Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Liquid Eyeliner Challenge

About a week or so ago I told you that I had been given a challenge. In this post, I have accepted that challenge and I am going to face off against the always scary liquid eyeliner. Ahhh!!

My good friend Morgan Wilson is the one that challenged me in this area. Morgan is not afraid of anything. Morgan is a girly girl to the max. Morgan works in Nashville doing makeup for famous country singers. Morgan says there is nothing to be afraid of when it comes to liquid eyeliner. We shall see if Morgan is right.

Morgan :)
 The beautiful Morgan herself, wrote out all the steps of the liquid eyeliner applying process. I read them, tried them, and now I am going to share them with you lovely people.

First of all, you always apply the eye shadow first. I used to think that the eyeliner was the first step. I was very wrong. Always apply the eyeshadow first. Don't forget haha. Then its eyeliner time!!

Step 1: Use a freshly-sharpened black eyeliner pencil to draw a thin line across your lash line. Morgan said that her personal favorite is MAC's smolder.

The line should be as close to your eyelashes as possible.

Step 2: Using a liquid liner with a thin felt-tip, thinly trace the pencil line, beginning at the inside corner. I used Covergirl liquid eyeliner.

Pulling your eye tight with the hand you don't write with (if you're left handed, use your right) trace along the pencil line with the hand you write with for the best control. The area of skin around your eye is extremely sensitive so don't pull hard.

 Step 3: You should now have perfectly straight eyeliner (on your 5th or 6th try) do not give up the first 4 takes practice. Now apply mascara and voila, you have perfectly defined eyes!

See girls, liquid eyeliner is not that scary. I did it perfectly the first time!! Ok ok, you caught me, my line was not perfect. However, I do believe that it is an art that I can master with enough practice. AND... If any of you ever need any makeup assistance, Morgan Wilson is the girl to turn to, she knows her stuff. I would like to thank her for sending me these steps and also for brightening up my life with her personality.

Girly girls are not afraid of liquid eyeliner, so practice practice and conquer your fears with me. :)


  1. I've never thought of using liquid eyeliner on top of my other eyeliner. I bet that would give my eyes much more definition! I'll have to try that next time I go out. Thanks for the tip! =]

  2. I will use this post as a guide when I have enough courage to try liquid eyeliner!

  3. I've always liked liquid liner for more extravagent events or evenings, cause it's so much darker. In general and for everyday use I tend to use a regular eyelyiner, but that's on very rare occasions too. haha, Congrats on accepting and completing the challenge Erin!