How to Apply Eyeliner Around the Entire Eye

By Aksana Nikolai

Heavy eye makeup is a quick, temporary way to transform your look. Whether you choose classic black or a funky blue or purple, applying eyeliner around your entire eye can add serious drama to your look and help you make a statement. Because eyeliner can make your eyes 'pop' all on its own, it is also a convenient and beautiful fix on days when you do not have a lot of time to apply full eye makeup that includes shadow and mascara.

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Step 1

Run a tissue along the tip of the pencil or applicator brush to remove any residue, which can prevent a neat application. If you are using a pencil, sharpen a dull tip with a cosmetic sharpener.

Step 2

Place your index finger of your non-dominant hand at the outer corner of your eye. Gently pull outwards so that the skin on the eyelid and under the lower lash line is taut.

Step 3

Begin at the tear duct and work your way outwards. Use quick, short strokes to draw an interrupted line along the upper lash line.

Step 4

Keep your index finger at the outer corner and repeat step 3 on the lower lash line.

Step 5

Connect the two lines at the outer corner so that they form a 60- degree angle.