7 eyeliner mistakes everyone should stop making

When you’ve worked so hard on a complete makeup look, don’t let your eyeliner bring the whole thing down. Eyeliner can enhance your look or completely distract from it. There are tons of styles to choose from, and each seems to require its own formula of liner and plenty of practice.
As you experiment with new eyeliner looks, here are seven eyeliner mistakes you may be making. Try out the solutions, and you’ll see your eyeliner game take a huge step up.
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Using the Wrong Formula
Each type of look requires a different type of eyeliner. Although all types of eyeliner have their places, using the wrong one — whether it be pencil, liquid, gel or crayon — can leave you dissatisfied. 
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Tugging on Your Eyelid
A common recommendation is to tug your outer eye corner to the side for a straight line, especially for a winged eyeliner look. This is only half true. Using your finger can lead you to pull too much and result in a distorted look. Try using a cotton swab to gently keep the line straight.
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Using Liner on Only the Bottom Lash Line
By applying eyeliner only to your lower lash line, you can end up looking tired and unfinished. To avoid this, always apply at least a little eyeliner on your upper lash line if you plan on applying it to your lower lash line. 
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Fully Closing Your Eye When Applying Eyeliner
Fully closing your eye can cause wrinkles and a less smooth surface to apply your eyeliner. Instead, keep your eye open slightly.
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Freehanding a Winged Eyeliner Look
At some point, every makeup lover has had to start their makeup routine over after botching a winged eyeliner look — usually, after trying to freehand it. Achieving a well-done winged eyeliner is easy when you use a piece of paper or a stencil to apply the eyeliner in the line you’re attempting. 
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Using an Eyeliner That's Too Dark
Particularly for very fair-skinned people, ultra-dark eyeliner can wash out the face and distract from, rather than enhance, the look. Try charcoal or gray rather than a harsh black.
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Not Cleaning Up Mistakes
Even the most talented makeup lover makes mistakes, but leaving them can really bring your look down. Rather than redo your entire look, fix the little errors. A cotton swab with makeup remover or micellar water can erase stray marks. A small detail brush with some concealer can help take your look from sloppy to polished. 
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