To succeed at this technique, the first step is to ensure that you use the right product. When selecting a product, the two key considerations should be finding one which works for your eye shape, and also one which suits the angle at which you hold your hand/fingers when you apply eyeliner. These two questions are invaluable in helping to narrow down the potential products in the saturated beauty product market, and also help to mitigate the risk of spending money on a product that is likely to cause you frustration in the long term. As with so many things in life, having the right tool for the job tends to make things so much easier, and one of my personal sources of pleasure is seeing the happiness of clients during one to one makeup lessons in my studio when they discover that a task they used to loathe can be achieved successfully in a matter of seconds.
Given the tips above for selecting the right product, it is hard to give generic recommendations for products, as the only real test is to hold it in your hands and try to use it on yourself. With this in mind, my honest recommendations would be to consider spending time trying products at the different brand counters, visiting a professional make-up artist who can let you try with the different products in their kit, or simply asking a friend to try theirs. This said, there are three products which I either use personally, or which have a far higher success rate than others when my clients try them during my make-up lessons. They are: