LIQUID AND PENCIL EYELINER FAQs
HOW TO APPLY LIQUID EYELINER:
Follow these 6 steps for a precise and flawless look when applying liquid eyeliner:
Start with a clean, dry eyelid.
Apply an eyeshadow primer or a neutral eyeshadow. This helps create a smooth base for your eyeliner and improves its staying power.
Select a liquid eyeliner with a thin, fine-point brush tip applicator for more control and precision. If you want a longer-lasting eyeliner, try a waterproof eyeliner
Start by placing the eyeliner brush or applicator at the inner corner of your upper lash line. Steadily draw a thin line as close to your lashes as possible. You can make the line gradually thicker as you move toward the outer corner depending on the eye makeup look you want.
Check for any gaps or unevenness in the line and fill them in using short, light strokes. This helps ensure a smooth, continuous line.
Give the liquid eyeliner a few seconds to dry before opening your eyes fully or applying additional eye makeup. This will help prevent smudging.
Remember, practice makes perfect, so don't get discouraged if it takes a few attempts to master the technique. Take your time, have a steady hand, and use small strokes for greater control. With practice, you'll become more confident and skilled at achieving that perfect liquid eyeliner look.
HOW TO APPLY EYELINER PENCIL:
Follow these 8 steps when using a pencil eyeliner:
Start with a clean, dry eyelids.
Use a sharp eyeliner pencil that has a creamy texture that will glide easily making the application easier.
For long-lasting wear, try a smudge and water-resistant eyeliner pencil.
Begin from the inner corner of your upper lash line as close to your lashes as possible.
Using the eye pencil, draw a thin even line along the lash line making it gradually thicker if that is your desired look.
Fill in any gaps or unevenness.
Apply the pencil eyeliner on your lower lash line using the same technique.
For long-lasting wear, you can lightly dust with a matching eyeshadow or translucent powder.
Remember to take your time, use light strokes, and practice for a steady hand.
IS LIQUID EYELINER OR EYELINER PENCIL BEST FOR A CAT-EYE LOOK?
Both liquid eyeliner and eyeliner pencil can be used to achieve a cat eye or winged look.
Liquid eyeliner typically offers a more intense, precise, and defined line. Its fine brush or felt-tip applicator allows for sharp wings and clean lines, perfect for achieving a bold and dramatic cat eye.
Pencil eyeliners offer more control and ease of use, especially for beginners. They provide a softer, smudged effect, and are great for creating a more subtle and smoky cat eye. Eye pencils are easier to correct and blend, giving you more flexibility in shaping your cat eye.
It really comes down to your personal preference and comfort level. If you have a steady hand and prefer a precise and crisp look, liquid eyeliner is a great choice. If you're still practicing or prefer a softer, more blended effect, an eyeliner pencil might be the better option. Experiment with both to find the style and eye look that suits you best!
SHOULD YOU APPLY EYESHADOW OR EYELINER FIRST?
The order in which you apply eyeshadow and eyeliner is a matter of personal preference and the eye look you want to achieve. The common approach is to apply eyeshadow first before eyeliner. By starting with eyeshadow, you can create a base color and blend it well before applying eyeliner. This also helps for smoother application of your eyeliner and less smudging.
On the other hand, some people prefer to apply eyeliner along the lash line first to create a more defined look and then apply eyeshadow over it to soften the line and create a more seamless look.
Ultimately, the choice is up to you depending on the eye look you are going for and what technique works best for you.
CAN I USE EYESHADOW AS EYELINER?
You can use eyeshadow as eyeliner! By using a damp small angled brush, you can apply eyeshadow along your lash line to create a softer and more diffused line. To do this, slightly wet the brush, pick up some eyeshadow, and carefully apply it. It is important to remember that the longevity and color intensity may not be as strong as using an eyeliner pencil or liquid eyeliner. Additionally, not all eyeshadows will work well as eyeliner, especially those shimmery eyeshadows that are glitter or metallic. Matte eyeshadows tend to work best.