The Tips: “Start with a sharpened pencil, but rub it down a bit on the back of your hand so it’s not too sharp. While looking in the mirror, tilt your chin up a few inches and use a finger on your free had to press lightly inward and up on your lid (or down, depending on which lid you’re lining) to flip the lash line forward and expose the roots of your lashes. Using a smudge-proof or waterproof liner, wiggle your pencil in between the roots of the lashes from inner to outer corner. You want to deposit plenty of color, so the product adheres and sits well at the root of the lashes, but don’t go too far into the waterline, or the product vanishes when coming in contact with the eye.”
The Tips:“Start by lining inside the waterline or very close to the lash line with a black pencil. Then use the pencil to apply small dots as close to the lash line as possible. Take a soft, tapered brush dipped in a neutral eyeshadow and gently blend the pencil line out with the tip of the brush for a soft, smudgy look. Setting the pencil with eyeshadow helps keep your artfully smudged line in place.”
The Tools: M.A.C. Eye Kohl in Blooz, $14.50, available at M.A.C.; Cover Girl Liquiline Blast in Blackfire, $7.48, available at Wal-Mart; Dior Crayon Eyeliner in Smoky Grey, $28, available at Saks Fifth Avenue; Estee Lauder Pure Color Single Eyeshadow in Sepia Sand, $20, available at Estee Lauder.
The Tools: NARS Eyeliner Stilo in black, $27, available at Sephora; M.A.C. Fluidline in Blacktrack, $15, available at M.A.C.; M.A.C. 201 Precise Eyeliner Brush, $17.50, available at M.A.C.; ModelCo Liquid Buds Eye Makeup Remover, $14, available at Beauty 360.