At any rate, this week the kind Jezebels have been running a series on Beauty 101 after soliciting feedback from readers on what beauty basics they can't seem to master. Unsurprisingly, eyeliner was the #1 complaint. They accumulated literally hundreds of nuggets of advice in the service of simplifying these elusive skills. For what it's worth, in my humble beauty-blogger opinion, the key to mastering eyeliner is the same as the key to mastering a jump shot (should you be so inclined): you just have to practice. And by practice, I don't mean trying to throw some on quickly before you run out the door for work. I promise you, that is a recipe for disaster. Some lonely Saturday night (like tonight!), sit yourself down with some eyeliner (a soft pencil is easiest to start with), a well-lit mirror and some gentle eye makeup remover. Then, go to town. It really won't take long and you will be able to graduate to more advanced techniques like gel or liquid.
I can't wait to see what other topics are coming up on the Beauty101 thread!