I'd like the liner to actually form some manner of line
February 4, 2011 9:09 PM Subscribe
How can I make my eyes hold! damn! still! when I'm trying to put on eyeliner?
posted by little light-giver to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (26 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I don't know if I have insanely ticklish eyelids or what, but I've never been able to put on eyeliner because my eyes twitch like crazy when I try. When I apply any pressure to my eyelid at all, it seems like my eye just won't stay shut, and it blinks open involuntarily. I've watched all manner of instructional videos on YouTube but it seems like all their eyes hold still, and I've never seen anyone mention anything like "If your eyeliner looks like it was applied by a child or perhaps a puppy because your eye is jumping all over the place, you should..."
Have you had this problem? How did you fix it? I don't want to wear eyeliner every day, but it would be nice to have it in my bag of tricks for special occasions. If the answer is "tons of practice", I'm likely to just give it up as a bad job and move on since I don't care dreadfully much, but if you came up with some kind of awesome trick...pray tell!