Here are some lining techniques as requested by I’ve Been Sungified.
*Top lash line: Tilt your head up slightly, pull your skin taut, look down into a mirror and start from the inner corner working your way towards the outer corner. A pointy but soft brush like Sephora’s Long Handle Sable Eyeliner Brush (US$8) as shown below would work.
Sephora Long Handle Sable Eyeliner Brush
*Bottom lash line: Pull the skin under your eye down a little, look up into a mirror and start from the outer corner lining inwards. I recommend using a push brush like MAC #212 Flat Definer ($20) or an angled brush like MAC #263 Small Angle Brush ($16.50).
MAC #263 Small Angle Brush
MAC #212 Flat Definer
More Advanced Technique
*Tightlining: This is a technique highly recommended by famous makeup artist Laura Mercier. It is mostly done along the top lash line where the liner is pushed into the lash line. The end result is very natural and subtle. You should not see any spaces between the liner and your lashes and your lashes will look thicker and your eyes more defined.
How To Make Your Liner Lasts Longer
1. The best way to make your liner stay is to line your top and bottom lash lines with a pencil followed by a liquid liner.
2. Powder your skin with translucent powder before and after you line your eyes.
3. Never ever rub your eyes if you have makeup on. Although this is common sense, a lot of people still do it unconsciously.
4. Liquid and gel liners tend to stay on the longest while pencils have the tendency to smudge easier.
5. Wet your liner brush with a drop of MAC’s Water Based Mixing Medium for extra staying power.
If you just want a little definition, this is the look for you. Simply line your top and bottom lash lines with a black, gray or brown pencil liner. Smudge with a q-tip to soften the look. Another way to do this is to use powder eyeshadow as your liner.
Think Audrey Hepburn, aka black liquid liner extended past the corner. Rest your elbow on a flat surface and start from the middle of the eye. Line towards the outer corner. Wing it just past the outer corner. Go back to the inner corner and line until it meets the middle. This look is best paired with nude eyes and red lips.
For something a little out there, experiment with colors. You can try:
a) lining your top and bottom lash lines in different colors
b) doing a bold color only along the bottom lash line
c) rimming your top and bottom lash lines with a bright color like teal (as shown on the left) or violet.
How To Tightline Your Eyelashes