My favorite eyeliner is the Bobbi Brown Gel eyeliner. It is the best I’ve ever used and it lasts all day. I mentioned previously that I use a short angled brush as an eyeliner brush. This is a picture of the said brush.
I like using this brush because it has short but firm bristles and its angled which makes it easier for me to use. It is an unbranded brush I bought from a local beauty supplies shop for RM8 and has withstood many washings with no problems. So its true that cheap can sometimes be good!
Anyway, I put together a little picture tutorial on how I use the gel eyeliner.
If you can’t view pictures, or if it isn’t loading, this is how I apply my gel eyeliner:-
- Lift the corner of the eye gently. Don’t tug hard on it unless you want to add wrinkles prematurely!
- Load up your eyeliner brush with the gel eyeliner and start drawing a line from the inner eye keeping as close to the lash line as possible. I usually hold up the corner of my eye as I find its faster and more effective this way.
- Draw the line right to the end of the eye. I like to flick it upwards slightly at the end but if you prefer something more natural, then let it taper off where your eye naturally ends.
- That’s it!
The last picture isn’t very clear but there is a difference when I use eyeliner and when I do not. When I use eyeliner, my eyes look more defined and larger than when I don’t. I only use eyeliner on the upper lid because I never mastered the art of drawing on my lower lid and because the few times I’d had it done, I did not like the look.
I use the same technique when using pencil eyeliners. However, as most pencil eyeliners tend to smudge on me throughout the day, I have more or less switched fully to using the Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner for my everyday lining. No other gel liner comes close for me! I tried the Kate gel liner but it tended to smudge too and had a horrid chemical smell.
I’m going to try a new technique soon using powder eyeshadow after a tip off from a friend. I’ll write about my trial and experience soon!
Do you have a tip for applying eyeliner? Do share in a comment below.