Connie…thank you for your email asking….”how to obtain the difficult but fabulous… liquid eyeliner technique”.
Connie, don’t feel alone.. most women will agrree…. liquid is the most difficult to use. However, many love the look…liquid liner gives. I have found, the best solution around using liquid. First, find a WET eye shadow, I use Lancomb. (It can be used Dry, for a powder eye shadow.) Next find a very tight brush head…or use a Q-Tip that has a pointed head…not to be confused with the standard oval Q Tip. You can find the pointed Q Tips in the cosmetic department. The applicator does need to be short and very tight for this to work…think of how short and hard the tip of your eyeliner pencil is. Wet the brush or pointed Q tip and mix in with the wet shawdow ( practice first on your hand…basically find the thickness you want for your line). Instead of “drawing a line” ….”walk the brush, dab by dab… down and across your eyelid”…as close to your eyelashes as possible. When you’re finished with the first eye, create the same thickness on the next eye. You can then, create a light tail, if you desire the cat eye look which is obtained only with liquid liner. Don’t brush it on. By using the wet shadow with the correct applicator …. simply press or walk the shadow across in 3 or 4 straight dabs and when dry… will look like a liquid line, and will stay on much longer than a standard pencil. Wet powder gives a much more defined line, than a pencil–without the mess of liquid. It is easier to remove than liquid liner.
When you’re finished with both eyes, use the left over wet shadow…and apply to your eyebrows to fill in any sparse brow area and also use to draw the perfect arch. Select a color, which matches your eyebrows and eyelashes…which will help your eye shadow colors …bring out your eyes.