How to do Inner Corner Eyeliner

How to do inner corner eyeliner

Winged eyeliner has been a popular makeup trend since the 1960s, showing no sign of going out of style any time soon.

However, recently, the inner corner eyeliner trend has been gaining traction. If you’re wondering how to do inner corner eyeliner, then look no further.

In this article, I will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to do inner corner eyeliner. So, next time you want to enhance your eyes, you know exactly how to achieve the perfect inner corner eyeliner!

Keep reading to find out more. 

Applying eyeliner is a great way of bringing attention to your eyes, and the inner corner eyeliner trend is no exception.

Applying eyeliner to the inner corners of your eye works to enhance your beautiful eyes through creating a dramatic wing on the outer corners alongside a sharp wing on the inner corners. The result is a feline flick that makes your eyes look truly mesmerizing!

Inner corner eyeliner works for a wide variety of looks, from shimmering to matte eyeshadows in all different shades. 

One of the best things about this makeup technique is that you can experiment with a variety of different looks, but once you see how elegant your eyes look, doing inner corner eyeliner will soon become a staple part of your makeup routine.

A Guide on How to do Inner Corner Eyeliner

Equipment you will need

Step one – Line your Upper Lash Line

To begin, you will need to create your normal winged liner by lining your upper lash line. This part remains the same as drawing your regular cat-eye.

When mapping out your eyeliner, make sure that the cat-eye flick follows the natural shape of your eye for the best result.

Step two – Bring the Eyeliner into the Inner Corner of your Eye

Once you have created your cat eye on your upper lash line, you will need to bring the eyeliner past the inner corner of the eye.

Draw a small line on the inner corner of the bottom lash line to connect the two. Fill in the triangle with your liquid liner. This will create the feline look that you’re trying to achieve.

There might be a few mistakes, but don’t stress at this stage. You need to focus on making your eyeliner as dark as possible, as it can wear off your inner corner more quickly. This is also why you should opt for a waterproof liquid eyeliner.

Step three – Fix up any Mistakes

Once you have finished your eyeliner, it’s normal to have a few marks that you need to clean up. 

To do this, dip a Q-tip in makeup remover. Swipe the Q-tip around the edge of your eye to clean up the edges of your eyeliner so that the edges are nice and sharp.

Now, repeat the same steps on the inner corner of your eye to ensure that your look is as neat as it can be.

Step four – Curl your Eyelashes with Eyelash Curlers

After you’ve finished your dramatic inner corner eyeliner look, it’s time to prepare your lashes for mascara by curling them.

Gently line your eyelashes up with your eyelash curlers and curl your lashes until they hold a curl well. This will help to ensure that your eyelashes remain curled all day and your mascara can be easily applied in the next step.

Step four – Apply your Mascara

Last, but by no means least, apply your mascara! With such a bold look, it’s important to coat your lashes with mascara so that they show up against the eyeliner. 

For the best results, make sure that you opt for a mascara that volumizes and lengthens the lashes.

How to do inner corner eyeliner

Tips to Follow when Doing your Inner Corner Eyeliner 

Take your Time 

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and achieving the same look on both eyes with liquid eyeliner is notoriously difficult for beginners and experts alike.

Make sure that you take your time! If you rush this makeup look, you’re just going to end up becoming frustrated when you inevitably make mistakes. 

Simply set more time aside to get ready, trust the process and it will be worth it!

Have Patience 

Taking your time and having patience come hand in hand. You’re going to make mistakes along the way, that’s just the beauty of makeup tutorials! 

As you gain more confidence with this look, you’ll find that you can achieve it more quickly.

However, until that day arrives, you should always have patience and allow yourself to make mistakes. No one is going to get it perfect every time, but that’s part of the fun of experimenting with different looks and doing your own makeup.

Have Makeup Remover at the Ready

As mistakes are common when using liquid eyeliner, make sure that you have your makeup remover nearby for you to clean up any smudges.

This will allow you to remove any mistakes quickly, allowing you to complete the finished look more efficiently! I find that Q-tips are a really useful tool to use for this makeup look, as it allows you to simultaneously clean up any mistakes whilst achieving sharp edges for that feline look.

Use Waterproof Eyeliner

Cat-eye looks are fickle at the best of times, let alone when you do inner corner eyeliner! 

Bearing this in mind, you will want to ensure that your makeup look has the best chance of surviving the night by using waterproof eyeliner.

Your eyes water and your makeup wears as the night goes on. If you don’t have waterproof eyeliner, your makeup will smudge in the corner and the feline illusion you’ve created will look less effective if you have panda eyes before you’ve even left the house.

In Summary 

So, that’s how you do inner corner eyeliner! You can easily experiment with different eyeliner techniques to suit your eye shape.

Good luck creating this iconic inner corner eyeliner look at home.


Last update on 2023-05-29 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API