The Beauty Report

How to apply your eyeliner?

There are several different types of eyeliner. To find the one that’s best for you, first decide on what makeup look you’re after. Stéphanie Peirello-Hervé, makeup expert for Helena Rubinstein, gives us her tips on how to work with eyeliner.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF EYELINER

There are several kinds of eyeliner that provide different results: fluid eyeliner which is applied with a brush pen, gel eyeliner which uses a brush, and dry eyeliner which requires a damp synthetic brush.

For everyday makeup, opt for a fluid eyeliner which enables easy and precise application for outlined eyes and a vinyl effect.

THE DOUBLE NATURE OF EYELINER

Eyeliner is one of your secret weapons when it comes to defining and elongating your lash line.

For your daily makeup, it can be worn for a subtle and natural beauty look, but can also be applied in a more striking way. For a discreet look, keep the line thin and as close as possible to the roots of the lashes.

For a sophisticated evening look, outline the lash line with a thicker and/or longer line to emphasize your eyes. An even more extravagant look can be achieved by playing with the length or width of the flick at the outer edge of the eye.

TECHNIQUES FOR APPLYING EYELINER

Eyeliner is always applied in the same way. Start by pressing the tip of the brush against the roots of the lashes, beginning in the middle. Next, draw the line towards the inner corner to create the interior part, then back along and towards the outer corner for the exterior part of the line.

Achieve perfect symmetry by applying the eyeliner on both eyes simultaneously, completing each step one after the other. This technique will simplify your makeup application.

Don’t forget to add a coat of mascara once your eyeliner is applied and dry. Use the Spectacular eyeliner for an enhanced beauty look.

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