It's no secret that eyeliner can turn tired eyes into your most flattering feature. Exhibit A: This gorgeous look modeled by Preen.Me user Vanessa A:
Vanessa A is wearing Women's Health's Beauty Award Winner Cargo Texas Liquid Eyeliner in black, one of the 14 best beauty products to look hot after hours.
The thing is, you can only achieve this effect when you wield the eyeliner wand correctly. So we asked Women's Health beauty editor Jill Percia how to get the look:
1. Tilt your chin up, and look down slightly. Then trace the lid from inner to outer corner, staying as close to the lash line as possible. When you reach the outer corner, extend the line about one-quarter to one-half inch toward the outer edge of your brow.
2. Repeat, this time tracing a fresh line directly above the first. For an even more dramatic effect, repeat a third time.
And don't forget to...
- Keep your face relaxed. While you might be tempted to pull the skin around your eye taut, stretching the skin while you apply liner will result in a weird-looking, jagged line.
- Support your arm. Turns out, you don't need a steady hand to avoid eyeliner disasters. Just place your elbow on a table while you apply it. ("It helps me every time," says Percia.)
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