Beginner Makeup: 5 Simple Steps on Applying Eyeliner

by - February 04, 2020

Easy Eyeliner Tutorial for Beginners

I'm coming up with a new series on my blog that will tackle anything about beginner makeup. In this Beginner Makeup series, I'll share with you some tips and how-to's about foundation, eye shadows, and a lot more. I'm so excited to bring you this series because I'm passionate about sharing my knowledge in makeup, hoping that I'll get to help some with planning to get into makeup.

For the first-ever post in my Beginner Makeup series, I'll share with you 5 easy and simple steps to applying Eyeliner. This is not rocket science. All you need is an eyeliner, steady hands, and a lot of patience. Just in case - you'll also need cotton buds and a makeup remover.


Eyeliner 101: Types of Eyeliner Products

First: we would focus on the 3 types of eyeliner products in the market. We have the eyeliner pencil, gel/cream, and liquid. There are plenty more out there, but let's stick to these three for now.

Eyeliner 101 Types of Eyeliner Products

Pencil
This is pretty much the most beginner-friendly type of eyeliner of the three. You can line your eyes without having to be too precise. Pencil eyeliners are best for smokey eye looks since they are easy to smudge. After application, you can use a smudger, or just your finger to slightly smudge the eyeliner for a smokey look. Due to it's soft, creamy consistency: eyeliner pencils usually are used for tightlining and waterlining. Just make sure to sharpen the pencil for a more precise application.

Liquid Eyeliner
Liquid Eyeliners have different kinds of applicators in the market. There are bottle and brush sets, pens, and stamps. This type of eyeliner is perfect for precise and clean eyeliner looks. You can draw pretty much anything using liquid eyeliner pens. Liquid Eyeliners also have different finishes like matte, glossy, and satin.

For me, this type of eyeliner is for those who have steady hands, because liquid eyeliner are prone to mistakes. However, if you get used to liquid eyeliners; you'll see how amazing they'll look on the eyes. The colors are intense - plus they last longer on the lids compared to the pencil eyeliner.

Gel/Cream Eyeliner
This type of eyeliner usually comes in a bottle with a brush applicator. It has a thick, creamy consistency that, together with the brush, will be more forgiving for people with shaky hands. Like the liquid eyeliner; you can also create precise lines with the brush. However, due to its creamy consistency, it is more prone to smudging. The brush you'll use will make or break your eyeliner application. Make sure to use a smaller angle brush if you prefer a thinner, more precise lines.


How to Draw a Basic Wing Eyeliner Look

I'll compile 5 easy steps to applying a basic wing eyeliner look using a liquid eyeliner. There are plenty of eyeliner looks out there but let's focus on the basics since this tutorial is for beginners.
Easy Eyeliner Tutorial for Beginners Step by Step Guide
Step 1: Using the body of your liquid eyeliner pen as a ruler (you can also use an eyeshadow brush), connect the outer corner of your eyes to the tip of your eyebrows. The other end of your ruler should touch the side of your nose. This should let you know which angle to draw the wing of your eyeliner.

Step 2: Draw a straight line from the outer corner of your eyes up to where you want the tip of your wing to be. Press the pen on the outer corner of the eyes, and while drawing the line to the tip of the wing, bit by bit release your hand pressure.

Step 3: A little below the tip of the wing, draw a straight, slant line going to your upper lash line. Make sure not to draw over the fold of your eyelid.

Step 4: Draw a line from the inner corner of your eyes to the line you drew from Step 3. The space between your upper lash line and the line should be thinner at the inner corner and goes thicker while going outwards.

Step 5: Fill in the space with the eyeliner and let it dry.

Additional Step: Apply your favorite falsies/mascara and you're good to go!


With these 5 steps: you should be able to draw your own wing eyeliner look. I know it won't be perfect at first. But with practice and patience: you will perfect your wing eyeliner look. And once you learn it, you'll see how it pulls together your simple everyday look.

There are plenty more I want to discuss with you about eyeliners but, let's keep it simple for now. This post might get boring if I discuss everything here. Moving forward, I'll share more beginner makeup how-to's and tips so if you want to keep updated, feel free to subscribe to my email newsletter. Please like my Facebook page, and follow me on the Instagram page to get notified. The links are all on the sidebar of my blog.

I hope I get to share with you something that can be of help regarding eyeliners. If you have any questions, or you want to share anything with us, feel free to leave a comment on the comment section below. Thank you for reading!

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