With a good eyeliner, there is no limit to how many times and how differently you can change your appearance, with stunning results.
Although I won’t be able to give you tips on how to use an eyeliner to get a certain look, as that requires me to know what you look like, I will do my best to give you recommendations on the best eyeliner products that I have personally used.
These 5 eyeliners have been my all time favorite and I switch them up according to the look that I want to sport.
Avon Glimmersticks Eye Liner Blackest Black
This is a superb eyeliner that is also very easy to use. There is no sharpening of pencils. All you have to do is just twist the pen a little to get a new edge. The eyeliner wears and glides very smoothly and is very comfortable to use.
As the name of this eyeliner suggests, it is a very deep black that will really make your eyes pop. If you have eyes that you get complements for, this eyeliner will just double those complements as it can make your eyes look really bright and sparkly.
This eyeliner will last you an entire day, as long as you don’t exert yourself too much. Even if you do, you can easily reapply this eyeliner as you can carry it along in your purse.
E.l.f. Studio Cream Eyeliner (Black) elf
Are you an outdoorsy type that also likes to wear makeup and eyeliner. This is the perfect product for you then. This is a very durable eyeliner that will resist sweat and water.
It is also fairly smudge free and budge free, meaning that it will look pretty original even if you rub your eyes, something that we all do subconsciously, at some point in the day.
The eyeliner comes to you in a little bottle and you also get a high quality eyeliner brush, the slanted type, to apply this product. It is not as dark as the Avon eye liner that I just talked to you about although it is definitely black enough to highlight your eyes quite well.
Maybelline Lasting Drama by EyeStudio Gel Eyeliner
This is actually one of the first products that I tried. I went with it as I wanted something safe that a big brand like Maybelline could offer. I was not disappointed at all.
This is a gel based eyeliner that you will need to apply with the brush that they provide. You can easily control the intensity that this product will provide by taking on as much of the product as you want in the brush.
After using it, just use a clean napkin or tissue to wipe the brush and it will get cleaned very well. This eye liner can hold for as long as 24 hours. If you are heading out for one of those long parties, this the product that you must have.
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
This is one of the most easiest eyeliners that I have used. This is a pen type liner that does not need sharpening or any kind of maintenance. The liquid in the pen glides on to your eyelashes very smoothly.
I prefer this eyeliner when I really want to be intricate with the look of my eyes. The fine tip of the pen always allows me to sort of accent my eyes, with light and dark shades.
You can’t really do that with brush based liners or pencil shaped liners unless you have some mad skills. The liquid ink can last an entire day of normal wear. The black is pretty intense. It is not the blackest of blacks although it is pretty dark.
Shany Mark It Black – Water Based Eye Liner
I like this product because it is very easy to hold. Unlike the other eyeliner pens that can be very thin and rather uncomfortable to hold, this one is pretty thick. It uses a soft tip to deliver liquid that will stay on for a fairly long time.
The tip is designed in such a way that you can use it for both fine lines as well as pretty bold smudges, if you really want to go heavy. All you have to do is vary the pressure accordingly.
The soft tip makes it a very comfortable pen to use. The liner comes to you in a handy case, a small plastic box that will protect it in your handbag. I have always bought all my eye liners, along with all my other makeup products at Amazon.com.
Shopping there is so convenient as they are such a huge and well regulated marketplace. The most impressive thing about Amazon is their customer service and their iron clad payment processing system.
If the seller doesn’t fulfill their obligations at any time, you will be refunded your money in full. However, I am yet to come across a situation where I can demand my money back. I have always got the products that I ordered on time, the way I wanted it. The prices are very, very competitive as well.
How to mix eyeliner with other makeup?
When using an eyeliner, you must always use it at the end, just before you head out. As a general rule of thumb, apply the eye shadow base cream first. You also don’t have to use the eye shadow cream if you don’t want to.
You can use the eye shadow directly if you wish. Once you are done with the eye shadow, use the eye brow pencil. Then and only then should you use the eyeliner of your choice. It can be a gel type, pencil type or pen type.
Gel and pen types are usually easy to use although fine tip pencil eyeliners will allow you to give you a lot of precision when you want to accentuate your eyes in a very natural and subtle fashion.
Eyeliners to avoid
First of all, you must know that most commercial eyeliners are very safe to use. The ones suggested above are currently being used by millions of girls around the world. However, it is very important to remember that the eyeliner needs to be worn below the waterline.
Wearing it over the waterline can irritate the eyes and even possibly infect it, if you are using really cheap eyeliner. Avoid the cheap eyeliners if you can as they have known to smudge and irritate the eyes.
It is also very important that you don’t share your eyeliner with anyone as infections in the eye, like conjunctivitis, can easily spread from one person to another when they share an eyeliner. When you go to a salon to get eyeliner applied, make sure that the beautician sharpens the eyeliner pencil or uses a clean brush to apply gel.
If it is a pen based eyeliner, ask them to blot out a few drops on a dry tissue before allowing it to be applied on your eye lashes.