Sometimes, simply knowing how to put on eyeliner is also not enough. You also need to know which type and style of eyeliner is best suited for your eyes. From liquid eyeliners with razor-sharp brushes to soft-tipped pencil eyeliners that are like kohl, there are a variety of options that you could choose from. Do you like to go all-out with a bold cat-eye look or do you prefer to keep things subtle by opting for a basic eyeliner look? These are the questions that you should be ideally asking yourself before learning how to apply eyeliner.
How To Apply Your Eyeliner
#1 Prep Your Eyes
Always start by prepping your face. Start by cleansing and moisturising your eyelids. You can also dab on some primer and concealer to make your skin even. This will make it easier to apply your eyeline
#2 Trace Your Upper Lash Line
Pencil, gel, or liquid–start by tracing your upper lash line. Place your elbow on a table. This will help steady your hand. Your strokes should be as thin and close to the upper lash line as possible. If it’s too thin, then you can always top it up with another coat. However, if it’s too thick, you’ll have to start the process from scratch, so make sure to use just the right amount of product to avoid it from smudging.
#3 Wing It
Once you’ve reached the outer edge of your lash line, extend the brush or pencil slightly in the direction of your brow bone and stop. This will create an angular tip. If you’re in the mood for something bold and want to try the cat-eye look, you could try that too. All you have to do is imagine a line extending from your outermost upper eyelash to your brow bone. Now, join the outermost point of this line with the eyeliner on your upper lash line and fill it up.
# 4 Complete The Look
If your eyeliner doesn’t feel pigmented enough, don’t hesitate to go for a second coat. Complete the look by applying some mascara for lush lashes and kohl for some drama.
What Are The Different Types Of Eyeliners?
1. PENCIL EYELINER
New to the world of eyeliners? A pencil eyeliner is just what you need to get started. A pencil eyeliner is a very economical option as it can double as a kohl stick. It comes with a soft tip that allows you more control and flexibility, even if you don’t know how to use one. If you’re a fan of soft, smudged eyeliner looks, then a pencil eyeliner is what we recommend getting your hands on.
2. GEL EYELINER
Gel eyeliner is generally available in a small pot and is applied with an external brush. Its waxy consistency ensures that it doesn’t bleed all day long, so you don’t have to worry about accidentally rubbing your eyes. Great for a smudged, smoky eye look, a gel eyeliner allows a little more precision as compared to pencil eyeliner. It’s great for those that have successfully graduated to a pencil eyeliner but are not confident enough to take on a liquid eyeliner.
3. LIQUID EYELINER
If you’ve gotten the hang of a pencil and gel eyeliner and want to take things up a notch then you can try a liquid eyeliner. Liquid eyeliners allow you to create thin and sharp lines that are perfect for a defined look. However, if you’re not too confident about it, go slow and steady. Instead of tracing your upper lash line in one go, make dots or dashes. Connect these dots or dashes with a single stroke and then complete the look by filling it in.
June 28, 2022