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Simple and Straightforward Tips for Eyeliners from Lovoir 

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Are you on the search for ways to apply your eyeliner without stress? If so, then this read from Lovoir is for you. From tips to perfect flicks to making your eyes appear bigger and define them, here are our top simple and straightforward eyeliner tips and tricks.

Get the Flick Angle Right

Most people have the problem of getting their liner flicks right. To do it properly, take a long makeup brush or pencil and hold it in a diagonal line from your nose's corner so that it passes along the eye's outer corner. This will be the most flattering angle of your eyeliner and so, you'll want to mark it up with dots that you can draw over.

Invisible Eyeliner Tip

If you are looking for thicker lashes, you may want to give the ''invisible eyeliner'' trick a shot.

Draw in Pencil First

Marking out the shape of your eyeliner is a simple but pro tip, endorsed by well-known makeup artists such as Pat McGrath.  Drawing in pencil first makes it easier to use and correct, followed by drawing over in gel or liquid liner.

Make the Liner Last Longer

Layering your liner with an eyeshadow of the same color will help boost its lingering power.

Boost Your Eyeshadow With White Liner

Applying eyeshadow over a white eyeliner base helps make the shade stronger, by neutralizing the skin. This is especially great to pull off with pastels.

Use DIY Stencils

If you tend to have a hard time when drawing eyeliner wings, consider using a stencil. Simply applying masking tape carefully can do a lot in achieving a straight line. You can even use a spoon's carved tip to achieve that appealing cat-eye.

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Make Your Eyes Appear Wider

Nude and white eyeliners applied to the lower waterline can help make small and even tired eyes appear wider or more open.

Freeze those Crumbling Pencils

If your eyeliner is lumpy or crumbling, consider putting it in the freezer for a few minutes in order to harden.

Use Mascara in Place of Eyeliner

Makeup artists usually dap their eyeliner brushes in a bit of mascara to achieve the same if not a better effect.

Go for Grey and Brown instead of Black

Black can often feel too bold for daylight looks and so, you may want to try to give varying shades of grey and brown in order to find the most appealing and comfortable shade for you.

Connect the Dots

If you are struggling with straight lines, then just connect the dots. Begin by placing dots right across the eyelid and then join them up, bit by bit, over the line, until you are satisfied with the thickness.

Search for an Eyeliner You Can Use

If you have been using fiddly eyeliners, it is high time you searched for one with a curved handle, in order to achieve a sturdier grip plus more control.

And there you have it, 12 tips and tricks for using eyeliner. These are simple and straightforward tricks that you can apply today and have your eyes looking flattering than ever.

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