7 tips for inner corner eyeliner, straight from makeup artists
There is nothing more beautiful than eyeliner. From minimalist graphic negative space designs to jeweled accents, it can really tie your entire look together. But inner corner eyeliner can be intimidating if you’re used to just a single line on your waterline.
According to MAC Cosmetics Senior National Artist Michelle Clark, the eyeliner in the inner corner of the eye is just an extension of the top and bottom eyeliner, coming to a point. “Eyeliner in the inner corner of the eye looks scarier than it really is,” says Clark. To do this, she says, follow these simple steps:
- Start with the upper lash line first. She says it’s easiest to start in the middle and work in sections. “It gets me the cleanest line and helps me get the right thickness,” she says.
- Starting in the middle, move the liner inwards and draw a line to the end of your lash line at the tear duct.
- Next, wipe your liner from the tear duct back toward the center.
- To create a perfect inner corner, she suggests taking your eyeliner and swiping it outward at the tear duct in one “quick” motion.
- Finish extending your liner in the other direction. Then, starting at the tear duct, apply eyeliner along your lower lash line
You can use any type of liner (more on which ones work best later) to achieve the look. Celebrity makeup artist Sang Jeon recommends first outlining what you want your liner to look like with a pencil, and then using either a gel or liquid formula. According to Clark, if you make a mistake, you can use a cotton swab and micellar water to clean it up.
If you’re ready to dive in, Jeon and Clark have outlined seven easy ways to incorporate inner corner eyeliner into your next look below.
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