Smudging, wonky lines and unevenness – those are just a few of the issues you can face when looking to make your eyes appear bigger and more defined with eyeliner. To avoid the pitfalls, we spoke to the make-up artist Morganne Martini about her three simple tricks for perfect eye make-up every time.
1. Move your eyeliner back and forth in small motions
Although it can be tempting to try and apply your eyeliner in one, straight line, unless you have the steadiest of hands you’re unlikely to get the flawless finish you want.
“For the perfect flick, move your eyeliner pencil make and forth in small motions while pressing very gently. This allows you to build up the definition and minimise the risk of wonky lines”, says Martini.
“Then, if you want a smoky finish, use a smudging eyeshadow brush to gently feather the line too. You’ll find it easier to do one eye first and then move on to the other, so that the eyeliner is still blendable.”
Martini recommends using Marc Jacobs’ Fineliners in the colour of your choice for a creamy, high-definition finish.