Monolids Eyeliner Tricks for Perfect Makeup

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If you have monolids, you have probably struggled to apply the perfect lines with your eyeliner more than once. Regardless of the form you want to achieve with the eyeliner, doing it well on the first try can be challenging. Luckily, you won't have to spend the entire bottle of eyeliner practicing, but you can start applying these tricks and sweep everyone off their feet with your mesmerizing eye makeup!

For this article, we've researched common struggles for women with monolids when it comes to applying eyeliner and found the best tricks that could work for everyone, even for the ones who are using the eyeliner for the first time in their lives.

Short Summary

How to Perfect Your Eye Makeup From the First Try

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Let's be honest: nobody is born with incredible makeup skills, and we need to practice a few times before getting it right! However, some things are more challenging than others. If you ask any woman who wears makeup about her biggest issue when getting ready, she'll probably mention how to apply eyeliner.

Practice makes perfect, but tricks will get you there faster! Grab your liquid eyeliner, a preferred eye makeup product you like to use on your eyelids, and makeup remover to try out these tricks and see which works best for you!

1. Choose the Eyeliner Look

There are many looks to choose from. If you're not sure which one to start with, take a look at one or two eyeliner tutorials to get an idea. You can even search for images with different looks for monolids to find your favorite. Before you apply eyeliner, make sure you map the eye area so you know where your lines need to be.

You are probably most familiar with the cat eye, but if you're doing this for the first time, you might want to try something less obvious.

2. Start Applying Eyeliner on Your Lash Line

You might feel confident and start applying the eyeliner following your lash line. However, consider starting slow. Use your liquid eyeliner or eye pencil to draw tiny lines. You can repeat this movement as many times as needed until you have the desired eye line.

A good advice would also be to start from the outside of your eyelid instead of the inside for better movement and eyeliner shape control.

The same goes if you decide to apply the eyeliner on the middle of your eyelids. Follow your natural line and start drawing with the eyeliner on it. Once you do the first line, check in the mirror to determine how thick you want it.

3. Removing Your Liquid Eyeliner

If you didn't get it from the first try, don't worry! You can use a cotton swab with an oil-based makeup remover. Make sure your hands are not shaking so you don't remove the rest of your eye makeup. Once the area is dried, you can start applying the eyeliner again.

Eyeliner Tips for Beginners

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There is a first time for everything, so make sure you're not too hard on yourself while practicing applying eyeliner. Just like with any other makeup product, make sure your eyeliner is of good quality. The best ones are liquid, but while you practice, you can also use eye pencils.

Before starting your makeup routine, ensure you have watched at least one eyeliner tutorial on YouTube or Instagram. Watch the ones that show the shape you want to do as well, and listen carefully for further instructions in these eyeliner tutorials.

The great thing about videos is that you can watch how a makeup artist applies their eyeliner and just repeat what they do in front of the mirror! Of course, the more videos you watch, the more confident you will feel in applying your first eyeliner.

If you're using false lashes, they should come before the eyeliner. As you'll use glue to add the false lashes, this glue can smudge your eyeliner, so make sure you add the lashes before the eyeliner and wait for the glue to try.

If you decide to do a cat eye, ensure the chosen form complements your eye shape. The cat eye look also has variations, so what looks good on someone might not look as good on you. Again, watching eyeliner tutorials with girls with monolids could help you see which shape is right for you.


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If you're worried that eyeliner will not look good on your monolids, you can relax. Anyone who has a lash line can pull out a good eyeliner line! All you have to do is pay attention to your eye shape, map the look you want to go after, and start with the small lines.

It might take a while to perfect these eyeliner moves, but it will all be worth it once you see how beautiful it makes your eyes look. To avoid the hard way of trying it on your own dozens of times, apply our tricks from above and prepare to be amazed once you look into the mirror!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Monolids Wear Eyeliner?

Anyone can wear an eyeliner, not just people with double eyelids. As there are so many different variations as to how a person can wear eyeliner, it will be quite easy to find the ones that suit you well. That said, before you start drawing, ensure that the chosen eyeliner form looks well on you and matches your makeup. You will have no problem finding numerous YouTube videos that show a step-by-step eyeliner tutorial for different eye shapes.

What Eyeliner Is Best for Monolid Eyes?

For monolid eyes, the best eyeliners are liquid ones, as they allow you more precision and movement control. Unlike other eyeliners on the market, liquid ones need to dry, so keep your eye closed until the liquid eyeliner has dried to avoid smudging it all over your eyelid.

How to Look Pretty With Monolids And Eyeliner?

If you decide to apply the eyeliner, factor it into your entire makeup process. For instance, think about the eye shadow or eye pencil you want to add as well and see if they match. You can also go for a bolder choice and leave only eyeliner on your eyes and add lipstick in a dominant color such as red or dark purple.