Makeup is indeed helpful in enhancing the beauty of a woman. Moreover, it also boosts the confidence of a woman wearing it. For most part, an eye makeup plays the biggest part. One of the components of an eye makeup is applying eyeliner.
Types of Eyeliners
There are different types of eyeliners: pencil, liquid/gel and shadow.
- Pencil eyeliners are the most common and easiest to use. The downside however is that it doesn’t stay long, which requires you to apply it again and again all through the day.
- Liquid eyeliners help you get a dramatic look. It really enhances your look and helps to focus the overall makeup on your eyes. However, applying it requires practice.
- Shadow eyeliners on the other hand is an eyeliner application using a brush or an applicator. The good thing about this type of eyeliner is that it creates a creative look on your eyes.
When choosing eyeliner, choose the ones that is suited based on your skill of putting an eyeliner.
If you are a beginner, it is better that you choose the traditional ones first until you enhanced your skills in putting eyeliner. Liquid eyeliners, as you know require skill in doing so.
1. Using Pencil Eyeliner – If you opt for pencil eyeliner, you have to prepare things first. Sharpen your pencil. Make sure that the tip of the pencil is blunt so it won’t hurt your eyelids.
A sharp point is potentially dangerous to your eyes especially if you are using it for the first time as it might poke your eye or any area on your eyes. Remember as well that applying eyeliner for the first time is quite uncomfortable.
Start your eyeliner application on the lower part of your lids then on the upper part. In doing so, line it from the middle of your eye. If you want to create a theatrical look, encircle your eye with the liner. Apply the liner from the center of your lids using an outward stroke. It would be best if you create an imaginary line so that you can easily apply the line on your lids.
If you want to create a smoky look, smudge the outer corners of your eyes after your applied your pencil eyeliner. Smudging doesn’t mean smudging it entirely off, you don’t want to look trashy, right?
2. Using Liquid Eyeliner – Start lining the inner corner of your eye in a one big sweep. If you don’t want this kind of technique, you can start from the middle then sweep it out and then finish it from the inner corner towards the middle. The latter technique is much easier if you are just starting out.
3. Using Shadow Eyeliner – Blending is the key here. First, prepare your primer or your base to keep your eyelids free from oil. Start applying your eyeliner from the inner corner outward. Make the middle line thicker than the edges. Top the application with a well-blended eyeshadow of dark hues and light colors.