Ten Eyeliner Mistakes to Avoid

At its best, eyeliner can give your eyes definition, drawing attention to one of the most alluring parts of your face.

Apply it improperly, and you could end up with a look that’s more unfortunate than beautiful. It doesn’t have to be that way though.

Celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta, who tends to the faces of Gigi Hadid, Kim Kardashian, Shay Mitchell (and many more!), explains why your liner might look like a hot mess and how to make sure you always look *FlAwLeSs.*

1. You’re lining your eyes with a dull liner rather than a sharp one.

The fix: Ta says to always keep an eye pencil sharpener handy in your makeup bag so you can assure the liner is going on exactly where and how you want it to. What you want with eyeliner is precision, and trying to line your eye with a flat tip won’t leave you with a smooth, even application.