So let’s talk eyeliner. Starting out applying eyeliner was the bane of my existence and can still be a pain from time to time. Over the years I have received many questions about what liners to use how to apply them correctly. The short answer, find a formula that works best for you take your time as you do it, and practice, often. Today, I am sharing my favorite liners that I work with on a regular basis.
Possibly the most challenging formula there is. Liquid liner can look super sleek or can be a complete disaster. With liquid liner, It is best to take single strokes as you move across the lid to get a more precise line.
Once you have created your base, you can always add more to touch up where needed. Some good liquid liners to work with are NYX Vinyl Liquid Liner or Kat Von D Tattoo Liner because of their fine-tipped applicator. I find that the pencil design of the Kat Von D Liner is easier to control.
My absolute favorite formula. Gel Liner is a lot more forgiving and you have more control over the product because of its thicker consistency. Most gel liners come in a jar and require the use of a brush. Some brands are packaging their gel liners in tubes making things a bit easier for one step usage or if you’re on the go. My trusty go to liner for years has been the MAC Fluidline (requires brush). Colourpop Cosmetics also has a great set of gel liners.
I rarely use pencil liner around the eyes because it can react to your body temperature and in a few hours… dreaded raccoon eyes. Also if you have super watery eyes, smudging under the eye is inevitable. My remedy is to use long wearing eyeliner. Pencil liner still has the potential to run, but not as much as a standard eye kohl. I LOVE the Marc Jacobs Highlander Eye Gel Crayon. To be honest, it’s the only thing that works for me. The formula is very creamy, applies smoothly, and stays put for hours. A bit of warning though, it will take some extra effort to get this liner off, but it’s totally worth it.
What’s your favorite eyeliner?
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