How to Line and Better Shape Crepey Eyelids

How to line and better shape crepey eyelids
Don’t run away from the problem.  Instead learn to work with your current issues like with this  great eye lining trick.


My favorite form of eye liner is a pencil because it allows me to smudge and create a softer, more natural line.  Yet, using the same products on crepey eye lids can often become a challenge.  However, I just discovered a fantastic makeup trick for how to line and better shape crepey eyelids that worked wonderfully when I tried it on my mother’s crepey lids.

A friend told me that her mother has been taking a black felt-tip eye liner and using it on the inner rim of the upper lid as well as on the bottom of the lashes to help with that problem.  I listened, but couldn’t understand how using a felt-tip liner, especially in black would work.

Of course, my friend saw that I was skeptical judging from the expression that must have been on my face. Then she explained the most important thing of all–-the procedure.

How to Line and Better Shape Crepey Eyelids

What you do is to hold the upper lid firmly and then begin dotting the liner under the lashes.  You do the same thing with the liner at the base of the lashes and then connect that series of tiny dots.   I knew about dotting with liner this way for a more subtle eye, but I never thought to suggest it to my mother.

Well, we gave that eye liner a shot.  What surprised me was how wearable black done in this fashion by laying down that delicate line managed to better define the shape of her eyes instead of calling attention to that aging problem.

My friend’s mother thinks doing the bottom lashes helps with bringing the eye out, but I tend to disagree in my mother’s case.  The liner at the base just seemed too much, but this result may be different with your particular issues.

Nonetheless, if crepey lids are your problem, I hope that you experiment with this wonderful tip as well as my other post with makeup tricks for aging eyes that I shared. Once you practice with how to line and better shape eyelids that are crepey, you will be thrilled at the improvement in your appearance.





  1. Mary Kirkland
    June 9, 2015 / 5:14 pm

    I remember when my mom was alive she liked for me to do her make up for her during holidays and I had this problem. Sounds like a good solution.

  2. Mary Balandiat (Nuts 4 Stuff)
    June 10, 2015 / 4:09 pm

    Hi,I truly was surprised how well it did work for her. I think this trick also would be great for someone that doesn't have a lot of lashes to try as well with how it does seem to add more shape to the eye.

  3. Tanya Devenney
    July 22, 2015 / 7:16 pm

    Thank you for the cosmetic tips. Im 46 and starting to need all help i

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