How to Apply Kohl Eyeliner

October 28, 2013

I must confess I'm relatively new to the makeup world. I don't know much and there is just so many things to discover. And one of those things I've recently discovered is the kohl eyeliner. It started when I saw Vanessa Hudgens on a magazine cover donning the look. My curiosity aroused when I read the caption on the magazine stating that she was wearing kohl-rimmed eyes. I googled what kohl is and for the next few days I've been busily checking out cosmetic counters until I've finally found one at Sephora.


Kohl has been around since 3000 BC. It is believed that they use it for medical purposes to ward off the evil eye. (Personally, I don't think Cleopatra use it for that, though.) Today, kohl is still used in some parts of the world for the said purposes but other than that it can also be used to bring out that captivating look in a woman's eye.


1. (Optional) Apply eye primer.

3. Apply kohl eyeliner on your upper and lower eyelid rims. Don't worry if it's messy because we're going to smudge it anyway.

4.  Smudge it lightly using a Q-tip or smudge brush. Get rid of any harsh lines and blend it properly so that it looks diffused.

smudge brush

5. (Optional) You can also add on black eyeshadow on top of the kohl eyeliner on the upper eyelids to intensify the look. Blend it upwards towards the crease area.

6. Curl your lashes, apply mascara and continue with your usual makeup routine.

Then you are ready to go!


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