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blog_fasheyeOK, ladies, we’ve seen a little too much of this going on, and it is time to correct this eyeliner “don’t.” Raise your hand—how many of you spend approximately five seconds on your eyeliner in the morning? You apply a line above each eye, a line that’s actually noticeable, a plain old line. If so, you’re probably in the majority of women who think that’s how you apply eyeliner. Unfortunately, that’s not so. I was reminded of this recently when I saw the beautiful makeup that my colleague, Leslie Patrick, was wearing to a holiday party. While her eyes popped, it wasn’t due to a streak of makeup above her lash line. Instead, Patrick applied her eyeliner the way that professional, long-time makeup artists do when they’re working with models and actors—they painstakingly apply tiny strokes of eyeliner to what almost seems like the lash line itself. Initially, it almost looks like you’re under-applying the eyeliner, but trust me, the effect is beautiful, and it is really how eyeliner looks the best (unless you’re going for a purposefully dramatic look). Anything more than this, and you simply look like someone with a line above their eye. Try out this method with a really sharp eyeliner pencil. It doesn’t need to be fancy or expensive, just something simple. And watch—your eyes will pop. Say hello to your eyes, and good-bye to the lines.

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