Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Open Your Eyes To The Magic Of Eyeliner

If you are going to put on makeup, you have to make sure that what you are applying is complimenting your looks and making you more beautiful. There is really no point in spending time to apply makeup if it will just ruin your pretty face.

One makeup that a lot of women don't know how to handle is the eyeliner. Just look around you and you will see that many women look fiercer, out of style, or simply untidy whenever they use eyeliner. Do not commit the same mistakes that these women are guilty of; read on and learn how to use this makeup accessory more effectively.

Types of Eyeliner


The most popular type of eyeliner is the pencil. You probably have seen and used this one. The pencil eyeliner is very easy to use and quite versatile. You can use this practically for any occasion. Just be sure to choose a soft eye pencil, especially if you are just starting to learn how to apply a liner, because you don't want to hurt your eyes with hard-tipped pencil eyeliner.


Of all the eyeliner types, the liquid eyeliner is the most difficult to control because of its fluid consistency. You need to have a steady hand in order to achieve a flawless finish when using the liquid type because it can smudge easily. Once you have mastered its use, however, the lines created by liquid eyeliners are brighter, more pronounced and a whole lot clearer.


This is another type that is easy to use. A felt-tip liner is sort of a fusion between a liquid and pencil eyeliner. It's got the ease of application of a pencil liner and the consistency of the liquid type.


Before, only master artists know about cake eyeliners. Fortunately for women of today, the popularity of cake eyeliners has increased so there are many manufacturers who make them now. This is the best type to use if you want to have smoky eyes. If you don't want to invest in an expensive cake eyeliner, you can always use your eyeshadow to do the trick. Just make sure that you use a small brush to make things easier for you when applying lines on your eyelids.

Eyeliner Application Tips

Dozens of women apply eyeliner by pulling the outer area of their eyes. This is one mistake that you have to avoid. Not only will this practice contribute to eye wrinkles, you will also end up with jagged lines on your eyes when your skin goes back to the right position. The best way to put eyeliner is by gently pulling up the center part of your eyelid. This will give you a good view of the area and will also help in drawing a straighter line.

If you are just starting to experiment with using eyeliner, it would be best to choose a shade that is on the light side like brown for a more natural look. Leave the darker shades and kohl to makeup professionals.

Remember not to use liquid eyeliner for lining your lower eyelids. If you have to line your lower lids, it would be better to use a cake or pencil liner. If you don't want to look like you've stepped out of a 60's magazine, do not create thick lines. Not only will these make your eyes look fierce, but they will also highlight your flaws and make you look tired.

Lastly, you should remember to take care of the skin around your eyes. No amount of eyeliner or makeup tricks can conceal dark circles, fine lines and puffy eyes. To protect the health of your eye area, always remember to remove eye makeup before going to sleep. Lastly, use eye cream regularly. This will help protect this sensitive area and correct eye problems, such as eye bags, fine lines and skin discoloration.
Article Source: Janet_Martin

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