How to Use Eyeliner

Tip of the Day: Emphasize eyes for a flirty day or night time look.

How to Use Eyeliner

Tip of the Day: Emphasize eyes for a flirty day or night time look.

-Dora Salgado

How to Use Eyeliner 

Here are three ways to make your peepers stand out.

For a classic line: Use a cream or gel-based eyeliner like Smashbox’s Jet Set Waterproof Eyeliner (below left, $22, smashbox.com). First, hold your upper eyelid taut, and then draw the line with a flat-edged eyeliner brush. Use E.L.F’s Eyeliner Brush (below right, $1, eyeslipsface.com) in short strokes instead of one full swoop. Always start at the inner corner of eye and end just at the outer corner.

eyeliner makeup

For a retro 60’s inspired look: Extend the line to just beyond outer corner of eye, it will create a “cat tail“ look – think Twiggy.

For a smokier eye: Blend a dark shadow over liner with an eye shadow brush like Urban Decay’s Shadow Brush ($18, urbandecay.com). 

urban decay brush

After relocating from Hollywood to New York City, makeup and hair artist Dora Salgado continues in her quest for the perfect red lipstick.


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  1. saldav83 says:

    I love eyeliner. It is my must have makeup along with mascara. without it, my eyes are so washed out.

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