Girl, we don’t need to tell you twice just how important eyeliner is. From a smouldering cat eye to simply defining your eyes, eyeliner is the most basic makeup move, but has the power to help us feel more prepared to take on the world. But with so many different types out there, we don’t blame you for being confused. We give you this handy guide of the different types of eyeliners – liquid, gel, pens and kohl and compare their pros and cons to help you find your eyeliner soulmate.
1. Liquid Eyeliner
This is the queen of eyeliners in terms of bold, well-defined and full-on sexy. Liquid liners are made for fully-blown accentuation and are not to be taken light-heartedly. They should be your go-to for those perfect Cleopatra eyes and are perfect for when you want to go all out.Pros:
Provides well-defined lines.
Help eyelashes look thicker and more dramatic.
Perfect for cat eyes and dramatic looks.
They are highly pigmented, for a super dark, long-staying effect.
It doesn’t smudge once dry.
Difficult to apply. Liquid liners take nerves of steel and a super steady hand. Don’t worry, it’ll happen with practice.
It is meant for well-defined lines. You can’t do a shaded or smoky effect with it.
Errors are less-forgiving. A shaky line or any kind of mistake will require you to wipe it all off and begin again. You can’t simply smudge off a mistake.
It’s not for beginners. It takes practice and patience to ace using liquid liners. But when you do, they’re amazing.