6 Ways Eyeliner Is A Girl's Best Friend And Her Absolute Worst Enemy At The Same Time

by Ashley Fern
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Eyeliner is basically a rite of passage into womanhood. Sure, you may have been wearing your typical concealer or mascara for years, but the day you discover eyeliner, the world is a different, darker and more sultry place.

Maybe we can have Rihanna to thank, or essentially any other celebrity, but all I know is it's a completely different look when you are rocking it as opposed to not.

However, the struggle is all too real when it comes to this beloved beauty product -- something every woman is more than familiar with. But what does that struggle look like? Well, it goes a little something like this...

1. The wings are never even

This photo is a beyond accurate representation of what happens when you attempt your wings. No two wings are created equal, and no matter how well you tell yourself they came out -- the mirror isn't lying.

Do yourself a favor and back up a few feet, and if they appear even... just leave it.

Why? Because you will come out looking like a raccoon who just got its ass beat for digging in the trashcan. I repeat DO NOT try to just fill in "a little." Which brings us to point number 2...

2. It can sense your fear

You can't actively think when you go to apply your eyeliner, instead you have to just go for it. You can't hesitate, you can't tremble — heck, you can't even breathe. That little tiny applicator will KNOW and it will come back to bite you in the ass in full force.

U gotta act cool, calm and collected around liquid eyeliner bc it can sense ur fear — Facts Guide (@BestFactsGuide) September 16, 2014

3. If you don't start with your eyes first, you will 99.9 percent of the time f*ck up your entire face

Rookie mistake if you start with your foundation...

The first rule of makeup is always to start with your eyes because that is the easiest sh*t to f*ck up. If you begin with your face, your eyeshadow upon application will look as if the Sephora counter vomited alongside your cheekbones and, as every female knows, there is no coming back from that.

Always do your eyes first because you won't have to worry about making a mess of the rest of your makeup. Go crazy and use a Q-tip and/or Pond's cream to clean it up. I mean, how else are you going to trial and error your liquid liner?

 4. If you forget yours, don't even try using someone else's

Besides the fact that it's utterly disgusting (guilty), it probably won't work quite like the type you're used to. Sure it may look great on your friend, but it can come out like an utterly tragic mess once applied on your own face.

How? Why? Because eyeliner is already difficult as f*ck to master, just imagine using an unfamiliar tool to try to achieve the same result...#fail.

Forgot eyeliner. Great. — Ashley Fern (@disco_infern0) September 11, 2014

5. You can't even try it at the store, so you are stuck trusting the saleswoman

Once again, do not try the samples at the store. You have absolutely no idea the amount of people who have put their possibly-conjunctivitis eyes all over that sh*t. It does't matter if you're shopping at a high-end store, people come off the street all the time for a mid-day touch up.

So you're stuck trusting the saleswoman who just swears this is the best product she has ever come across and, by the best, she means the most expensive.

But it's your face! So you believe her... Fun fact if you're going to go down this route, go to Sephora and keep your receipt — that store accepts everything for return, even after you've tried it (just keep your receipt).

6. A cheaper alternative is never worth it

Sure, you can try to beat the system by hopping over to your local convenience store. But the joke's on you the moment you attempt to use it. When you are putting something on your face, especially your eyes, it's probably a smart idea to invest in a higher-end product.

Yes, maybe there are "just fine" products out there, but you know you can and deserve better.

I hate this cheap liquid eyeliner no wonder I buy the Kat von D one — Kitty (@KatarinaRosee_) September 16, 2014

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