What are Some Tips for Applying Eyeliner?

Update:2017-01-24

Different kinds of eyeliner have different advantages. Types of eyeliner include pencil, liquid, and gel varieties. Cake and powder eyeliners are also available. Pencil varieties, in particular, can be very diverse in size, formulation, and application method. Many users of eyeliner often own several types, because the formula can often determine how it actually looks when used on the eyes.

Because it is easy to use and carry, pencil eyeliner becomes more and more popular of all kinds of eyeliner. This type of eyeliner may be made out of wood and thus need to be sharpened as does any other type of pencil, or it may be automatic. An automatic pencil eyeliner is typically made from plastic, and it has a separate stick of eyeliner inside it that can emerge at tip of the pencil when the user twists the applicator in a prescribed direction. Many people feel that pencil eyeliner is easy to control during application and looks more natural than liquid. Eyeliner pens are also available and incorporate a liquid eyeliner in what looks like a felt-tipped pen.

The purpose of applying eyeliner is to give yourself a dramatic and beautiful eyes. When applying eyeliner, consider the desired result. If you seek a dramatic look, try liquid eyeliner. For a softer look, try pencil eyeliner. Whether you use a brush or pencil, it’s helpful to tilt your head back slightly when applying eyeliner so that you can see what you're doing. A dark eye shadow can also be moistened for use as eyeliner.

Color-wise, use these guidelines, gray, brown, bronze, plum and navy are good accent colors for light colored eyes. If you have darker eyes, you can choose black, brown and plum shades. Silver and gray shades are complementary to green and blue eyes, as are gold colors for green eyes and reddish-brown shades for blue eyes.

Apply eyeliner after eye shadow, but prior to mascara. To line the upper lid, draw a line from the inside corner across the upper lid very near the lash line. Wait briefly before opening your eyes fully to prevent smearing. This eyeliner application creates the illusion of thicker upper lashes.

You should think about if the eyeliner set is a good value or not when you prefer to buy the best eyeliner set. For instance, if you want a number of different colors of eyeliner, or if you want a mixture of waterproof and regular eyeliners, then selecting an eyeliner set specifically for this purpose is a good idea. Consider also the type of eyeliner you prefer to use, whether it is liquid or pencil eyeliner, because this will affect the set you purchase. If you are purchasing a set as a gift for a teenager, you may want to look for a set specifically designed for teens, which usually includes pencil eyeliner rather than liquid because it is easier to apply.

It is better to choose a familiar and favored brand when you buy an eyeliner set. If you don't know which brands are best, doing some quick research online and reading reviews can help to narrow it down. Many people publish reviews after using certain cosmetics, which can give clues as to how long the products last, if they go on smoothly or leave smudges, or if they are made with hypoallergenic or natural ingredients, for example. Hypoallergenic eyeliner, or eyeliner that is simply designed for sensitive eyes, is a good bet for many people.

Next you should think about which kind of products you want to put into the set. Liquid eyeliner is longer lasting, particularly in waterproof versions, and gives a more severe line. It is also much more difficult to apply. Pencil eyeliner is easier to apply and gives a softer look to the eyes; it is also available in waterproof versions as well. An eyeliner set may contain a few different versions, such as a liquid and a pencil eyeliner in regular and waterproof types. In general, unless you know that you need waterproof eyeliner for a specific reason, it is best to wear regular because it is easier to remove without tugging on the delicate skin of the eyes.