Tips To Consider Before Choosing Your Eyeliner (Types of eyeliners)

types of eyeliners and how to use them

Eyeliner when applied in the right way, can change your  entire look  and give you a classier look. It can enhance the natural color of your eyes and even change their entire shape. It can be a soft and pretty touch for a day out with friends or a glamorous and sophisticated statement for a night out on the town.  It can be a sexy seduction   to get your date melting.  Whatever event it is , the perfect eyeliner needs to be applied to suit you.

Let us first consider the major 3 types of Eyeliners:

Gel Eyeliner

Gel eyeliner might seem intimidating at first but it’s worth trying if you tend to do a lot of cat eyes.  Using it is quite easy as It comes packaged in a small pot, usually with a brush included (although you can use any brush you want; an angled one is usually best).

Why we love it: You can quickly get a clean, precise line thanks to the thicker formula and precise brush. You can also switch up that brush to get different results. The creamy consistency is incredibly easy to work with, and it’s pretty easy to control what you’re doing.
Why we loathe it: Gel eyeliner tends to dry out , which is annoying, and if you misplace your brush you’re basically screwed. You also have to clean the brush regularly to avoid eye infections, too, which is just another chore.

Liquid Eyeliner

Liquid eyeliner is great for creating clean lines that swoop or flick. It’s for looks that require delicacy and preciseness.  Liquid eyeliner is good for creative MUAs.   Using It comes in a variety of forms; for our money, we find that pens with marker-type tips are easier to use than the small vials with attached nail polish-like brushes. Draw the shape you want with the brush or applicator, then fill it in.
Why we love it: The very thin brushes and applicators make it possible to get really thin, subtle lines—perfect for adding a little darkness to our upper lash lines. Having a brush built in to the product also makes them easier to use than many gels; plus they tend to come in a wider range of colors and finishes.
Why we loathe it: The liquid consistency can make clean, precise application more difficult; in other words, liquid liner can be messy. There also tends to be kind of a steep learning curve, which can be intimidating.

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Pencil Eyeliner

There’s a lot to be said for the smoky eye look—and you can achieve that look with a pencil eyeliner. You can use it Like a pencil! Trace it along your upper and lower lash lines, and smudge it gently. Run it along your upper and lower waterlines for added darkness. You can also run small dashes underneath your lashes for a totally natural look.
Why we love it: Pencil eyeliner is great for a subtle everyday look that’s not too harsh, especially if you blend it slightly. Plus it’s ideal for really getting the liner onto your waterline (nobody wants liquid eyeliner running into their eyeball).
Why we loathe it: Keeping pencils sharpened is a pain—and if you opt for a twist-up pencil, they get blunt. Annoying. Plus, in your pencil liner journey, you will occasionally run across one that’s FAR too pointy and sharp. Ouch.......continue reading

Types of eyeliners and how to  apply them
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There are unlimited types of eyeliner that come in different colors and textures, which makes the selection process potentially daunting.

It doesn’t have to be, though. Follow these helpful tips and you’ll know exactly how to choose the right eyeliner, just for you.

Beginner Basics

Applying eyeliner can be very complicated business, so if you’re just starting out, you’re going to want to opt for something easy and virtually foolproof like a pencil liner. Pencil liners, like Bloom Cosmetics’ Eye Definer, are ideal for those without the surgeon-like precision and unwavering hands of eyeliner aficionados. They are easy to apply, leave room for mistakes and don’t make a mess. Once you’ve perfected the pencil, you can graduate to the more complicated liquid eyeliner. Liquid eyeliner requires a decent amount of application skill (and a very steady hand), but if you practice hard enough, you’ll get the hang of it in no time.

Skin Complexion

The wrong shade of eyeliner can bring out the worst in your skin tone, so it’s important to know what works best with the other facial features you’re working with. If you have fair skin, you’re going to want to steer clear of black eyeliner (especially liquid). It will cause your skin to look harsh, putting you in the danger zone of appearing older than you are (and not in a good way). Instead, go with a brown gel or powder eyeliner, like Dermalogica’s Cake Eyeliner, to create a softer look. But if your skin is medium- to dark-toned, black eyeliner will benefit you and will even help make your eyes really stand out. Which brings us to our next topic …   

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Enhancing Your Natural Eye Color

When it comes to eyeliner and eye color, the trick for making the color of those peepers pop is the use of contrasting shades. If you have blue eyes, for instance, you’ll want to contrast the blue with a copper-toned liner.The contrast will intensify the natural blue of your eyes. To be certain exactly which colors contrast each other, the use of a color wheel is recommended. Simply locate your natural eye color on the wheel and look for the color on the opposite side. That color will be the eyeliner shade to enhance the natural beauty of your eyes!
Types of eyeliners and how to  apply them
Image credits: Ogleschool


From Casual to Glamorous

The right eyeliner can turn a casual gal into a glamorous vixen in seconds, and vice versa! It all depends on what look you’re in the mood for. If you’re going for a laid back, daytime look, opt for a soft pencil line (remember to choose the right color for your skin tone!) along the outer half of your upper and lower lids. This will make your eyes subtly pop without appearing too dramatic or harsh. If you’re going for a more sultry, nighttime look, you’ll want something more intense. Draw a heavier pencil line along the top lid and a lighter line along the bottom lid, meeting at the outer corner of the eye. Then, take your liquid liner (hopefully you’ve been practicing!) and trace over the top line. This will make your eyes, and you, really stand out!

SOURCE: OgleSchool

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