When your schedule is jam packed and even the idea of applying a little eye makeup feels like a chore it’s time to take a step back and re-think some of your daily routines. In the beauty and makeup department many of us want something that can do the job and take as little time as possible and thanks to all of the amazing tips and tricks readily available on Instagram and YouTube you can. Applying eyeliner is by far one of the most complained about makeup tasks in terms of how hard it is to get the perfect line, thickness and look without having to redo. Also known as the “Eyeliner Tragedy”, but, what if we were to tell you that even this didn’t have to be something to dread but instead something to look forward to. If you haven’t yet heard, one of the newest ways to get the perfect line, eye makeup look or cat eyeliner no matter your skill level is by using an eye makeup or eyeliner stencils.
Whether you want to reduce the amount of time that it takes to do your makeup in the morning or you just want a hand in getting your cat eye or smokey eye perfect, eyeliner and eye makeup stencils are something to seriously consider. Don’t believe us? Then check out our top four reasons on why you should including all of the benefits of using an eye makeup stencil in your everyday makeup routine:
How many times have you had to re-do your winged eyeliner or undo your smokey eye because your hands were just too shaky or….well, it just didn’t look right! On a bad day, you can spend upwards of 30 minutes + trying to get your eyeliner and eye makeup just right. The beauty of a cat eyeliner stencil is that it does the work for you, the first time. There’s no need to remove your eyeliner several times before you get it right because you already have the wing looking great the first time around! When it comes to applying eyeshadow to the lid, crease and bottom liner that’s where a smokey eye stencil come in. There’s no guesswork when it comes to placement, for both the eyeshadow and eyeliner and the end result is perfect looking liner and eyeshadow done in half the time.
Because using a winged eyeliner stencil helps you get the technique of liner down fast, you’re able to create fun looks that you might not have tried other wise. Graphic liner is super fun and easy to do with stencils. Also, try and experiment with a vibrant colored smokey eyes or eyeliner. One option is to create a glitter liner look with a glitter color of your choice and glitter glue. Using the stencil as a guide, you’re able to greatly reduce the amount of fallout you get from the glitter and because eye makeup stencils are easy to use, you worry less about messing up a look and take a few more beauty risks like a triple winged liner look.
If you’re in the hooded or small eye camp, you may be thinking: “Well, this will never work for me. Why would it? Nothing has before.” However, the beauty of eye makeup stencils is that you have the ability in your hands to change the way your eyes look with eyeliner or eyeshadow. With the stencils, you’re able to position them wherever you think works best for you and your eye shape. If you have hooded eyes, you may have the issue of not being able to see your cat eyeliner when your eyes are open. The beauty about a cat eye makeup stencil is that you can use the stencil to guide your placement. You’ll be able to see exactly where you need to apply liner for it to be visible and look great. If you have small eyes, you may be scared that the wing may be too long for your eye shape. No worries: it’s up to you how long you make the wing or cat eye. The great thing about cat eyeliner is that it opens up your eyes and makes them appear larger than they do without liner. If you have virtually no crease and find putting on eyeshadow to be a disaster, using an eyeshadow stencil guide is the perfect option for you. The smokey eye stencil allows you to create your own crease. Simply align the stencil where you want your crease to be and start to blend. When you remove the stencil, you’ll find a natural crease line that is fallout-free and super precise.
— Beth Bender Beauty (@bethbbeauty) January 27, 2016
With eye makeup and eyeliner stencils, suddenly, the makeup world is your oyster. You may not have been great at eye makeup before, but now, you’re suddenly a pro. The basic steps are: to hold the stencil as close to the eye area as possible so that no eyeshadow or liner can escape and to make sure to position the stencil in the exact place you want it before beginning. If you aren’t used to applying liner, you can make it easier by applying eyeshadow with the stencil first and then going over it with liner to make it darker or set the look. This goes more for the cat eye or winged eyeliner look. Suddenly friends will be asking you for tips on how they can create perfect eyeliner and eye makeup looks just like you. The best part of all aside from having fabulous eyes is you’ll cut your makeup routine in half and who doesn’t love that?
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