Avoid these common eyeliner mistakes to get your eyeliner on fleek!


When we talk of eyeliner, some girls get anxiety. That is because applying eyeliner is an art which only a few people can master. It often happens that while we feel that we have achieved just the perfect eyeliner for one eye, the other eye looks just as messed up.From cat eyes to smoky looks to even basic winged liner, our hard work in front of the mirror often amounts to not so flattering result that is raccoon eyes! We ultimately get disappointed and feel what is the point of struggling so much when we know that the result would be nothing but a mess?If you too often experience such feelings, don’t worry.  We are here to help you out.We searched far and wide for a video that not only acquaints you with good eye lining practices but also helps you fix the mistakes you’ve already made.Keep the things mentioned in this video in mind while applying your eyeliner and we assure you that you will get your eyeliner on fleek every time!

The host of this video is famous beauty guru, YouTuber Tina Yong. If you haven’t heard of her, go check her channel out! We are sure that you will love her videos and find them to be of a great use.She will guide us through her list of the top twelve ways in which we end up making common eyeliner mistakes. Out of the twelve, we have chosen our favorite ones.Have a look at them.

1.Mistake number one: you tend to line your entire eye.

According to Tina, we have all been guilty of lining our entire eyes at one point or another. But, if “overlining” is a part of your daily makeup routine, let us take you through some helpful yet interesting facts. 

Lining the entire eye area, from bottom to top and around both corners, actually makes the eyes appear smaller. So, if you already have small eyes, it will make them look much smaller than they actually are. Also, if you have big eyes, you, at no point in time would like to make them appear smaller. Instead, you would want to flaunt them in all possible ways. So, overlining your entire eye should be avoided at any cost, irrespective of the size of your eyes. It is something that is never going to make your eyes look flattering! If you have this thought that lining your entire eye will make you look more wide awake and alert, you are indeed wrong. This is a misconception that is being followed since time immemorial. Instead, If you’re going for a wide-eyed look, our host recommends only using liner on the lid of the eye, and as close to the lash line as possible. There should be no gap between the eyeliner and your lash line as that will make your look unpleasant. Lining your upper lashline as close as possible will make you look so much more awake, so go for that look instead.

2.Mistake number two: You stretch up your eye area.

While you might not consider this to be of that much importance, we do!You have no idea how much damage you are doing to your skin by following the wrong makeup practices. You may be contributing to early signs of aging by making this big makeup blunderAnd guess what, you might not even be aware of it! What we are talking about here is Yanking or lifting the eyelids while applying makeup. Doing this not only irritates this delicate region, it can also cause deep wrinkles to form!Moreover, stretching your skin a little too much can cause dryness in that region. So, instead of using your finger to pull the lid, Tina recommends keeping your hands off your face when lining the eyes. Just lift your chin a little bit upward and you should get similar results. This method will keep fine lines from forming and, as a bonus, will help you make fewer mistakes along the way. So, if you can achieve similar and even better results with fewer efforts, why to damage your skin?

3.Mistake number three: You only show love to the bottom line and not the upper one.

As a matter of fact, this is every girl’s go-to technique in high school because, in those days, everyone thinks that the dark line at the bottom of your eye will make you look older.And everyone was indeed right! It does make you look older. So, as you actually grow older, you would want to do away with this makeup technique. Because let’s admit, anyone over the age of 18 doesn’t want to make herself look older! In this tutorial, Tina even mentions that lining the bottom waterline line can make the eyes appear “unbalanced.”So, to get that popping effect while still preserving your natural eye shape, she recommends drawing a tight line on the lid and using a lighter brown shade on the bottom corner.You can even go in with a nude pencil liner on the lower waterline, If you want to widen the look of your eye.

So, these were our favorite picks. Watch the entire video below to know more such tips which will take your eyeliner game on point. Follow these steps to master the art of applying eyeliner correctly!

How helpful was Tina’s liner advice? Were you guilty of making these mistakes in the past? If yes, make sure to not repeat those in the future. Let us know about your experiences in the comments section.