How To Apply Artsy Eyeliner

Start with a fresh face. Before applying any makeup, make sure that your face is clean and clear of any makeup you may have been wearing previously. This will ensure that you are starting with a blank canvas. A clean, fresh face will help the makeup to apply smoothly.

Apply eye primer. Primer is the base for the rest of your makeup. It helps the eyeshadow and liner to adhere to the eyelid without smudging or fading away. It will make your eye makeup last much longer than if you were not to use primer.[1]

  • Makeup primer can be purchased at drug stores and beauty stores. Primer can range in price but you can find quality products at an affordable price, such as Nyx Cosmetics.[2]

  • Primer can be applied with the fingers and a little goes a long way. Squirt a pea-sized amount onto the tip of your finger, rub together with your other finger, and apply to both eyelids.

Apply a dab of concealer. Concealer will hide any veins, discolorations, or uneven coloring of the eyelid and will provide a nice, neutral base to work with. Dab a pea-sized amount onto the tip of your finger and apply to the lid. Repeat on the other side. Make sure to blend it until it is absorbed into the eyelid.

Obtain your eyeliner. The best type of eyeliner to use to create a graphic eye look is liquid liner. You can also use an angled eyeliner brush and some dark powder to trace where you want your eyeliner to go, but ultimately, you will be using liquid liner to create the look. The best type of liquid liner to use is a brush or a fine-tipped felt pen. These will give you the most precise application.[3]

  • Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner in Trooper is a popular eyeliner to use that is extremely precise, yet easy to use.[4]