobody could blame you because drawing a cat eye takes time and patience which we run short on in the mornings. But that does not mean you have to go without eyeliner for the day? That would be a tragedy and we are here to fix it.
All you have to do is line your eyes with kohl or gel eyeliner without worrying about precision. If the line is crooked, it does not matter because then you take a small brush like a concealer brush and smudge it out. Achieve a smokey look by smudging the brush across the liner and blending it upwards into your lid. If a brush is not your deal then you can use your fingers as well. The smokey eyeliner will open up your eyes and only take a minute.
Line it up:
Sometimes we are in the mood to have a pretty wing but unfortunately, that look requires a lot of time and precision which seems impossible in the mornings. If you are in a rush but still want to create a sharp and attractive wing, without it taking two hours, then all you have to do is use some office supplies.
Take a bit of scotch tape, press it on your hand a few times so it does not stick too harshly to your skin, line it up from the outer corner of your lash line, and angle it towards the end of your eyebrow. This would help create a guide for you to draw a straight and sharp wing. You can even use a post-it note, business card or any other stiff and straight material that you can think of. This would not only give you sharp wings but they would be equal on each side.
Eyeliner application always depends on the tools and products you are using. The different kinds of eyeliners offer their own style and texture from which you can choose your preference. Eyeliner markers or pens are great for when you are in a rush and need a smooth yet easy liner application. Markers may not be able to give you thin and precise wings but they give you thick straight lines, last a long time, and do not smudge throughout the day.
Gel and liquid liners can give you the precision you need but they require brushes and a skilled precise hand otherwise your liner would not apply smooth. Pencil liners are perfect for lining your eyes or for when you want a smokey and smudged look. You should figure out your style preferences and then choose the tools or products according to it.
Simplicity is key:
Whenever you are in doubt not just regarding eyeliner but any aspect of your makeup routine, remember that simplicity is the key to a great yet effortless look. The more you try to make something intense the more the chances are of you making mistakes. Simple looks have fewer risks and take little time to achieve.
Whether you are short of time or not, the simple technique of lining your eyes with black eye pencil will always be a hit. You line the upper and lower waterlines to create definition with subtlety. You can use any liner to closely lien the upper lash line and then take a brown pencil to the waterline to create depth. Or you can create an inverse look by lining below the bottom lash line and only lining the upper waterline. It would look dramatic and appealing.
Sometimes you do not feel like you are in the mood for a dramatic and bold black eyeliner look. You want something that looks more natural and subtle yet defines your eyes. Some makeup artists also use this trick on their clients which makes them look like they have naturally big and attractively lined eyes. To create such a look, all you need is a taupe colored eye pencil and a small brush.
Taupe eye pencil will not bring much color to your eyes but give them the subtle definition you want. Line the upper and bottom waterline and lash line with the pencil. Then take a concealer brush or a similar tool to smudge out the edges. This would create a subtle yet appealing smokey look that would look natural and effortless.
If you are confused then you are correct to feel so because how can you line your eyes without eyeliner? However, makeup sometimes works like magic and can transform you with just a few tricks. The least effortless eyeliner look is when you use no liner at all. Instead, you make use of your mascara. When coating your lashes with mascara, press the wand a bit into the roots of your lashes. Remember to use a light hand because too much pressure can deposit a lot of product or even hurt your eyes. The mascara will get deposited into the lash line and make them look fuller without you having to use any liner. This trick works best when you curl your eyelashes before putting on mascara as it opens up your eyes and makes the application easier.