As the new spring-summer season calls for sweat and heat, it’s a ‘no brainer’ we gravitate towards anything water-proof smudge-proof makeup products from mascara to eyeliner.
We can’t think of eyeliner and not associate it with Audrey Hepburn’s iconic feline flicks, a timeless classic that suits all aesthetics, and also passed down to many generations like that of Lady Gaga, Adele e.t.c.
When it comes to finding the right eyeliner this spring-summer season, the tip is to always lookout for the right formula, Waterproof? – Check, Nourishment? – Check, Longwearing? Check, Pigmented? – Check e.t.c. In addition, the nourishing ingredients to always look out for should range from antioxidants, hydration, e.t.c.
The different types of eyeliner range from liquid, gel, or khol, they can be matte, cream, or glossy. If you’re looking into creating a more precise finish and winged-out effect that will last all day, then your bet-best will be going for liquid eyeliner, while kohl and gel formulas are more appropriate for blending, buffing effect, and creating a softer more diffused look, and it makes sense when they’re cream or cream matte.
Another heads up when it comes to finding the right eyeliner for your makeup aesthetic is to use khol and gel formula for the waterlines as the liquid won’t be appropriate (it might run into your eyes).
So how do you apply eyeliner? To apply eyeliner, the question is if you’re trying to create a winged-out effect or simply draw a line to create depth around the eyes. If you’re trying to create a winged-out effect it’s best to start with drawing the wing first (visit YouTube for a detailed tutorial), then draw the line on top of your eyelids allowing it to thin out as you come closer to tear ducts area.
However, if you’re trying to only open your eyes, add depth and definition to your eyes then start by drawing from the outer edge of the top of your eyelids towards the tear ducts area and not forgetting to allow it to thin out as you go closer to your tear duct area. The same understanding goes with creating a diffused look, except you use a small eyeshadow brush/pen brush to do the buffing around the drawn lines.
The best eyeliner for beginners will be the gel eyeliner because it’s a formula that bridges the gap between Khol and Liquid eyeliner. Liquid eyeliner is not so forgiving, if you get it wrong, you’re f…cked! Nevertheless, practice makes perfect, a little error when applying eyeliner is forgivable, and even the pros get it wrong too (And a quick tip: don’t expect the drawn line on one eye to be equal to the other eye, but you can try to make them perfectly equal as much as you can. When you make a mistake, please don’t try to over-correct it as it might make it worst, a little correction that’s within your control is enough, and forgive the rest).
Looking for a cult eyeliner this season? Discover the best ones that range from gel (pot), khol (pencil), and liquid (felt tip and wand) and most importantly waterproof (to stand the sweaty season) below:
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By Lola Joseph