3 Weeks Worth Of Eyeliner Styles!

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Here are some eyeliner styles to inspire a bit of a change today! Liner is so useful and versatile. You can also find a liner regardless of your budget.

I love that you can actually create so many different looks just with a stick of eyeliner. Here they are!

The Usual Suspect...

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With a pencil, cream( e.l.f. Studio Cream Eyeliner-$3) or gel ( e.l.f. Studio Eyeliner & Shadow Stick-$3) eyeliner. The pencil is the easiest to use. A twisty, creamy pencil blends out nicely. Then you can make the line soft and pretty by blending it out.

How you do it is, you apply the line not so neatly, blend it out left to right, then make a neater line over it with your eyeliner...

To elongate your lashes, line the inner rim of your top lashes. We have some tips for tightlining eyeliner styles.

Thicken The Line

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The line can be uniformly thick, or thick in the middle to make your eyes a little more round. Then it can also be thicker at the ends for understated cattiness.

If you have small eyes, use a lighter eyeliner, like grey or brown so that they don't become too beady...

Note that in the picture, this is the same eye, it really demonstrates the effect of emphasizing the different parts of your eye.

Double Liner

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This look works for people with enough lid to work with, especially protruding eyes or monolids.

It's fun, but also gives an extra dimension to your lids. It's the illusion of a crease. Or a crease within a crease...

Winged Eyeliner Styles

Wing It Out Into A Cat Eye

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To Wing to cat eye, the wing is going to be pointing towards the end of your eyebrows. You could do just a tiny wing at the ends,a top wing, or thicken it out.

You can also not follow your lash line exactly, but rather lift your eye just before you get to the outer ends. This can work well especially if your eye faces downwards.

The best cat eye is done with waterproof gel, liquid, or pen liner. That way you don't get smudges, and deviations in the line as time goes...

e.l.f. Studio Precision Liquid Eyeliner
e.l.f. Essential Waterproof Eyeliner Pen

Wing It Out To Elongate

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A cat eye slants your eye profile, while elongation means just pulling it outwards.

I often do the muted version of this for everyday wear because small eyes can look better when elongated...

The look is also very polished, and lends to a bit of a vintage flavor...

Fishtail Liner...

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A split wing creates a fishtail at the ends of your eyes. It's probably not very practical for an every day look but is really fun for partying or being a student! 

It can be seen as combination of tilting and elongating, and just gives yor eye an interesting twist...

Wing It In

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To wing it inwards, just extend liner inwards a little bit. This works for wide set eyes, and is especially flattering for monolids. 

The liner going inwards will bring your eyes together, so maybe skip it if your eyes are already quite close...

Line Your Crease

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Take a queue from the sixties and line your crease with eyeliner. You can smudge it out for a crease contouring effect, or just leave it as is, then its got a more retro feel. 

e.l.f. Essential Eyeliner Brush

Change all these styles by making the look softer with a blending brush. You can also create a difference in the eyeliner styles by lining in different colors that suit your eye.

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