It’s one of the most versatile and powerful tools in your ever-expanding (makeup) bag of tricks, and it takes a lead role in helping you achieve a number of the beauty world’s most sought-after makeup looks – from the classic cat eye to negative space and thumbprint liner. Yes, we’re talking about eyeliner and liquid eyeliner in particular. We’ve scoured the web for the best liquid eyeliner hacks that we could find, so you don’t have to! We outline our favourites below.
Connect the dots
Only the most talented makeup artists can get the perfect cat eye flick free-handed! Save yourself the trouble and use whatever tool you have near you to help you out – the handle of a spoon or the edge of a business card are both top choices.
Get rid of smudges
A smudge here and there is inevitable. Don’t panic! There are lots of ways to remedy a liquid eyeliner mishap without having to start from scratch. Dip a cotton earbud into a bit of warm water and wipe away the error, or invest in a skin-coloured eyeliner and simply draw over it. Nobody will ever know!
Buy the right products
The right products can make your life so much easier when it comes to getting a flawless eye makeup look! At the moment, we can’t get enough of the bold L’Oréal Paris Superliner Perfect Slim Intense Black. It’s a waterproof eyeliner that allows for a smooth-glide application and 24 hours of wear. If you’re looking for something a bit more playful, you can’t go wrong with the colourful Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner.
Be sure to keep an eye out for more incredible makeup hacks from our all-new ‘Bag of Tricks’ series.