Regardless of how many times I try, Eye lining is something I can’t quite grasp 100%. It’s a little hit & miss with me. Now when I say hit and miss I mean one eye always comes out perfect and the other far from it. 😒 it doesn’t put me off of wearing it though I might add.
I’ve been through the stage of buying different liner pencils, pens, liners with brushes attached etc thinking that all these things will do the job when They really didn’t work for me at all.
Pencil liners-Eyeko, Provoc, Rimmel, Bobbi brown, HD brows, Maybelline, Avon, The body shop, Famous by Sue Moxley, Cynthia Rowley, Laura Mercier, Lancôme & Urban decay. Gel & liquid liners- Illamasqua, sleek, Rimmel, Front cover & Mac
For me the two easiest ways I’ve found are:
1. Gel liners! I really like the illamasqua precision gel liner. (The brown comes in handy to fill in brows too!)
Gels give you that little extra time to play and perfect the look you are going for. Or in my case give you more time to hate what you’ve done,wipe away and start over before it dries and you end up resembling Marilyn Manson!
2. Eyeshadow! I often use a highly pigmented black eyeshadow (I use urban decay blackout from my naked 2 palette) with a push liner brush (my fave is the a mac 212) it gives the same definition to the eyes but with a slightly softer look. I find it can look less harsh on mature skins. However if, like me- you aren’t that confident with a liquid you can build the look you want with powder and then use a gel/liquid over the top to darken it & boost staying power.
I do occasionally use a pencil on my waterline. Urban decay 24-7 glide on eye pencil is a favourite of mine for that. And I’ve also recently discovered Provoc semi permanent gel eyeliners which come in pencil form (pictured above & below)These are also a joy to use, they glide on beautifully. Shown below
I purchased shades 65 & 66. They are both beautiful used as a highlight on the brow bone and also on the inner corner of the eyes. They really brighten up my eye area and they don’t budge! So I think they are definitely worth a mention.
Do you have a favourite or is there one you’d like to recommend? Let me know in the comments
See you tomorrow!
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