Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Eyeliner 101 | The Different Kinds of Eyeliners

Hello everyone ♡ I was going to do a Spring Edit post today, the direct counterpart of my Autumn Edit post, but the pictures were terrible. I tried using a lower ISO setting, but the pictures came out too dark to be repaired with some simple Photoshop. Putting that aside, I searched through my pictures to find that I have an some edited photos for a post called Eyeliners 101. I am going to try to get my Spring Edit post up by Saturday, but I hope you still enjoy this post. My guide to eyeliners, for all your eyeliner needs.

Pencil - This is the all time basic eyeliner, if there was anything basic for eyeliner this would be it. Pencils are easy to use, smudge perfectly, and should have a creamy formula. If your pencil needs a lot of pressure for pigmentation when applied to skin, toss it. I trust pencils on my waterline because the formula has a safer texture ( in my opinion ) than the ink formulas liquid and marker liners offer.

Felt Tip - Felt tip eyeliners are my number one suggested eyeliner for beginners because the are easy to use. The way I learned to use eyeliners like this was to turn it sideways and to dab my lash line. I was the easiest way to apply it. Over time I began to thicken the line and was able to create a wing. 

Liquid Liner -  This is the king of liners because of it's runny, liquid formula. It gives off a very shiny, precise edge when applied. It is by far ( in my opinion ) hardest to work with because it is usually fast drying leaving tiny room for mistakes. If you make a mistake because of the runny/pigmented formula it may leave some residue even when you try to remove with your fingers.

Gel Eyeliner - Again, another hard one to use. It takes time to create a really nice line with gel eyeliner, but the line does come out beautifully. It also is very good as smudging and creating a black outer black V.

Black Eyeshadow -  When ever my eyeliner is harsh, I like using an eyeshadow to mattify the liner, making it less harsh. If the eyeshadow is really nice and pigmented, I mix it with some gel eyeliner to try something new.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I hope to see you again on Saturday. I will have my Spring Edit post ready for viewing. Please leave some comments and I will surely reply and check out your blogs:) Bye Bye~ 

Thanks for reading-XOXO

What are your favorite eyeliners?
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  1. My current favorites for liquid are felt tips, since the traditional thin brush-like ones don't really give great control (not stiff enough)! I have a soft spot for gel liners because of how versatile they can be! xx

  2. I really need to get myself a felt tip or liquid liner to try to create that perfect winged cat eye! (:

    Yuen @ The Craziest Paradigm - fashion, beauty + lifestyle

  3. Nice eye shadow color. I have a spring makeup look and new spring line coming up later today. It does not feel like spring is on its way here in Toronto, we had a snow storm yesterday and today it is -25 degrees out...


    1. Oh man that sucks! Its ok, the colder it is the more happier you will be when Spring comes ^_^

  4. I love using gel liners on my eyes~ And using a pencil to tightline my eyes as well for a quick and easy look~ I just can' liquid liners.... >< I love it, but i ALWAYS make mistakes :(

    Thanks for this post!

    Love, Aimee

    1. Practice makes perfect ;) You will be awesome at liquid liner some day!

  5. I'm all about the felt tip! Absolutely adore how easy it is. I'm pretty well-versed in how to apply makeup well, but I just can't seem to get perfect eyeliner with anything other than felt tip. Great post!

    Shirice from Lipsticks & Smoothies

    1. Felt tip is hands down the easiest to use, one of my favorites ^_^

  6. I love felt tips! My favourite at the moment is definitely the Dolly Wink eyeliner! I'm personally not a fan of pencils though because my eyes don't really seem to work well with a big dramatic smoky eye! I just look tired!

    Laila! I now have a new blog over at wordpress, if you haven't checked it out I'm over at as opposed to being Milkeipure :)
    Have a wonderful day!

    1. Thanks for the comment! I have been wondering where your blog went, thanks for telling me:)


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