STEP 2: It’s All About Anchoring
Grab your liquid eyeliner pen, and anchor your elbow onto a hard, flat surface. “The key is to make sure you have a steady hand when applying it, so resting your elbow on a surface helps a lot,” says Lyne. This will help ground your movement and make your line more stable.
STEP 3: Don’t Just Close Your Eye – Open It, Too
“I always open my eyes and map out where I want to put my liner and how I want it to look before I shut my eyes to apply it, so that it doesn’t just look good with my eyes shut,” Lyne notes. As you drag your line across your upper lash line, (start about 3/4 of the way in) open and close your eye throughout, so you can tell how the liquid eyeliner looks as you go along.
STEP 4: Make Sure to Set It
Once your eyeliner is applied, Lyne reveals that the best way to keep it from budging is to make sure you set it. “I keep my eyeliner from smudging throughout the day by making sure I’m well powdered before applying — and then I set the eyeliner with a little black eyeshadow, which can help, too,” she says.