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Eyeliner Types

Guest Author - Rebekah Mack Bono

Eyeliner is an incredible makeup accessory that many woman use as a part of their daily beauty routine. The reason eyeliner is so popular is its ability to define the eyes and make them pop, where you otherwise may not notice them as much.

When shopping for eyeliner you need to understand the different types of eyeliners available to you, and then decide which is your perfect match. This may require sampling several different kinds. Here are the most popular forms of eyeliner on the market today.

Gel eyeliner - One of the newer eyeliners on the market, gel eyeliner is receiving great attention, and justifiably so. Gel eyeliner is thick in texture and applied with a stiff angled brush for best application. It is available in a wide array of shades, but I love grey as it works with most eye colors. Simply dip your eyeliner brush into the gel eyeliner, scrape off any excess, and apply as close to the upper lashline as possible, working from the inner corners of the eyes outward. If you desire, follow with the bottom lashline but start at the outer corners of the eyes and work your way in. Gel eyeliners are great because unlike pencils, there is no pulling on the delicate skin around the eye area. I like Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Graphite Ink.

Pencil eyeliner - Pencil eyeliners have been around forever. They are typically hard and donít spread very well. They often pull on the eyelid, leading to difficult application. When choosing an eyeliner pencil, look for cream eyeliner to ensure an easier application. I like Clinique Quickliner Eyeliner because it goes on so easily.

Kohl Eyeliner Ė Kohl Eyeliner is traditional in the Middle East, including Egypt and India going back to the Bronze Age. It has become very popular because it is easy to apply and glides on easily.

Liquid Eyeliner Ė Liquid eyeliner is a must have if you are looking to create a dramatic, defined look. It will take serious practice to learn how to apply liquid eyeliner, but once you have it down, you will be hooked. Lancome Artliner is a fantastic liquid eyeliner, and is available in many shades.

When applying eyeliner, you may want to apply along the upper lashline only to keep a fresh, bright-eyed look. If you decide to apply to both upper and lower lashlines, be sure to keep the lower line very thin. Eyeliner under the eyes has a tendency to enhance dark under eye circles so be careful here, and be sure to blend well. Another option is to use a brown, grey, or bronze instead of black on the lower lashline so the look isnít so severe.

Play around with different textures, colors, and styles to reveal your prettiest eyes.

Lancome Arliner Liquid Eyeliner
Clinique Quickliner for Eyes
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