Add foundation, concealer and/or eye-shadow primer to the eyelid and around the eye. This eliminates any redness and creates a nice base for the liner.
Take one of your angled brushes and dip it into your gel/cream eyeliner. Apply an ample amount to the brush, and then use the back of your hand as a canvas to mold the tip of the brush into a sharp point.
Using your brush, make a line from the outer corner of your eye. This line will determine the size of your ‘flick’. Pull your eye taut to achieve a smooth line.
Go from the inner corner of your eyelid and apply the liner close to your lash line. Again, pull your eye taut to get a smooth, straight line.
Join up the eyeliner that goes along the top of your eye, to the line you created from the outer corner of your eye.
Fill in any gaps with some more eyeliner. Use small strokes, as they are easier to control than big, thick strokes. If you feel that you need a sharper flick, or you have made a mistake – use a clean angled brush with some concealer as an eraser.