Now a liquid liner from your eyeshadow!
You can actually make your own liquid liner by mixing loose eyeshadow powder with some water. Mix them to form a thin paste after which by using a clean brush, you can line your eyes.
Eye makeup is incomplete without applying an eyeliner. Many prefer a pencil liner to liquid liner, as it is easy to apply and also comparatively inexpensive. However, it is difficult to judge a clear winner between the two. But, once you learn the technique of applying a liquid eyeliner, you will see how it imparts a dramatic look to the lash line, and it will instantly become your favorite. Also, regardless of whether you choose a pencil or a liner, it is important you buy the best product. Remember, eyes are the most delicate organs, so it is important that you treat them with care. If you are a fan of liquid eyeliners or new to liquid eyeliner use, there are innumerable cosmetic brands vying for every girl's attention, with each claiming to make the best liquid eyeliner. Hence, it can be a daunting as well as an overwhelming experience if you don't have an idea on what you exactly need.
The following is a compilation of some of the best products that have been tried and tested the world over.
Maybelline Ultra Liner Waterproof Liquid Liner
It is waterproof, long-lasting, and extremely easy to apply. Its USP is the precision brush that ensures perfect application of the liner. Since it is waterproof, it stays on all day long, can be used in humid climatic conditions, and doesn't smear or smudge either. Available in basic colors like black, brown, slate, and taupe, its only disadvantage is cleaning it up. You will need a good eye makeup remover to remove all traces of this long-lasting eyeliner.
MAC Liquidlast Liner
Say bye-bye to flaking, smudging, and smearing, and say hello to non-fussy, long-lasting, and well-defined eye makeup with this liquid eyeliner. For those who need to keep their sharpness and good looks on throughout the day, but don't have the time to keep checking up on their makeup every two hours, this is the product you can easily bank on.
Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eye Liner
Miss Shaky Hands, looks like you and this easy-to-apply eyeliner are just made for each other. Its applicator brush has a tip which is so foolproof that you can never go wrong with the perfect application of the liner over your eyes. This coupled with intense results makes it an instant favorite among girls and women alike.
Bourjois Liquid Eyeliner - Liner Parfait
This eyeliner is loaded with qualities. Not just limited to black, it is available in a range of colors like brown, purple, green, and blue. Many also swear by its staying power and have gone on record to say that it holds up without smudging or creasing for at least 12 hours on an average. Neither too runny, nor too thick, the ink of this liner is just the right consistency, making it all the more preferred.
Christian Dior Style Liner - Intense Liquid Eyeliner
Simple yet beautiful, easy to apply, one-stroke-magic, dries swiftly, smudge-free-precision, and an overall perfection are qualities that make it another favorite among the ladies. Its fine-point applicator brush allows you to create a subtle look characterized by thin lines or a bold look defined by thick and intense lines.
L'Oréal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner
Tested and approved by ophthalmologists, allowed for use by girls who use contact lenses, free of any fragrances, and safe for sensitive eyes, these qualities make this eyeliner the most trusted among the lot. It, of course, is easy to apply and extremely long-lasting. It lasts up to 8 hours without fading and comes with an applicator brush that has a flexible felt tip. So far, carbon black is the most loved and fastest-selling color that has the ability to create an intense cat eye effect. The adjustable application also makes it easy to get an understated look, so you get two features with one eyeliner.
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner
Since its brush has a pointed felt tip, the application process becomes easy and smooth. This allows you to draw both thin and thick lines. The positive qualities of this eyeliner is that it doesn't crack, doesn't run, and it is long-lasting. But, the best part is that it is easy to remove, so it is highly recommended for those who wear contact lenses.
Factors to Consider
Make sure that the eyeliner that you choose, ticks all the boxes with respect to the qualities mentioned below.
Cost does matter, but when it comes to choosing between an expensive eyeliner that suits your eyes and an inexpensive, but low-quality eyeliner that could cause potential damage to your eyes, obviously you should always choose the former. Remember, you are dealing with your delicate eyes here.
The color of the eyeliner should match and complement the color and tone of your skin. It should enhance your beauty by lighting up your eyes. Black and brown are always the safest options and can be used to style casual looks. But, if you are in a mood for adventure or experimentation, then you can opt for blue, green, and even white.
Factors like the frequency with which you will use it, the climate in which you will use it, and whether you want a waterproof eyeliner or otherwise, will affect your decision of buying the perfect product. In warm humid months, it is always better to buy a waterproof eyeliner to prevent it from smudging around the eyes and spoiling the look.
You also need to decide whether you need a simple matte finish eyeliner or something that has glitter or shimmer.
Put quality first, always. Next, give importance to what suits you best. Stores provide the flexibility of trying their products before you decide to buy them. Use this facility and select the one that's easy to apply and also has more shelf life. Don't forget to always check the expiry date.