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Recent Eyeliner Blogs
Recent Eyeliner Blogs
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Eyeliner is important because , when applied around the contours of the eye, it can create a variety of effects. For example, use eyeliner to create a wider or smaller eye. In fact, it can even change the shape of the eyes. Furthermore, liner accentuates the eyes, by giving them depth and dimension. Also, it makes your eyes more noticeable. And, it makes your lashes look lush. As a result, your eyes look more attractive. Lining your eyes can quickly and effectively transform the appearance of your face.
12,000 years ago, the Ancient Egyptians invented eye liner. In particular, The Ancient Egyptians used a substance called kohl. And, a combination of lead, oxidized copper, ochre, ash, malachite, crushed antimony, burnt almonds and chrysocolla ore, created ancient kohl. First, the people used eyeliner to protect their skin from the glare of the desert sun. First, Royalty used eye liner to enhance their looks. Later, the rest of the population used eye liner not only to enhance their looks, but to make themselves look closer to emulate their gods. Moreover, for protection from the ‘evil eye,’ the people would wear eye liner.
In addition,five thousand years ago in Ancient Mesopotamians invented another type of eye liner. Women ground Precious gemstones to create sparkling dust. Then the women used the sparkle-dust to decorate their eyes and lips.
First, winged eye liner defines the area around your top eyelid. This popular technique is called a Cat Eye. Basically, draw a line across your upper lash line. However, to shape the wing, continue the line, flicking it up, toward the end of your eyebrow.
In order to create a tight line, line your eye tight against the waterline under the lashes of the upper lid. Also, line the lashes above the lashes of the lower lid. Most important, use a waterproof eyeliner because of the closeness to the membranes and surface of your eye. To illustrate, the technique makes your eyelashes look longer. The reason for this is it creates the illusion that the lashes appear farther back on your eyelid. Therefore, it makes the lashes appear longer. Moreover, your eyelashes will look voluminous and lush.
There are five main types of eye liner on the market. On one hand, you can smudge certain eye liners. Therefore, the smudged eye liner will create a smoky eye look. On the other hand, some of the liners can create a clearly defined look.
Liquid Liner comes, usually, in a small bottle. And typically you can apply it with a sharp-tipped brush. And, as a result, it creates a clean, precise line. Additionally, the liner’s formula water-based. Unfortunately, water based formulas take time to dry on the eyelid. Therefore, keep your eyelids closed until the formula dries. Because the liner creates a heavy look, only apply it to the upper lash line. And, it has a matte finish. Moreover, liquid liner is easy to wash off. The problem with liquid eye liner is it requires time and precision.
Also, Liquid liner comes in the form of a felt-tipped pen. First, the pen is easier to control. Therefore it quickly creates a precise line. And, it is great for creating thick lines. Although, the downside to the felt tipped pen is it smudges. And, it is important to layer for more intensity. Worst of all, it is hard to remove.
The powder based eye pencil also contains a waxed-based formula. Furthermore, the formula includes waxes for an easier application. In addition, it comes in a variety of intense , matte shades. Moreover, it comes in paler shades, white and beige. The powder-based formula also can come in a cone or compact. Hence, they will have a brush applicator.
Additionally, Shadow Liner falls in the powder-based category. First of all, shadow liner is easy to apply. Moreover, it is a great product to create a smoky eye. And, it is one of the best ways to make the eyes pop. However, the downside to shadow liner is it needs a brush, requires precision, and it fades fast.
Kohl is a soft powder that is available in dark matte shades. In fact, Kohl is popular for it’s incredible black pigmentation. Also, used to create a black outline around the eyes. It creates cool, smoldering lines that easily apply. Additionally, kohl is great to use in the waterline. However, the downside to wearing kohl is it has a short wear-time. Furthermore, kohl smudges easily. Most important, Kohl is not a precise liner. Also, kohl is not long-lasting. And, the Kohl pencil needs sharpening.
The Kohl Pencil is easy to use, and mess free. Also, it works best applied along the waterline to darken the eye area. First, apply the pencil to the eyelids. Next, smudge it out to create a classic smoky eye.
Furthermore, the kohl cone comes in a pyramid shaped vial. At the tip is the block of kohl eye liner. First, rub the kohl on the lid as an eye shadow, However, you can also smoke out the line over your lashes.
Kohl Powder is a very black , loose shadow. Also, use it to create a smoky lash line.
Gel is much softer than Kohl. And, it applies easily with an eye liner brush. First, Gel gives a clean, neat finish. Furthermore, it is usually waterproof. In addition, it is great to use on the waterline. Moreover, gel is long-lasting. Additionally, the texture is not as sensitive as the liquid formula. Although, the downsides are, it can be dull-looking. And, gel can tug on the skin of the upper lash line. Last, over time, the formula tends to dry out.
Pencil Gel Liner works best when used on the waterline. The formula easily applies, without tugging on the waterline. Use a gel if you have watery eyes.
A Gel Pot glides on the eye to create a winged eye look. The downside is the formula dries out faster than a cream pot formula. So, keep the lid tightly closed.
Creams have a thicker formula than gels. Also, creams can be used as a winged liner. Also, creams work well on your waterline. The downside to creams is it is more difficult to fix mistakes.
The Cream Pencil is one of the most popular types of cream products. These pencils are great for smudging. Also, they can be applied to the waterline. The downside to a cream pencil is it need to be sharpened. However, some creams do come as mechanical twist up liners.
The Cream Pot is another popular cream product. Usually it comes in a glass jar with a twist off cap. You will need either an angled liner brush or a small rounded eye liner brush. Most important, wet the tip of your brush before dipping it into the pot. As a result, the brush will pick up more product.
A lot of companies will sometimes come out with unique liner designs. For example, Tarte Clay Painter is a hybrid cream/gel. Another example, Benefit Push UP Liner is a gel-based formula in pen packaging!
Remember that every type of eye liner has a different use. Choosing the right eye liner is about which product you’ve mastered, or prefer over all.
All of the different types of eye liners come in a rainbow of colors. Some have glittery, glossy, matte, satin or metallic based formulas.
Also, eye shadow can be used with a precise brush to be a substitute eye liner.
Practice and Preference are key to mastering an eye liner look!