Top lip and eye liner tips!

It’s probably the trickiest of techniques but with my line tips below, I promise you will find it much easier in no time… remember practice makes perfect and using these techniques will really simplify.


  1. When applying liner to your lid, wether you want it winged or straight, start by tracing it with a shadow a similar colour to your eyeliner. This way you can easily correct a mistake before you’ve even started with your gel or liquid and simply apply over your guide.
  2. Don’t attempt to line in one go, rather make small sketches to ease the process and get a more accurate result
  3. Stay as close to the lash line as possible
  4. Use Micellar was in a Cotton bug to correct mistakes and Perry’s wings.
  5. Use a thin synthetic angled brush
  6. Work from the outside in

Lip liner

  1. My number one tip is to make sure your pencil is very sharp!
  2. Like above, sketching the lip is better than trying to draw a continuous line
  3. Apply the line after your lipstick, this way you are also correcting the lipstick and creating a perfect shape
  4. Use a tiny amount of concealer on an angle brush to tidy and sharpen the lip edge
  5. Use a formula that you are comfortable with
  6. If lining before your lip product, smudge the edges inward on lip to create a seamless finish.
Kim Kiernan

Makeup Artist & Beauty Columnist

Kim provides professional makeup services in Malta for any occasion, working in all areas of makeup including Bridal, photographic, television, film and special effects as well as teaching makeup lessons one to one and to groups. With over 10 years experience, Kim has worked with the biggest and most sought after brands in the industry, internationally with MAC, Smashbox and Estee Lauder in Dublin and Toronto and most recently, heading the MAC Cosmetics brand in it's launch in Malta.

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