What would we do without our eyeliner?
How many times have you struggled doing a flicked eyeliner? It is one of the hardest things to do in makeup, sometimes even professional makeup artists. You are not alone in this struggle for the perfect eyeliner.
Types of Eyeliners
Liquid eyeliner is like a felt pen. The brush is thin and softly applied on the skin. It is handy, and if intense enough, will make make your lashes stand out. It can be applied in one or two simple swoops. However, mistakes are messy to clean up and it flakes when applied on dried eyeliner. On the flip side, it is easy to remove. With practice and patience it is a great eyeliner product to use. There is a choice of waterproof or long lasting liquid eyeliners.
Using gel eyeliners will make you feel more like an artist than with using any other eyeliners. Choice of thickness and precision can be achieved with the right brush. Gel eyeliners can also create different effects (smokey/subtle/strong, etc). They are waterproof, longlasting and one can mix different shades together. Downsider is that they take longer to dry than other eyeliners.
Tip: Look down until eyeliner has dried enough and set with powder or go over it with a cotton bud to remove the excess.
*Remember to wash the brush in between uses to avoid the brush going stale.
They are pressed pigmented powders applied with a damp brush. They are as fun to play with as the above types of eyeliners.
Any pigmented eyeshadow can be used as an eyeliner. For extra pigment, use a damp brush to apply with. Are best applied with an angled brush.
The easiest eyeliners to apply with. All you need is the kohl pencil and sharpner. They are equally versatile as an eyeshadow, base or as eyeliner. Plus you can use on the tarcel plate (water line). It is a fantastic tool to have in your kit.
*A great website for further information on eyeliners is: http://www.beautyhows.com/best-eyeliners-types-and-the-best-eye-liners/
It will give you more information on organic and waterproof etc eyeliners.