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Makeup Tips: How to Apply Gel Eyeliner for an Eye Look That Lasts!

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Are you thinking of trying out a gel eyeliner? Well, this might just become your new go-to beauty essential! Follow the step by step guide below and find out how to apply gel eyeliner correctly!

From pencils and liquids to cakes and gels eyeliner options are practically endless. Though the most commonly used liner is pencil liner, because it’s the type that women are most familiar with, it’s the easiest to use, and the quickest to apply.
But what most of us don’t know is that Gel eyeliner these days can come in handy or can be your new go-to beauty essential too!

Some people prefer gel eyeliners while some like pencil sticks. Both give different results so you should take your pick depending what you are most comfortable with and what suits you best.


Take a minute and learn how to apply Gel Eyeliner for an eye look that lasts!

In its fancy little glass pot, gel eyeliner can be quite intimidating. You don’t want to grab too much (or too little), and you don’t want to drag it across the lid. But applied correctly, gel eyeliner gives you a look that is lasting, precise, and buildable! You’ll need gel liner and a synthetic angled brush. That is what’s going to make that liner glide like an Olympic figure skater.

1. First, dip your brush into the gel eyeliner. Just “kiss” the surface of the liner with the brush, pressing just slightly into the gel cake. I like to start from the outside of the eye first. If you want to do a wing, draw that first.

2. Run your brush right along your lash line, stopping at the middle. Creating this initial stopping point will ensure that you don’t have to hold a steady hand the entire time, potentially creating a wiggly line.

3. Now place your brush at the inner corner and begin dragging toward the center.

4. Meet the line you started from the outside right in the middle. If you can create two solid lines, you can create one perfect line!

5. Now, load up those lashes with mascara! Start with your top lashes. And don’t forget the bottom lashes!

6. Pair a strong, crisp gel liner with a bold or a glossy nude lip as we’ve done here.

Here are some extra tips for working with gel liner:

  • Make sure you replace the lid tightly! Gel liners are prone to drying out. If you notice the product pulling away from the sides, it’s dry.

  • After you’ve screwed that lid on tightly, store your liner upside down.

  • If you goofed, and your liner is feeling a bit dry, you can use OTC eyedrops to liven it up a bit. Just a few drops though.

Read and see more of awesome tips and beauty hack from Ivy Boyd, by visiting and Wake Up for Makeup!

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Thank you, and Ivy Boyd for sharing this awesome tips!

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