Now I won't lie to you guys, I'm shocked to be writing this post. You might wonder 'it's just eyeliner, what's so wrong with that?' A couple of months ago...I had only ever used one type, one brand of 'everyday' eyeliner. Since the dawn of time I have only ever used Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Eyeliner. Last month I kinda went a bit crazy and snapped up a lot of new eyeliner types to try, after all 'how do you know you don't like it if you've never tried it?' In this post I decided to talk about different eyeliner types, favourite product for each, and how I feel about them.
I feel that kohl eyeliners are like the 'basic' form and that everyone kind of learns from there. Growing up I found that the majority I tried were hard and sore to try on my skin, making me not want to put them anywhere near my eyes (obviously cheaper products as I was young). That mentality continued as I got older, and I still sort of feel that today.
It's great for smudging along the lash line or all over the lid for a wash of colour, which is fine. I prefer for my liner to be a lot more precise and give a clean line. Maybe I've still not worked it out, or maybe it's just never going to be my thing. I reach the most for bareMinerals Round the Clock Waterproof Eyeliner in 5pm, which is a bit easier to use than a normal pencil.
When I first started having to apply stage makeup, liquid liner was the type I chose. That is probably why I'm most proficient at at when compared to the other types. Still my most favourite form of eyeliner, hands down! It's precise, clean, and so easy to use. I took me a while to realise that I preferred the liquid liners that include the brush tips to the ones that are pencil like.
I use this liner to create big dramatic flicks to my eyes due to the precision. I always use my Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Eyeliner as it ticks all my boxes.
This is one of the newer eyeliners that I have just tried. I rate it as being a somewhat better form of a kohl liner. It is just a bit easier to use, but it also gives neater lines.
I use this eyeliner if I am going for a very natural look due to the thin line it creates. I picked up the Barry M Blink which seems it be working well.
The newest eyeliner that I have tried of all of the others. I like the consistency; the precision and how easy it is to apply. I fell like this allows for the best application and most amount of 'freedom'. My only problem thus far is that some brands of gel liner melt around my eyes. I have watery eyes, especially when I have my contacts in, which causes a muddiness to form under the outer corner.
I'm stuck between MAC Little Black Bow (which is limited editon) and Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner as my favourites. Both are easy to apply, but Little Black Bow has the longest lasting time.
Out of all types, which do you prefer and why?
Louise x x