Here, Natdanai used a white pencil to trace the shape, followed by a white eye shadow on top to help absorb some of the oils on the lid so the color doesn’t budge. To seal and intensify the opacity, he topped with a white liquid liner.
“My trick is to try not to close your eyes! Draw the design with your eyes open as much as you can,” says Natdanai. Looking down into a mirror may help. If your lines aren’t straight on the first try, you can always straighten them later.
“Pencil the first layer, then use a gel on top for more intensity,” he suggests. Clean up and sharpen the lines using concealer or a Q-tip dipped in moisturizer.
Use two vibrant hues, like this aqua and cobalt combo, for even more impact. Use the Beth Bender Beauty Eye Candy Gentle Adhesive Eyeliner Stencils ($10 for 28, bethbenderbeauty.com) to achieve a two-toned look.
“You can always draw the line and then clean and sculpt using Q-tips and eye makeup remover,” Natdanai adds. He also recommends pulling your eyelid taut from the outer corner for more control when drawing. Use the Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush ($6, realtechniques.com)