Putting on eyeliner might be one of the hardest things to learn and master when doing your makeup. Even experienced makeup artists still struggle to keep their eyeliners even sometimes. What more with us common folks? The type of eyeliner you will use also depends on what kind of look you are going for.
What should you consider when buying an eyeliner? What are the differences between gel, pencil, and liquid eyeliners? Are they all beginner-friendly? Are there any other things to consider? Don’t worry, we did all the research for you! Keep on reading to find out more.
Shopping for an eyeliner online might be daunting. There are just so many options! Don’t worry, we got you! We’ve put together some easy to remember and handy hints for your next eyeliner buy. We hope this guide will help you choose your eyeliner easier.
Which eyeliner you choose should depend on your comfort level when using a liner. Applying a liner is not easy, and using the wrong liner for your comfort level will make it more challenging. Whether you're a beginner or you want to experiment and try something new, there is an eyeliner out there for you!
Pencil liners can also be very versatile as you can use it to line your waterline, draw a simple line for a natural look, sharp or colorful lines for a bold look, and you can even smudge it for a smokey eye look.
Using a black pencil liner on your upper water line can give an illusion that you have fuller lashes, this is called tightlining, and using a nude pencil liner on your waterline can make your eyes look bigger and brighter.
Pencil liners are perfect for beginners who want to experiment with different kinds of looks, especially when you’re still trying to find the look best suited for your eyes and face.
The type of brush you use also can affect the end look. Using a fine brush can create a fine line resembling a flick-eye look. And a flat liner brush will create some drama in the eyes especially when you smudge the edges. Gel liners most commonly come in a pot container, so it can dry out faster compared to other formulas.
You can create different looks with gel liners, and gel liners can be quite forgiving when you make mistakes, you can just smudge the lines, and nobody will know. You can just go for a smokey look. That’s the fun of gel liners, it’s made for smudging!
However, once you’ve got the hang of it, you can create clear, dark, and sharp lines, especially when going for a dramatic winged-eye look. When choosing a liquid liner, you can choose between a brush type and a felt-tip type.
Brush liners can be tricky at first because you have to watch out for the amount of pressure that you exert while applying. Although, brush liners are best liners to use when you want to go for that pointy flick-winged-eye look.
Felt-tip liquid liners, on the other hand, can feel like you’re just using a pen. So this can feel like you’re using a pencil liner, but darker and not as easy to maneuver. However, it's still relatively easy to get used to.
Whether a brush liquid liner or a felt-tip liner, since these are liquids, you have to give them some time to dry before applying another layer or product.
Brown and gray eyeliners are good practice colors when trying out new looks and techniques since they are more forgiving than and not as noticeable as black liners. Green eyes work well with reddish liner tones as well as violets and purples, while blue eyes complement well with gold and rusty-colored liners.
As for us Filipinos, who have mostly brown and black eyes, you can go bold with bright blues, or keep it simple with black and navy. For those with hazel eyes, you can use rich earth tones or green tones to bring out the different shades in your eyes.
For people who just want to experiment, don’t be afraid to use bold colors to complement your eyeshadow looks. Remember, makeup is an art form so just feel free to experiment and use whatever color you want to express yourself with!
When you've applied that perfectly sharp eyeliner, you wouldn't want it to come running down your face after the day is done. You'd want something that will last you from day to night. With the humid climate of the Philippines, some liners are easy to smudge and come off from sweating.
When looking for an eyeliner, look for something waterproof and smudge-proof to keep your eyeliner staying on fleek as you go on with your day and with no worries, even if you sweat or go on a swim.
However, a non-waterproof eyeliner can also be helpful for beginners who are still practicing, as you can just easily wash or wipe your mistakes away. Just keep in mind that your eyeliner is likely to smudge throughout the day and might move around your skin.
Here are our top 10 recommendations for the best eyeliners you can buy online in the Philippines.
|Best for Achieving||Sharp Lines|
|Color||Brown Black, Super Black, Deep Brown|
|Best for Achieving||Dramatic Eye Look|
|Color||Black, Also available in 4 other colors|
|Best for Achieving||Precise Lines, Winged look|
|Best for Achieving||Smudgy, Smokey Looks|
|Type||Gel Eye Crayon|
|Best for Achieving||Bigger Eyes|
|Color||Nude(ist), Also available in 13 other colors|
|Best for Achieving||Dramatic Winged looks|
|Type||Gel Pencil + Liquid(Felt-Tip)|
|Best for Achieving||Winged, Natural Looks|
|Color||Perfect Black, Chic Brown|
|Best for Achieving||Bold Lines|
|Color||Trooper (Black), Also available in 2 other colors|
|Best for Achieving||Soft Smokey Looks|
|Color||Maple, Also available in 2 other colors|
|Best for Achieving||Intense Dramatic Looks|
|Color||Black (comes in 30+ other colors)|
Marc Jacobs Beauty
KVD Vegan Beauty
1Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner 24H WP
LA Girl Gel Liner
Hypersharp Laser Liquid Pen Eyeliner - Black [Ultra Precise]
Kohl Pencil Eyeliner
Fineliner Ultra Skinny Gel Eye Crayon
Flick Kit Liquid + Gel Eyeliner
Long-Lasting Gel Eyeliner in Maple
AMC Eyeliner Gel #77
|Features||A True Waterproof Eyeliner ...||From Subtle to Dramatic Rea...||An Everyday Liner for Thin ...||Soft, Creamy Liner For Smok...||An Ultra-Skinny Liner to Ma...||A Budget-Friendly Bold and ...||A Double-Ended Liner With V...||Ultra-Rich Blackest Black L...||Switch it Up With This Liner||One-Swipe to Rule Them All|
|Type||Liquid (Felt-Tip)||Gel||Liquid (Felt-Tip)||Pencil||Gel Eye Crayon||Liquid (Felt-Tip)||Gel Pencil + Liquid(Felt-Tip)||Liquid (Felt-Tip)||Gel Pencil||Gel|
|Best for Achieving||Sharp Lines||Dramatic Eye Look||Precise Lines, Winged look||Smudgy, Smokey Looks||Bigger Eyes||Dramatic Winged looks||Winged, Natural Looks||Bold Lines||Soft Smokey Looks||Intense Dramatic Looks|
|Color||Brown Black, Super Black, Deep Brown||Black, Also available in 4 other colors||Black||Black||Nude(ist), Also available in 13 other colors||Black||Perfect Black, Chic Brown||Trooper (Black), Also available in 2 other colors||Maple, Also available in 2 other colors||Black (comes in 30+ other colors)|
Here are some of our tips to help you apply that perfect eyeliner look. Keep on reading to find out our secrets!
Remember to start on the outer part of the eye, working your way in. It may feel awkward at first, but it gives you control over how much of your eye you want to line and end the lines where you want them to end.
This is just like those connect the dots to make a picture, but you’re making your winged liner look. Drawing on dots can make it easier for you to trace the lines, and then just fill it in. This will make the eyeliner process less frustrating and intimidating.
You can also try doing it with dashes. Just mark where you want your liner to start and end, as well as the midpoint. Start practicing with this method and you'll apply your liner like a pro in no time!
Just grab a cotton swab or a fine brush and go over your mistake! Make sure your eyeliner is fully dry, though, as it might just make it messier when using both wet products.
However, keep in mind that when using a makeup remover, it's better if the eyeliner is still wet, unlike when using a concealer. It also might remove any eye makeup you've applied underneath the eyeliner, so keep that in mind and erase away!
Here are some more makeup recommendations to help you experiment and complete your makeup collection!
Eyeliners can definitely make or break our makeup looks. So you have to choose your eyeliner carefully. Hopefully, our guide and recommendations helped you choose the perfect eyeliner for you. We hope our tips also made it easier for you to be more confident when applying your eyeliner. Thanks for reading and we hope that the wings of your eyeliner will always be even!
Author: Rie Niijima
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