Craft an impeccable look with the perfect liner
#1 Powder Eyeliner
Using powder eye shadow as your eyeliner can achieve a more notable look than other types of liners because of its versatility. You can wet the powder shadow for a dramatic effect or use it dry for a softer look. It’s easier to fix unevenness between eyes because you can blend it with the remaining shadow on your eye. Be sure to tap excess powder off the brush before lining your eye to reduce the risk of having specks of powder eye shadow fall on your cheek or in your eye.
#2 Pencil Eyeliner
There are two types of pencil liners – one you sharpen and the other retracts. Pencil liners are the safest because they contain less harmful chemicals then other types. After applying the liner, lightly place a shadow powder in the same color on top of the liner so it will endure wear.
#3 Gel Eyeliner
A gel liner is great for hot climates or if you have oily lids because it can withstand long wear. Gel is also easy to place on the lid when using a small angular brush. Make sure to keep your eyeliner brush clean to prevent the gel from becoming hard.
#4 Liquid Eyeliner
Although liquid liner is harder to apply, with practice, it’ll result in a great finish. Look for liquid eyeliner that comes with a thin, fine-point or felt-tip “inkwell” brush for impressive results. If you make a mistake with liquid liner – wait for it to dry, remove it with a cotton swab dipped in eye-makeup remover, dab eyelid skin dry and try again.
Kajal is often confused as a liner, so we’ll include it in our listing because it still creates the same effect. Used in various parts of the world in earlier times, it’s name is derived from the Indian name for kohl. Woman used to darken their eyes by mixing ghee with soot and applying it with their fingertips. Now, Kajal is available in various forms like liquid, powder or sometimes as a pencil. Similarly to gel, it’s great for hotter climates as it’s thought to have a cooling effect.