For most women, eyeliner is not the most effortless makeup to apply. For one, you have to be very careful so as not to go overboard with the thickness of your application, and two, the line should be as even as possible for both eyes. It’s a challenge many women go through. But once you get the hang of it—once you master your eyeliner routine—it can make your eyes look bigger and more awake, especially for those with naturally-born “singkit” or slanted eyes who want to try other eye looks from time to time.
In this article, a beauty guru shares her tips and tricks into killing the eyeliner game within five minutes or less! We also rounded up some user-friendly eyeliner products you can try, which are all available on our shores.
Elva Ni /Photo from @misselvani on Instagram
Elva Ni is a Chinese YouTube vlogger, model, and yoga instructor who believes that positioning a mirror below our chin level when applying eyeliner is always helpful. In that way, when you look down the mirror, it will guide us better on where to draw the line in the spot between the eyelashes and eyelid. She advises you to start in the middle of the eyes and get comfortable with the eyeliner first before drawing.
“One of the benefits of starting in the middle is it’s going to be okay if you made a mistake and drew a thick line since thickening in the middle can make your eyes look bigger and more round,” Elva shares in one of her eyeliner tutorials on YouTube.
For beginners who are just starting to learn the hoops of wearing eyeliner, Elva advises stopping the line at the end of your eyelashes. Through this technique, your eyes will look more natural but better.
On the other hand, if you’re feeling extra and you want to look more awake, you can extend the eyeliner a little bit upwards at the end of your lashes to make an illusion of bigger eyes.
Meanwhile, Elva advises drawing an eyeliner downwards at the end of your eyelashes for those looking for a gentler eyeliner look. By doing so, your eyes will give off an easy glam.
“The most important advice when putting on eyeliner is to practice. You can only draw a perfect eyeliner from continuously practicing,” the beauty guru concludes.
If you’re ready to serve some looks and kill the eyeliner game like Elva Ni, here are some beauty brands with eyeliners that you wouldn’t want to miss!
Careline Graph-Ink Liner (P190)
Careline Graph-Ink Liner /Photo from Careline’s Shopee Store
For a more budget-friendly option but still guarantees to deliver your much needed eye definition, the Careline Graph-Ink Liner is always a good idea. It has a high-precision felt-tip applicator that allows you to line lids as delicately or intensely as you want. Its smudge-proof and waterproof formula provides a lasting wear throughout the day.
Issy & Co. Eyeliner Duo (P399)
Issy & Co Eyeliner Duo /Photos from @issyandcompany on Instagram
Two is better than one, especially for this Eyeliner Duo from Issy & Co. Each tube comes with a gel pencil on one side and a liquid liner which claims to deliver a super intense pigment in Dark Brown and Black shades. The Eyeliner Duo’s formula glides sleekly, which makes the application of eyeliners easy peasy!
Perfect Diary Super Slim Long Lasting Liquid Eyeliner (P400)
Perfect Diary Liquid Eyeliner /Photo from Perfect Diary’s Lazada Store
With “unlimited beauty” at its core, the Perfect Diary Liquid Eyeliner stays true to its brand as it guarantees easy application and ultimate precision with every glide. This eyeliner is a perfect tool regardless if you’re still a beginner or already a pro, as it delivers effortlessly crisp, even, and precise lines along the lid that is comparable to a tattoo-like payoff.
Happy Skin Budge-proof Liquid Eyeliner (P399)
Happy Skin budge-proof Liquid Eyeliner /Photo from @happyskin_ph on Instagram
For a fool-proof mess-free eyeliner, opt for Happy Skin’s budge-proof Liquid Eyeliner. Not only does it give complete control in creating smooth, precise lines to define the eyes, it also features a flexible felt tip that follows the eye contours effortlessly. Whether you’re going after a subtle or statement look, this eyeliner boasts of supreme staying power with its intensely pigmented formula.
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Liquid Eyeliner (P1300)
KVD Beauty Tatoo Liner /Photo from sephora.ph.
For ultra-precise lines inspired by tattoo artistry, give Kat Von D Tattoo Liner a try. It’s a waterproof liquid eyeliner with all-day wear and opaque pigment, which a lot of Chinoys swear by! You can trust its high-pigment, smudge-resistant formula to stay put from day to night with a brush tip that delivers easy application and ultimate precision.