How to Apply Basic Eyeliner?
1. Choose the right color eyebrow pencil that matches your natural brow shade.
2. Choose your preferred type of eyeliner (pencil, gel, or liquid).
3. Start from the inner corner and apply short, light strokes along the lash line.
4. Optionally, create a wing by extending the line outward.
5. Connect the line from the outer corner to the center of the eyelid.
6. Clean up any mistakes with a cotton swab or liner brush dipped in makeup remover.
7. Repeat on the other eye.
Different Types of Eyeliner
Pencil eyeliner is in a retractable or sharpenable pencil form. It offers a smooth application and is convenient for creating both precise lines and smudged, smoky looks. Pencil eyeliners can be great for beginners.
Liquid eyeliner comes with a thin brush and usually has a water or oil-based formula. It provides intense and defined lines, making it ideal for sharp winged or cat-eye looks but requiring a steady hand for application.
Felt-tip eyeliner is similar to liquid eyeliner but has a tip made of felt material. It offers the precision of liquid liner but can be easier to control, especially for those who are new to applying liquid eyeliner.
Gel Liner vs. Liquid Liner
|Fluid or watery texture
|Applied with a brush
|Applied directly with the included brush
|Matte or semi-matte finish
|Can range from matte to glossy
|Smudge-proof and long-lasting formula
|Some brands offer smudge-proof formulas, others may smudge
|Drying Time Takes longer to dry, allowing for smudging or blending
|Dries quickly, less opportunity for smudging
|May require makeup remover or oil-based cleanser for thorough removal
|Usually easily removable with makeup remover
|Can be used for various eyeliner styles and thicknesses
|Suitable for precise lines, winged or cat-eye looks
|Can be more forgiving for beginners due to control
|May require more practice for precise application