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How to apply pencil eyeliner is a difficult technique for many makeup beginners that takes a lot of time to practice. Eyeliner is the focal point of eye makeup. A smooth eyeliner brings more attractive and clear eyes. But for makeup beginners, it’s easy for us to tremble while outlining our eyeliner and then ruin the whole look! It is a very frustrating experience.

Here we will share more of your tips on how to apply pencil eyeliner. Compared to eyeliner, pencil eyeliner is more beginner friendly. This type of liner is a solid formula that usually consists of a mixture of waxes, silicones, and oils. They are easier to control than liquid eyeliners and create a clean, natural line. The liner also smudges easily and many even come with a built-in applicator that makes it easy to create a smoky eye look.

Get your eyeliner ready
First of all, for your eyeliner to be more detailed and beautiful, it’ s quite important that we need to choose a good eyeliner. Here, we recommend Creamy Smooth Longwear Gel Eyeliner from Perfect Diary, which has a very smooth texture and can stay in the corners of your eyes for a long time with fluttering wings.

Depending on your personal preference, we can choose the right eyeliner color for you. Generally speaking, brown eyeliner is more suitable for a natural everyday look and black eyeliner can provide a more dramatic effect. Of course, you can also try more colorful eyeliners that can make your eye makeup bolder and more interesting.

After preparing the eyeliner, we also need to prime the skin of our eyes, which will make the outline of the eyeliner easier and more lasting because the excess oil is absorbed.

Use pencil eyeliner to apply your upper eyeliner
How to apply pencil eyeliner? What we need to do is first gently pull your eyelid and apply the eyeliner in small strokes from the center of your eyelid to the outer corner of your eye, as close to the lash line as possible. Next draw a super thin line with the tip of the pencil, or a thicker line with the more multilateral side of the pencil. Then connect all the dotted lines to create a smooth line. Finally move the pencil to the inner corner of the eye and use the same technique to fill in the eyeliner from the inner lash line to the center.

If you are looking for a more natural and simple effect, then you don’t need to go ahead and finish your lower eyeliner. However, if you want a smoky and more exaggerated effect, you can continue down the page to see the detailed steps of the lower eyeliner.

Use pencil eyeliner to apply your lower eyeliner
The filling method for the lower eyeliner is similar to the upper eyeliner. Usually, after applying eyeshadow and eyeliner to the upper eyeliner, apply the eyeliner to the lower eyeliner. Make sure there is no dust or smudged eye shadow around your lower eyeliner. If there is, keep your lower eyelid clean by gently wiping with a cotton swab.

Apply your eyeliner from the center of your lower lid in small dashes outward. Once all these dashes create a smooth line, go back to the inner corner of your eye and create a line from there to the center.

Thus, a sexy and lovely smoky eye look is complete.

More tips on how to apply pencil eyeliner
Tip 1: Use a finer eyeliner to keep layering, rather than starting out with a thicker pencil. A thin eyeliner gives us more chances to try so that we don’t ruin our whole eye makeup with one mistake.

Tip 2: Take a small amount of loose powder in your eyeliner brush and apply it underneath the smudged line. This will prevent your eyeliner from smudging further. You can also do the same thing for your upper eyeliner. And the loose powder will also make your eyeliner last longer.

At first, eyeliner may seem challenging. This is because using eyeliner requires precision. However, with practice, you can easily master this skill. Finally, after you finish your eyeliner, you can continue to use mascara to make your eye makeup more attractive.