July 14, 2013

how to: flicked liquid liner

I've been working at mastering the perfect flicked liner for a while now and have finally learnt the skills to get it right almost every time. In the past I've tried all sorts of cream, gel, kohl and liquid eyeliners but have been most impressed with the Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner that I've been wearing for a few months now. The felt brush has the perfect balance between being flexible and sturdy with a pointed nib that creates the perfect flick every time. I found the liner super easy to use as the product is so pigmented and is wet enough to be easy to work with yet dries quickly and doesn't smudge. It creates a super dark jet black line that lasts throughout the day, so overall a big winner in my book. To create a base on my lids to draw the liner on I've been using Mac Painterly Paint Pot, it's a pinkish nude shade which gives just a hint of colour and really helps the black liner to stand out. Not only is it a great colour but it makes liquid liner apply so much more smoothly and because of this I've found it takes me half the time to draw on than usual, such a nifty little product. Last but not least to finish off my flicked liquid liner look I coat my lashes in Yves Saint Laurent False Lash Effect Mascara, it gives my lashes a great thickness yet leaves them wispy enough as to not weigh them down.

1. Apply the paint pot all over the lid by using patting motions, then paint on a thin line just leaving a small gap just at the edge.

2. Find where your lashes end and add a small line just there in the same angle as of your lashes and adjacent to your lower waterline. Once you work out the area to draw the mini line you will have the basis for the perfect look every time, this method always works brilliantly for me.

3. Join up the two lines and then fill in any space by following the end of your waterline and go over the larger line once more to give a darker look and to cover any missed patches.

4. Curl your lashes and add a couple of coats of mascara but keep your lashes looking wispy and flirty rather than too thick and heavy. I don't usually use any product on my bottom lash line apart from a small amount of mascara as I find it suits the look best.


  1. Great tips, I always struggle to perfect eyeliner flicks. Nightmare! I love that YSL mascara too, just purchased it & I am converted!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  2. This is lovely, I'll be trying the lash tip tomorrow :)

    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

  3. Great post :) I love the Collection liner, for the price the quality is amazing! x

    Bella | BELLAETC

  4. Your eyes look lovely :) I think the Collection liner is great too! xx

  5. Gorgeous cat eye! It looks stunning and the MAC Paint Pot creates such a great base!

  6. That's a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing!