The Ultimate Eyeliner Guide
Right now, eyes are where it's at. Which means you may be experiencing Eyeliner Overload - but no need to get overwhelmed. Figuring out which liner is perfect for a cat eye vs. a smoky eye. vs. a doll eye doesn't have to leave you feeling winged
out (that's another eye look btw.) We're going to outline the right eyeliner for every look out there. (Well, 89% of them anyway.) Consider your eyeliner I.Q. about to be raised.
Metallic Eyeliner Looks
How To Use Metallic Liquid LinerGlide the pen gently along your lash line or over your lids to create a bold look. Dip the pen in the ink cap if you want to add more color.
Glossy Gel Eyeliner
How to use Glossy Gel Liner for a Grungy Smokey Eye
Apply to your upper lashes, or lower lashes, or even both if you want to take your look gorgeously over the top. And if you're really looking to line your way into uncharted territory, apply to your upper lash and smudge the lid for a hot take on the new grunge smoky eye look.
Cream Eyeliner for Smokey Eyes
How to Use Cream Eyeliner for Smokey Eye Makeup
Start from the inner corner of your eye and work outward, gliding the pencil slowly right above your lashes for an intense line. Then flip the pencil around and use the smudge tool to diffuse the color upwards on your eyelid for a few seconds before the formula sets. It's up to you how far you want to take it. Just remember-where there's smoke, there's fire.
Precision Gel Eyeliner
How to Use Gel Eyeliner for Fine Lines
Twist the liner until a little bit of color shows at the tip. Glide wherever you want to define your eyes. For a smoky look, flip the liner and use the smudger tool.
Pro Tip: Keep the ultra-fine tip short and be gentle while applying the creamy formula to avoid breaking the tip.
Ultra-Fine Line Liquid Eyeliner
How to Use Liquid Liner for a Cat Eye Look
Draw along your lash line for a line result that's on the thin side (if you're afraid of messing up, try dabbing on dots along your upper lashes, then slowly connecting them.) Or, for a thicker line or cat eye look, follow up with a second, shorter line slightly above the first, but only along the last third of your lashes), then color in the empty space.
Liquid Eye Pens for Sharp Lines
How to Use Eyeliner Pen
Simply draw along your lash line for a thin line, or draw a second line above the first (along the last third of your lashes), to get a slightly thicker looking line.