Eyeliner 101

There are different types of eyeliner in the market today, that should be considered when shopping for eyeliner.

Gel Eyeliner
This is one of the newest eyeliner in the market and has became very popular. Gel eyeliner is thick in texture and is applied with a thin eyeliner brush. Today, you can find gel eyeliner in many shades for many different looks. However, you must be patient when working with gel eyeliner because it glides on very quick and smooth, so you must have control of the brush.  With gel eyeliner you will get a opaque color with the same intensity as liquid eyeliner. It is also long lasting without having to set it with eyeshadow. Plus you don’t have to wait for it to dry. 

Gel eyeliner is also the best for the winged eyeliner look.
Gel eyeliner is my favorite, once I started using it I haven’t touched a liquid eyeliner. But it did get some time to get use to.  I love MAC Fluidline ($15) in the shade Blacktrack. It is very smooth and really dark. But if you want a cheaper alternative, Wet N Wild has a gel eyeliner for like $3 bucks, which is also great. (I will do a review on a later post)

Liquid Eyeliner
Liquid eyeliner is best when you want to create a very defined look. However, again it will take some practice to get the hang of it. Liquid eyeliner goes on very smoothly and it is very easy to correct errors with a damp Q-tip. You must have a steady hand and a very light touch so that you don’t smash the brush onto your lids and create inky blots. You have to be careful not to have too much on the brush or too little. Also, when doing the eyeliner try your best to get it almost all done in a steady stroke instead of stopping because this will be a challenge to get it straight if you are not used to it. Trust me once you get the hang of it you will have no problems with it again. 
Pencil Eyeliner

Pencil eyeliner has been around since the Egyptian times. They come in every color you can imagine. There are pencils that need to be sharpened with a cosmetics pencils and some that are twist-able at the base. You can get pencil eyeliner pretty cheap and from many different brands. Working with eyeliner can be easier because you have more control. Also because we are all use to working with a pen and pencil so this is the most familiar to us. However, when trying to achieve a defined look, they can be annoying. Also getting the color to look really dark requires to keep sliding the pencil over and over. Pencils also smudge more easily. 
Until next time, 
The Wicked

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