Easy Eyeliner Trick: Outer Corner Flick

I'm a fan of the big thick liner flick just as much as the next person but drawing it on both eyes symmetrically is undeniably a tedious, time-consuming feat. When I need to dash out the door but still want a hint of eyeliner, I turn to this easy trick: concentrate on drawing the flick only at the outer corner of the eye.

I learned the tip about 5 years ago from a YouTube tutorial by Lisa Eldridge (you can watch the video here); Lisa started by drawing the outer flick and drew a very thin line all the way into the inner corner, but I just leave the inner corner bare and stick to drawing a line starting from right next to the highest arch of my eye shape towards the outer corner (hoping that makes sense!).
Also: Lisa used a damp stiff angled brush with eyeshadow to draw her liner whereas I rely on my Maybelline Hyper Sharp Power black.

A while ago I shared a photo of me in this little flick on my Instagram Stories with a survey: are you a fan of this little flick, or nah? The result was almost 50-50, but I realised I had worded the burning question in my mind wrongly. What I really should have asked was:

Are you a fan of this little outer corner liner flick or would you rather go with bold and thick?

When I have time on my hand I personally prefer going big thick and bold with my eyeliner (like the one in my A Little Masculinity + A Whole Lotta Femininity post) but this easy outer corner flick is such a handy trick to have up your sleeve, plus it's harder to go wrong drawing just an outer flick. We all know the struggle of drawing a liner perfectly, only to fix it up later when the liner on the other eye doesn't match!

If you've never tried this trick, I suggest you give it a try. Good luck!


  1. This little eye makeup craft is really beautifu on you Liyana.
    As I've aged I find that eye makeup is something I look better with less of.
    Love, Jude

    1. Thank you, Judy <3

      Yes, I've learned that less is more as we age. I actually enjoy watching Lisa Eldridge's tutorials on makeup for mature women, it's very informational.


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I'm a modest blogger based in Malaysia. Here on The Good Weekender, you can find journals of my evolving modest personal style, based on the art of looking casually stylish while still remaining modest, and doing it all on a budget.