People always make up their eyes to enhance their natural beauty because the eyes are one of the most important features in one's appearance. Additionally, making beautiful eyes a focal point can minimize the look of other facial flaws. Read on for tips on how to put on eyeliner to obtain a most desirable look.
Types of Eyeliner
Eyeliner pencil is the most popular type of all eyeliner types. You probably have seen and used this one. The pencil eyeliner is very easy to use and quite versatile. You can use this practically for any occasion. Just be sure to choose a soft eye pencil, especially if you are just starting to learn how to apply a liner, because you don't want to hurt your eyes with hard-tipped pencil eyeliner.
Of all the eyeliner types, the liquid eyeliner is the most difficult to control because of its fluid consistency. You need to have a steady hand in order to achieve a flawless finish when using the liquid type because it can smudge easily. Once you have mastered its use, however, the lines created by liquid eyeliners are brighter, more pronounced and a whole lot clearer.
This is another type that is easy to use. A felt-tip liner is sort of a fusion between a liquid and pencil eyeliner. It's got the ease of application of a pencil liner and the consistency of the liquid type.
There are a lot of manufacturers making cake eyeliners now while only master artists know what are cake eyeliners once before. This is the best type to use if you want to have smoky eyes. If you don't want to invest in an expensive cake eyeliner, you can always use your eyeshadow to do the trick. Just make sure that you use a small brush to make things easier for you when applying lines on your eyelids.
Eyeliner brings out the shape of your eyes and can be worn even if you choose to skip the rest of your makeup for the day. The key to pulling off an eyeliner application that appears lighter than usual, yet makes a difference in your look, is to apply it not necessarily with a light hand, but discreetly, as though you did not line your eyes at all. This creates the effect of lashes that seem to be naturally lush for those times you want a no-makeup look.
Decide on the eyeliner color you want to use. If you have dark lashes, black is acceptable. If you have lighter lashes, use soft black or medium to dark brown. Use a skinny eyeliner pencil if you can find one. If not, at least sharpen your eyeliner for a precise point. Make sure the texture of your pencil is creamy, as this makes application easier.
You should put the color directly into your upper and lower lash lines and try not to put it on the skin of your eyelids. Do not extend the eyeliner past the outer corner of your eye either. Keep the liner strictly on your lash lines. Proceed to Step 3 for an alternative method.
Run a creamy eyeliner pencil in black or soft black along the waterline or inside rim of your top lash line (see Resources). Retractable eyeliners are especially creamy and not at all painful to apply. Skip the inner rim of your bottom lash line if you want discreet definition, as eyeliner is more visible here. This technique is called tightlining and it is popular even among models and celebrities.