Eyeliner is a much loved and desired cosmetic that can give you a more lifted and iconic look. It’s not easy to use and is often the cause of last-minute makeup removal. How to learn how to apply it perfectly? Read on to find out all the methods and products to apply eyeliner, even if you’re a beginner!
Eyeliner: which one to choose according to your skills and needs
Pen, gel, felt, bristle: there is not just one type of eyeliner! To choose the right product for you, you need to think about your needs and your skills. Think also about the effect you want to achieve and the type of product you have purchased. For example, pen eyeliners are often blacker and more matt than brush eyeliners. You also need to practice a lot: only by trying every day, making mistakes and corrections, will you be able to achieve the perfect eyeliner line!
Eyeliner with applicator: who it is suitable for
When we think of eyeliner, we think of eyeliner with an ultra thin brush applicator. Perfect for making super-thin lines, framing the eye with the tightlinerand pigtails for the foxy eye trend. It requires a lot of praticse and a steady hand, which is why it is suitable for more experienced people. It allows you to make very fine lines, which are can be prone to flickering and smudging if your hand is not very steady.
Pen eyeliner: who it is suitable for
The easiest eyeliner to use is definitely the pen eyeliner. You can find it either with a single felt bristle or with several bristles. It is held like a writing pen and this is already an advantage: the grip is solid and the gesture is almost habitual.
Most products on the market provide a defined, super-black stroke, perfect for simple looks or graphic, precision makeup. It is suitable for everyone, but especially for those who are approaching the world of eyeliner for the first time and want a product that is easy to use. Its shape also allows for an easy application of the product that facilitates the shape of the eyeliner, which can be enlarged depending on how you are going to place the pen on the eye. Perfect for making an alluring cat eye.
Gel eyeliner: who it is suitable for
Gel eyeliner is a product that is always present in the kits of the most famous makeup artists: usually waterproof and extremely long-lasting, it adapts to small details, the simplest looks and the most intricate ones. The difference is all in the brush you choose to apply the product, whether it’s more angled to make it easier to shape the tail, or more elongated, to make the details and finer lines at the eye line. It’s a perfect product for those who are already familiar with eye makeup and using brushes.
How to apply eyeliner if you are a beginner: all the tricks to help you in a better application
Now that we’ve covered the types of eyeliners and their characteristics, we can delve into the actual application of the product. Never mind the videos where they apply it in one stroke, flawless and perfect. We will now see all the methods and tricks to apply eyeliner to perfection in just a few steps.
Whether you chose to use a pen, brush or gel eyeliner, the steps are always the same:
- First make sure you have a mirror at the right height in front of you, and a countertop. Pick up the product, making sure there is no excess and outline your lash line subtly, proceeding in small, close strokes. There is no need to pull the side of your eye to the extreme or you risk distorting the eyeliner line you are making.
- You may decide to help yourself with a piece of scotch tape placed firmly to the side of your eye, so that it goes to create a small diagonal. Follow that diagonal and draw a line to join the end of your eye. If you prefer not to use tape, place a pen so that it starts at your nose and traces a diagonal with your eye, almost forming a triangle with your nose. Draw a small line following the diagonal you just created at the end of your eye.
- Now you need to complete your line. Trace small strokes that run diagonally down to just before the inside corner and then join them, coloring the inside and being careful not to leave any gaps. Always start with a fine line – there’s always time to fatten up your eyeliner.
- To correct any smudges and mistakes, arm yourself with a cotton swab soaked in micellar water and wipe off the form when the product has dried. Now all you have to do is apply lots of mascara and even a couple of false eyelashes, and you’re done!