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How do I apply liner to my deep-set eyes?

My eyes are very deep-set. How do I apply liner so I don't get that little imprint in the crease?

Easiest solution to your dilemma: Try using a liquid eyeliner, which is fast-drying and smudge-proof, instead of a pencil. Small mistakes can easily be cleaned up with a wet cotton swab. Alternatively, skip both pencil and liquid liner and use an eyeshadow to line the eyes. Given your eye shape, use an angle brush and a medium-dark shadow to line from the centre of the upper-lash line and out toward the outer third of the eye. Adding dark colours to the inner corner of the eye can make your eyes look further set back.

Bahar Niramwalla is a celebrity makeup artist. Have a beauty question? E-mail style@globeandmail.com.

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