How to Use Mineral Eyeliner

Learning to use mineral eyeliner is a little like learning to tie your shoes. It may take a little practice, but it's totally worth it.

Alima carries two types of mineral eyeliner. Satin Matte Eyeliner is richly pigmented for a sultry, smoky look, and Luminous Shimmer Eyeliner has a dose of shimmer, for a more glam look. Here are some great ways to make it easier:

Dampen your brush (water is fine; eye drops work well), at least slightly, to help the minerals adhere.
Work the liner into the brush a bit, to minimize sprinkling onto your cheeks.
Once the color is on the lash-line, you can smudge it with a dry brush if you want a more subtle diffused line.

With practice, you may be able to forgo the dampening of the brush and just work the liner into your dry brush, but at first the damp brush will help you get a precise, sprinkle-free line. If you do end up with a bit of eyeliner on your cheek, don't worry; just blot it off with a damp tissue and touch up with your foundation powder if necessary. Visit our help page for choosing mineral eyeliners and eyeshadows for color ideas.

Any questions? Ask an Artist. Every question is a good one.