I’ll admit that in my early make up days applying liquid liner was the most difficult stage of the entire process. I wanted the finished look on my eyes to be clean, equal on both eyes and smudge free. It would take me the good part of 5 minutes to apply this black liquid on one eye (whilst trying to avoid my eyes watering) before then trying to replicate what I’d done onto my left eye too.
Now there are stencils and liner-pens that make the entire process less painstaking and quick. I love the way eyeliner accentuate and change the shape of the eye and provides the perfect backdrop to apply lashes too. For an item that was invented around 10,000 BC when Egyptian men and women lined all around the eyes with this dark substance, it’s use has become far more widespread with Gothic and Punk fashion all adopting the eye make up.
I have one particular liquid liner that I’ve used for a few years now which is Bourjois Liner Pinceau Very Long Lasting Eyeliner. I like the matte black finish it gives and the brush allows for a beautifully smooth and neat line. I’m a fan of the winged eye-liner and feel that this complements my eye shape the best. For me the ease of application is just as important as the substance itself- so get a liner with a good brush and you’re half way there!
I’ve watched a few tutorials on the application of liner and there are a multitude of tricks and tips online to help you achieve the perfect look. When applying mine, I begin on the inner corner and work my way out forming the winged shape towards the last quarter of my eye by creating two lines that meet and filling in the middle. I prefer not to apply my liner past my brows.
I’ve briefly experimented with using the eyeliner pencil but found that some brands are not very soft and can cause you to pull on what is very delicate skin. I use the pencil instead as a tight line, applying it the the skin directly after the eye, the inner lid.
It would be great to hear about what eyeliners you use. And whether you pick your eyeliners based on the overall look you’re trying to achieve. Please leave your comments 😊
Wishing you all a great week x