Eyeliner 101

Aloha, beautiful people of the Inter-webs! Today, I am giving you the long-awaited eyeliner 101 post! I have been mentioning this in many posts lately, but I never really got the time to write it. So, here it is! Please if you have any requests for back to basics 101, or in general, just leave them in the comments, because I am rapidly running out of ideas for upcoming posts! I love you all, and enjoy the post.

Types Of Eyeliners:

Pencil Eyeliner:

Pencil eyeliner is a staple in every girl’s makeup bag! You can’t not own a pencil eyeliner, it is just not possible! There are different types of packaging; my personal favourite is the twist-up kind because you don’t need to carry a sharpener around with you. You can apply this on your waterline, or you can smudge it on your lower, or upper, lash line. This a must for beginners and pros.

Liquid Eyeliner:

This is the good stuff! Liquid eyeliner is used to apply winged eyeliner because it has a precise tip. There are many types of liquid eyeliner, such as felt tip, brush applicator, etc. For beginners, I would recommend you start with felt-tip liquid eyeliner, because they are easier to control in my opinion.

Gel/Cream Eyeliner:

For this, you actually need a brush, so it is not that good for touch ups, but it is my favourite to use when I want to wing out my liner. It stays on for the longest period of time out of the other eyeliner, which is a great plus when you are out all day. It is also the pigmented out of the bunch.

Eyeshdow/Powder Eyeliner:

This is not really eyeliner, but who said you can’t line your eyes with an eyeshadow!? By using the eyeshadow, you will have a more smokey/neutral look. The problem is the longevity. You can use an primer but it will still rub off during the day, unless you use a long-lasting eyeshadow of some sort. I do recommend this if you are a beginner because it is more forgiving as you can wipe it off easily when you mess up.

Ways To Use Eyeliner:

Way #1: Smudged Along Lower-Lash line

I do this everyday with a bit of kohl eyeliner to make my eyes pop. You just line the outer half of your lower-lash line. It gives your whole looks a bit more of a smokey feel. I don’t recommend you lining your whole lower-lash line because that will just make your eyes looks smaller and closed up.

Way #2: Tight Line

Your tight line is like your water-line, but it is on the upper lid. If you apply a black eyeliner on your tight-line, you will create an illusion of fuller lashes. It works like magic! It really does make a difference when you look at it side, to side.

Way #3: Base For Eyeshadow

You can apply eyeliner on your lid for a pigmented base for r a smokey eye look. You can use something like the NYX Jumbo eye pencils all over your lid then smudge it on your lower lash-line to make the look a bit more dramatic.

~Rawan M.