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The Secret to Flirtatious Eyes: Flatlining

Flatlining is here! A new breed of unique eyeliners, these new pencils are designed with a flat head so that you can create a classic thin line or a thicker bold line depending on how you angle the point. Best of all, these pencils never need sharpening!

To use, start from the inner corners of your eyes and work your way out. First, place the thin edge of the pencil against your upper lashes and draw a line to the middle of your eye. Then twist it so that you've got a profile of the fattest part. Use this to draw the rest of your line. This is a fantastic way to create those sought-after cat eyes. Here are two new products on the market.

Physicians Formula Flat Liner Automatic Eyeliner Pencil is a foolproof way to create a crisp, clean line or a sultry smokey eye. The silky, smooth formula won't skip when you are drawing your line, and I love that it won't irritate my sensitive eyes. It's also designed to stay on all day without smearing or fading away. Buy it here for $5.95; available in Ultra Black, Warm Black, and Dark Brown.

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The Mally Beauty Shaping Secret Eyelift Wand has both a fantastic flat-line pencil and an eye-shading powder, so you can smudge, fill, and play up or down your super-fine eye line. Buy it in Soft Brown, Soft Gray and Charcoal here for $25.

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eleven11 eleven11 10 years
i got the loreal lineur intense after reading about it on this site a couple of weeks ago...i absolutely love it, and i have NEVER had luck with liquid eyeliner. i too am a sephora junkie...so i'll probably try this too!
SWEET-C9363 SWEET-C9363 10 years
i cna only use liquid liner on top .. or any eyeliner for that matter i have too deep set beady eyes to put it on lower lid
JessNess JessNess 10 years
tooxic- i dont close my eyes when putting liquid on. I tilt my head back a little and look down my nose. It helps me see the line that I am making and I can easily place the liner against my lash line.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
I use the Loreal Lineur Intense too for black liquid liner. I've used it since high school and NEVER found a better liquid liner. Except Lancome Artliner. I love that stuff in Blueberry. But at $6 vs. $27, I'm alright with Lineur Intense for basic black. LOL
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
Hmm I wonder if either of these will work for a girl who cant close her eye to put on eyeliner??? I need an easy on... might try the first one 5 bucks aint so bad!
radarkitty radarkitty 10 years
JessNess is right. I use the Loreal Lineur Intense and I LOVE it. It works great. I pair it with my Benefit Bad Gal mascara and I get a lot of inquiries about what I'm wearing. I'll still buy this one too though. I am also a eye makeup junkie. Sephora loves me!
la_clique la_clique 10 years
I'm terrible with eyeliner. I would love to perfect a "smokey eye" but I'm so fair I just look like a bad goth wannabe. Which I am NOT, lol. May try this, maybe I'll get lucky. I can spare $5.
LaLaLola LaLaLola 10 years
I'm yet another person who is hopeless at eyeliner, I can put it on for someone else, but I won't even attempt it on myself because I always mess up
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I'm so bad at putting on eyeliner. I wear it every day but it's a shimmery bronze pencil which, I find helps to hide any mistakes caused by my unsteady hand.
blonderemix blonderemix 10 years
Thanks JessNess! I have never tried that one before, but I am definitely going to! I'm always on a search for a decent liquid liner, but so far the only one I found was Prestige.
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
oh i have loved all of my physicians formula products, but i haven't ever had that liner you gals are talking about so i'm probably biased ;) but i definitely want to get this flat line pencil, i'm an eyeliner junkie :)
My-Opinion My-Opinion 10 years
I'll have to try that out!
JessNess JessNess 10 years
blonderemix I had the exact same problem with my physicians formula liquid lineliner. A really good liquid liner is the loreal lineur intense
Tiinnaaaa Tiinnaaaa 10 years
im rubbish at the whole eyeliner thing.. it always jst looks plain stupid on me :/
blonderemix blonderemix 10 years
I really hope this liner works! I was very disappointed by the Physician's Formula liquid liner pen--it only went on the first two times I applied it, and then after it was so hard to get the liner out! So I haven't bought anything from them since then...but I am probably going to end up buying this one =)
tra tra 10 years
I do this with the liner I have now (even works with liquid) just by curving the line and filling in the space between the line and lash line with liner.
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