The Beginner’s Guide to Mastering Eyeliner

Ah, eyeliner. We love you so, but must you be so difficult? We give you all our time and patience, and yet you still rebel like an angry teen, wobbling and smudging and streaking to no end. To which we say enough. If we feel this way, we can only imagine what newbies must feel—which is why we’re taking things back to basics today and sharing 10 game-changing tips for the eyeliner inept (or just those who've never given it a chance). These are the very tips that have helped us overcome our own eyeliner frustrations and greatly improved our tracing, retracing, and flicking. Scary pencil of doom Eyeliner ready? Let’s get started.

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Congrats! You've taken your eyeliner game to the next level. Now go practice that technique. Want more eyeliner tips? Here are six tips especially for girls with small eyes.