How to Apply Eyeliner

I’ve been asked by several people as of late how to apply eyeliner so I thought today would be a great opportunity to tell you how I apply eyeliner myself. I opt for a natural looking eye and so my eyeliner does not have any wings. I’ve never worn my eyeliner with wings. I’m very Caucasian and my husband is Filipino. So, having winged eyeliner just seems strange to me. My daughter on the other hand loves winged eyes because she feels they make her eyes look bigger. Well, I already have bug eyes and if I make them appear any bigger, I’m pretty sure people will think I’m certifiable.

The photo of me below was after rubbing my eyes and taking a nap, but, I’m posting it because my daughter said my eye makeup looked like Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony. I wasn’t sure whether that was a compliment or an insult coming from a 14 year old. I’ve been reassured it was a compliment. She was referring to my Twilight Sparkle MAC Cosmetics Purple Shimmering Eyeshadow! LOL I used the MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow in Pastelluxe. For a more affordable option, you can always opt for Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette “In the Tropics” as well.
eye-makeupWhen it comes to how to apply eyeliner, every one does it differently and in varying degrees. I think this is the most feared cosmetic for mothers as they struggle with the idea of their daughters drawing lines to close to their eyeballs. I swear this is the single most poorly done cosmetic job in the industry. Most people just simply look like clowns and I myself have looked like a clown before too.

I simply LINE my eyes with EYELINER from the inner corner to the outer corner. I have pale eyelashes and extremely pale eyelids. I apply my eyeliner after I apply eye shadow for this reason. This takes a steady hand or a straight line will not be accomplished and you can’t use your eye shadow to blend out the line. Well, not if you used my preferred brand of eyeliner. :) I use the Bobbi Brown Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush but, you can accomplish the same look with the Sephora Collection Classic Must Have Angled Liner Brush #90. I wear the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink-Jet Black.

eye-makeup2The color of the year is radiant orchid, opt for purple over emerald or cobalt. Blue eyes tend to fade away with blue and green eyeliners or eye shadows. But purple shadows help accentuate blue eyes and it is after all, my fave color. If you want to put the focus on your eyes I say use a really shimmery and shiny palette like Put the focus on them with a shimmery palette like MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow in Pastelluxe which is what I use or a more affordable but equally glam option Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette “In the Tropics” as well.  The amethyst and purple colors can be used as allover shadows and if the amethyst is dark enough it can be used as a concentrated eyeliner.

The thing about having blue eyes is that they are the most easily manipulated color, they can look gray, icy blue or turquoise with the appropriate eyeliner and eye shadows. Choosing a purple or lavender shade will always make your eyes pop. If you used rust colors your eyes will electrifying. Smoky eyes always look wonderful with people with light eyes and so, a smoky eye is my go to look.

People always comment on my eyes and my hair. I like to play up my eyes with lavenders or neutrals with jet black eyeliner. I like a natural looking eyeliner over the winged out eyeliner and if I’m not wearing black you can bet I’ll be wearing a violet shade. I’d much rather have a beautiful, understated look than an over the top dramatic look any day of the week. How much eyeliner do you wear and how do you apply your eyeliner?



  1. I can’t live without eyeliner! My eyes are really small so I start in the middle of the top of my eyelid in jet black and do a thin line out. If I do a bottom line, I do the same thing – middle out and then I smudge.

  2. Thanks for the tips! I love eyeliner and feel naked without it.

  3. I don’t usually do eyeliner, but when I do — it’s a special event. Thanks for these tips for helping me do it right!

  4. I use eyeliner almost everyday. It is always good to know how others apply theirs.

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