Hala Ajam spills her biggest graduation tip: Eyeliner application

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Grad Glam: Eyeliner Secrets Spilled

by | May 2015 | Celebrities , Editorial
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Creating the perfect look for a graduating gal is always such a joy, seeing these strong and ambitious young women off to start a new chapter in their lives. This is why it’s always very important, for your graduation, girls, to make sure that you give yourself a simple, natural look that reflects your youth and energy.graduationLet your age show, don’t try to look older. I always suggest for graduating girls to stick to eyeliner as a statement, not much more.

This is why in this blog I’ll be breaking down some key eyeliner tips for my younger audiences.


Eyes on You

First of all you need to establish what type of eye you have. Each type has a specific technique that needs to be respected, so let’s get down to business:



For small eyes, liner inside the waterline is a no-no. It will only shrink your eye. An outstretched, thin line on the upper lash line is perfect. You can use a beige pencil on your waterline to widen your eyes and make them pop, and a brown streak of eyeshadow on the lower lash line for a natural effect.
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Far Apart

My advice: start your eyeliner from the innermost corner of your eye all the way till the outer corner.

Too Close!

Do the complete opposite: start your eyeliner from the middle of your lashline to give the illusion that the eyes are further apart. Moreover, a light-colored shadow on the inner corner of the eye will strengthen that effect.

Wide Eyes

Use the liner on your waterline. You can also use the liner on your upper lashline so you can tight line your eyes. Make sure you’re using thick, bold lines, we want to tighten the eye.

Almond Shaped

Everything goes with almond shaped eyes, so you can choose whatever works for you.

Eyes that Sink In

You need to make them pop out more, so you can use a light colored eye shadow on your lid, with a line that starts from your inner corner to your outer corner, make sure it thickens as it goes from in to out.


You can start off with some brown shadow on the lid, and then go for a super thin and tight line on the upper lash line. Another one on the lower lash line as well; however it should only go from the outer corner to the middle—not all the way to the inner corner. For bolder eyes, a light liner on the waterline will finish off the job.


You need to have a thick line on your upper lash line, but make sure to extend it to your outer corner to elongate the eye and give it a false almond shape.

The Line Up



There are different types of liners to choose from, so you always need to keep in mind the basic qualities of every type of liner.


If you have a sturdy hand that doesn’t quiver, I suggest you go for dramatic liquid liner to get that accurate, defined shape you’re looking for. The rich blackness of it is so sixties.

Cream Eye

It lasts pretty long and gives off a great shade, it’s especially good for a day-and-night sort of look. Make sure to wash your brush after every use though.


It gives you definition but it’s still soft. Make sure to use a fine brush if you want to get tight definition.


It’s the most common among all, and as you all may know, it’s super easy to use. If you want a quick natural look, it’s your go-to liner.

And the products are endless!


Bobbi Brown’s Long Wear Gel Eyeliner is a good choice, but if you’re a MAC girl you can opt for Liquidlast Liner or Fluidline. Long Lasting Eyeliner from Chanel is a great choice as well. Guerlain’s Eyeliner is good, as is L’Oreal’s Super Liner Perfect Slim – Intense Black.



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The verdict: you don’t want to look back on your graduation day and wish you looked different. Keep it down-to-earth and natural. As I mentioned, embrace your youth and bring out the woman in you. But of course, eye liner is crucial for all occasions, so ladies, make sure you abide by my tips, and always wash off the liner before you go to bed!

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