Eyeliner is a makeup that gives eyes definition, from high drama to naturally pretty. Its most popular application is along the top lashes. To create a dramatic look, black eyeliner is applied along the top and bottom lashlines and smudged for a smoky eye effect. Clinique eyeliners are easy to use and help you create a range of eye makeup looks.
To apply eyeliner pencil, find the centre of the upper lash line on the upper lid. Now, draw small dashes toward the outer corner of the eye. Blend the liner together with the soft tip of the eyeliner pencil or a blending brush. With a softer touch, repeat the same process on the lower lashline of the eye. Looking for the best eyeliner pencil? Clinique’s best selling Quickliner™ For Eyes glides on silky, long-lasting colour that stays put all day.
Learning how to do eyeliner can take a bit of practice. If you have any questions, chat with a Clinique Consultant for tips and tricks on how to achieve the best eyeliner looks.
If you’re wondering how to apply liquid eyeliner, start by finding the centre of the upper lid. Now, as close to the lashes as possible, paint small dashes on the upper lid toward the outer corner of the eye. Once the liner is dry, fill in the spaces between the dashes until the line is smooth and solid. Shop our bestselling Pretty Easy™ Liquid Eyelining Pen to add the best liquid eyeliner to your makeup bag - it is virtually mistake-proof and creates a clean line in one steady sweep.
Winged eyeliner, or “cat-eyes,” became popular in the 1960s and continues to be a statement look for dramatic eye makeup. To create a cat-eye, start at the outside corner and bring the liner in across the top lash line to the middle. Next, paint from the inner corner of the eye to connect the lines. Perfect the line, if needed, ensuring it gradually thickens towards the outside.
For a classic look, choose black eyeliner or, for something more unique, opt for purple or blue eyeliner. If using liquid or gel eyeliner, remember to let it dry before completing the line. A cat-eye or winged look should appear smooth–if it looks wobbly you can fix the imperfections with makeup remover and reapply. For more tips on how to do winged eyeliner, tune in to one of our free Skin School tutorials.