I wish I had the nerve to stand in front of a camera and do this. Alas, I get fidgety if I try and so I will have to show you another person’s video on how to do this. She is very good at it and the technique is perfectly clear, so watch closely. She doesn’t say anything but I think in this case a video is worth 100,000 words.
Here are some tips I would like to give you in relation to your waterline lining experience:
- Make sure that you have all of your tools there to do the job. You need a good magnifying mirror, good lighting, your kohl stick and kohl powder. In addition I highly recommend you getting a big box of Q-tips which are wonderful for cleaning up after yourself on your face.
- Dip the kohl stick in the powder and twirl it around. KNOCK OFF THE EXCESS. If you don’t, you will get lots of fall out under your eye, and you don’t want that.
- Start from the inside of your eye (nearest your nose, and take the line out to the very corner of your eyelid.
- Pretend your eyelid is like your mouth and squeeze it together just a little bit to get the powder on the waterline. Don’t squeeze too much.
- As icky as it sounds, you will feel the stick going across your eyeball as you line. That is perfectly normal. You get used to it.
- Do this twice, that way you will get enough powder on your waterline for it to stay a good long time, while not getting too much at one pass. You know that two thinner coats are better than one thick one, right?
- Check the job you did after you are through. Is the line uniform, and did you get the upper and lower lids lined? If not, touch up gently.
- Dispose of your disposable kohl stick. If you are using a permanent one, wash it, dry it and store it.
Please be sure to keep all of the implements clean for your lining. Stop lining if there is any irritation at all! Nothing is worth making your eyes irritated, and kohl isn’t for everyone. If you get nervous, relax and get away from this and come back when you are less anxious. Have fun with it, it takes a while to learn but once you get it, you get it.
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