A Broad Overview of Eyeliners to Help You Pick the BEST

Overview of Eyeliners
Most people consider eyeliner application a difficult and tricky process. So, we will provide you with an overview of eyeliners to help you learn how to use them to enhance your look.
BeautiSecrets Staff
Last Updated: Aug 9, 2018
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Eyeliners are an important part of eye makeup. They are used to define and enhance your eyes, leading to bold and expressive features.
There are many people who don't know how to apply them properly. It takes a little practice to make those fine lines to define your eyes. Let us first discuss the different types of eyeliners, because each have a different technique when it comes to their application.
Types
Liquid Eyeliner
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This comes in a bottle with a separate brush. It is better to use a pointed brush with a hard tip for applying it properly. Liquid liner gives the best results when applied to the top lid. It gives you a dramatic, expressive look.
Pencil Eyeliner
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This option has become quite popular these days, as it is easier to apply, and does not smudge easily. It is available in different shades, and successfully gives you a soft and pleasant look.
Cake Eyeliner
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You have to mix these type of liners with water for application. Always hold a tissue paper near the bottom lid while using this liner on the top lid.
Nowadays, there is a new trend of using eye shadows as eyeliners, as there are a variety of colors to choose from.
Application
Black Liner Application
Applying eyeliner properly is very important, or it might spoil your look completely. It is mandatory to apply the base and the eye shadow beforehand. You should avoid wearing anything in your hand, like a bracelet or a watch, while doing so, as it might come in the way, or cause distraction.
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Make sure there is sufficient light so that it does not smudge or become crooked. Applying liquid liner is comparatively more difficult than applying a pencil one. Make a thick line on small eyes, and a thin line for big eyes.
On Top Lid
Keep your eyes open while applying liquid eyeliner. Do not make a single continuous line. Instead, make small lines on the lash line in the inner corner, in the middle, and the outer corner.
You can then connect them gradually, making a proper shaped line, according to the lash line.You can even apply a thick line, or extend the line a little more outside the outer corner of your eye, depending upon the look you want.
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Pencil eyeliner is easy to apply when it comes to applying on the top lid. Stretch your eye towards the outer corner, and then make a continuous line towards it. Make sure you apply it properly on the lash line.
To Bottom Lid
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You can make a continuous line, using a liquid eyeliner. Many women prefer using a pencil for the bottom lid. You can make small dots, then join them to make a continuous line. You can also smudge the eyeliner, making it look broader to give you a smoky look.
Eyeliner Colors
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It is very important to choose the right color to give you an utterly gorgeous look. The most important factor to be considered is your eye color, and the color of the eye shadow. Black, brown, and blue eyeliners look good on light-colored eyes, while shades of brown and plum complement dark-colored eyes.
Eye Color Shades
Green Violet, brownish pink, mauve, pink, and salmon
Blue Taupe, camel, and brown
Brown Blue, gray, plum, and slate
Black Brown, black, and plum
Thus, it might be difficult to apply eyeliner, but once you get used to the procedure, it will give you unbelievable results. Pick a color, and make your eyes look the way they have never looked before.