The waterline—a beauty term, not a medical term—is the line of skin between the eyelashes and the eye. It's as close to your eye as you can put eyeliner without actually drawing on your cornea. This is what it looks like. There were more particles in the tear film when eyeliner was drawn on the waterline.
Adding eyeliner to your waterline is an easy way to change up your eye makeup. It can add darkness to a smoky eye, brighten up tired/red eyes, make smaller eyes look bigger, and big eyes look smaller.
Thankfully, there are plenty of eyeliner formulas out there that are perfectly safe to use on your waterline. Just be sure to be very gentle when going near your eyes with the pencil as you don't want to poke yourself. It's also best to use a waterproof formula to prevent as much transfer into the eyes as possible.
Lining the waterline is probably the most under-appreciated makeup trick ever. It's an easy way to brighten up the eyes or get a super-precise look—but that's only if you're strategic with the colors. "I love a dramatic eye, but very often black liner in the waterline can make your eyes look smaller," says Stiles.
Yes, you can even use eyeshadow for lining your waterline; Urban Decay Blackout is one of Sheri's faves. Your favourite pressed black eye shadow should do for setting black eye liner on the waterline.
Press a gel eyeliner on top of the waterproof eyeliner.
Gel eyeliner isn't specifically marketed as waterproof, but it helps to lock in the pencil eyeliner and add more depth of color to your waterline. Use an angled makeup brush to apply the gel eyeliner on top of the pencil eyeliner on your upper and lower waterline.
Black eyeliner can define the shape of your eye as it attracts attention. Since your upper lashes define the upper lash line whether you use an eyeliner or not, kohl on the waterline completes the shape. It closes up your eye to a great extent and makes it appear smaller.
The waterline—a beauty term, not a medical term—is the line of skin between the eyelashes and the eye. It's as close to your eye as you can put eyeliner without actually drawing on your cornea.
"The term 'tightline' refers to the placement of a gel or pencil eyeliner just beneath the upper lash line," explains makeup artist Camille Thompson. "The placement of this liner on the inside of the upper lash line gives a subtle, naturally defined effect."
“I like to use gel eyeliners with a brush on the waterline as they last really well and are gentler to apply for those with sensitive eyes,” says Dorman, who recommends using a small, flat brush such as the E.L.F. Flat Eyeliner Brush.
Kohl (surma) has been defined as an eye preparation in ultra fine form of specially processed “Kohl Stone” (galena) incorporated with some other therapeutically active ingredients.  It has been claimed to keep the eyes cool and clean, improve vision and strengthen the eyes.
Be careful with your waterline: It is usually advised to refrain from applying eyeliner on your waterline, if you wear contact lenses. However if you must, then invest in a kajal pencil that is most importantly smudge-proof and sharpened, in order to avoid getting any of it on your lenses.
DON'T wear mascara on your lower lashes. Playing up your lower lashes can make your eyes look droopy and draw attention to dark circles. It makes the eyes look older and accentuates the under eye wrinkles.
Instead, use a sharp, soft eyeliner pencil and apply dots of color all the way down your eyelid. Then, use a cotton swab or an angled eyeliner brush to smudge the liner, giving you a soft, even line. You can also use black or dark brown eyeshadow for this. You can do this for your top and bottom lashes.
If the water appears white due to air bubbles, the bubbles will quickly rise to the top. If the water remains white, it could indicate your water has been contaminated by impurities such as rocks, stones, sand or dirt.
Move over classic cat eye, because 2021 is ditching the overdone eyeliner look. If the whole world can agree on just one thing, it's this: the cat eye is overdone. The winged eyeliner trend has been with us for years; the look is tired and deserves to take a break in 2021.
Monolid Eyes: If you don't have much (or any) of a crease where your eyelid meets the skin below your eyebrows (and the shape of your lid tends to be flatter), that is a good indication you have a monolid eye shape. With this shape, the crease of the eye isn't visible when your eyes are open.
You Didn't Set Your Eyeliner
Even if you use a waterproof formula, sometimes your eyeliner can still budge while you're still working — especially when it's applied near your waterline. To prevent your eyeliner from moving, it's important to set your eyeliner in place.
Hold down your bottom lid and using short, swift strokes (or one long stroke, it's up to you), draw a line along your bottom rim. For the top rim, hold up your lid with your fingers and draw in the line. If your liner smudges, clean it up with a Q-tip dipped in eye makeup remover.
Use a translucent powder or spritz your eye makeup with a setting spray to set your makeup and keep it in place. You can also set your eyeliner by applying some powder eyeshadow to your eyeliner with an angled brush or eyeliner brush. This works best if the eyeshadow is the same color as your eyeliner.
Look for oil-free makeup
Makeup with oil could spread around your face and you could end up with oily makeup in your eyes and blurring your contact lenses.
Other common causes for blurry contact lenses include: The lens has become dry and needs moisturizing. The contact has rotated or moved around the eye and is not sitting in the right position. This happens more often to people who have astigmatism.
Always put your contact lenses on before applying eye shadow, mascara and eyeliner. Getting makeup in your eye is annoying. But it's even worse with contacts, because it can stick to the lenses instead of flushing right out.