Simple Inner Corner Eyeliner Tutorial

Smitha Deepak
by Smitha Deepak
13 Materials
20 Minutes

No matter what eye shape you have, today I'm going to show you some simple tricks to ace the finest inner corner eyeliner.

It looks so flattering, so I can't wait to show you how it's done. Without further delay, let's begin!

Tools and materials:

  • Trimmer
  • Brow pencil
  • Concealer
  • Makeup brushes
  • Translucent powder
  • Gel eyeliner
  • Duraline 
  • Fine liner brush
  • Pencil eyeliner
  • Eyelash curler
  • Mascara
  • Blush
  • Lipstick

1. Shave area

I have a very rounded inner corner, which is not sharp to begin with. I also have peach fuzz in the inner corner, which interferes with the liner.

So, what I like to do first is clear that hair with a small dual-blade trimmer.

I use the long blade for my facial hair or for my brows, and the shorter one is the one that I use for my inner corner or hard-to-reach areas.

I'm going to turn it on and very gently pull my skin, and then I'm going to shave the hair in the inner corner.

Filling in brows

2. Fill in brows

Fill in the sparse areas of your brows, starting with the top portion of my brows using very fine hair-like strokes. 

Applying concealer

3. Apply concealer

Use a concealer to clean up underneath the brows. This will help to even out everything from the lid up to the brows.

Apply it with a flat concealer brush, doing very fine strokes.

Applying powder

4. Apply powder

Go in with some translucent powder to prevent the concealer from creasing.

Aplying eyeliner

5. Apply eyeliner to your top lids

Now take a gel eyeliner. Make sure it isn’t dry, otherwise, it's very difficult to draw fine strokes.

If it is dry, all you have to do is use a couple of drops of Duraline and mix it up to revive it, and it'll look brand new.

You also need a fine liner brush. Dip the brush into the eyeliner (mine is in a small pot) and stamp it onto your lash line.

Go all the way from the outer to the inner corner. Keep stamping it at your lash line using your lash line as a guide.

You don't have to pull a stroke or draw the liner on, all you have to do is stamp.

Winging the outer corner

6. Wing the outer corner

For the outer wing, stamp once to extend your lower lash line. Then join it to your upper lash line and fill in the gaps.

That'll leave you with a fine-winged eyeliner.

How to do inner corner eyeliner

7. Line the inner corner

Now for the inner corner, you first have to detect the center point of your inner corner.

Stamp the brush there one time and join it to the upper and lower lash line, again dipping the brush in the gel eyeliner.

Now connect the line that you just stamped to your upper and lower lash lines.

Just connecting it to the upper lash line in itself looks stunning, you don't have to do the lower lash line, but I’m going to connect it to the lower lash line as well.

Applying eyeliner

8. Apply eyeliner

Line your waterline with a pencil eyeliner. 

Applying mascara

9. Apply mascara

Finish up the eyes by curling your lashes. Then apply some mascara.

I want my mascara to enhance my lashes with volume and length yet create a natural look.

Applying blush

10. Apply blush

Now apply some blush high up on your cheekbones, that way, it gives a lifted effect.

Applying lipstick

11. Apply lipstick

Then apply some lipstick. I went for a super stay lipstick that is budge-resistant and chose a shade that enhances my natural lip color.

Completed inner corner eyeliner look

Inner corner eyeliner look

Here's the finished look. 

Completed inner corner eyeliner look

You can see how fine the liner is with that one trick of using the flat brush and stamping.

It works like magic every single time, even if you have shaky hands, you cannot go wrong with this technique. 

If you enjoyed this step-by-step inner corner eyeliner tutoiral, leave a comment down below. And, for more makeup content, check out my post on How to Create Stunning Eyeliner Looks for Hooded Eyes.

Products used:

Suggested materials:
  • Trimmer
  • Brow pencil
  • Concealer
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  • Ellen Ellen on Dec 19, 2022

    how long does this routine take you every day?what does it mean to “stamp” an area?