Eyeliner Buying Guide
Types of Eyeliner
• Keep your brushes and tools clean
• Practice makes perfect! Practice applying the style you want
• Always remove your makeup before going to bed
• Make blue eyes pop with brown or bronze liners
• Make green eyes dazzle with violet liners
• Bring out brown eyes with dark blue, plum, and green liners
• Enhance dark brown eyes with black or navy blue liners
A little shimmer in eyeliner can go a long way. These types of eyeliners can be subtle, with small flecks that reflect light, or bold with big glitter that really pops. If you want to add a little glitter to your daytime look, it’s best to stick to subtle eyeliners that simply add shine, as glitter can be overpowering in bright light. Heavier shimmer is better suited to evening makeup, like for semi-formal or formal events, where lighting will be softer and the glitter won’t overpower your makeup.
Some eyeliners are made to stay perfectly in place, and others are made to smudge and blend. A little bit of smudge can be just right for softer daytime makeup, and a heavier smudge creates a sultry style that’s perfect for evening events. You can get this look by using cream or gel liners, or by using a pencil liner that you gently smudge with your finger, a cotton swab, or an eyeliner brush. Some pencils are specially formulated for smudging, with a small sponge on one end to help you easily build colour and blend.
If you need your eyeliner to last from day to night without fear of smudging or budging, reach for a waterproof formula. Waterproof eyeliners are made to withstand humidity and moisture without flaking or running, so you can be confident that you won’t have raccoon eyes halfway through your day. Waterproof eyeliners might not withstand swimming or bathing, but a few tears at a wedding or an unexpected rain won’t ruin your look. Be sure to remove your makeup at the end of the day with eye makeup remover, or cleanser and water.
Almost like magic, your eyeliner will always be on point if it’s self-sharpening. These types of eyeliners have built-in sharpeners so that every time you twist up, the eyeliner is automatically sharpened. Not only is it convenient, but it also helps to keep your eyeliner clean as bacteria are sharpened away.
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