Monday, July 20, 2009

GIRLY MONDAYS by jasmine schoch

Eyeliner Etiquette

Not all eyeliners are created equal; there are several things that you have to think about when you are purchasing eyeliner.  When you are purchasing your eyeliner you should think about things like the shape of your eyes, the weather, and the color of your eyes. While you are in the cosmetic aisle of your drugstore you will have to decide what type of eyeliner you want to use. Before you can even decide on the color of eyeliner you want, you need to decide if you want to use liquid eyeliner, a soft tipped eyeliner pencil, a felt tipped eyeliner, or a cake eyeliner.

Types of Eyeliners

If you have never used eyeliner before you should probably select a soft tipped eyeliner pencil. The pencils are easy to use and won’t smear as easily as the other types of eyeliners. One of the things that you can do to make using pencil eyeliner easier is to place it in your refrigerator before you try to sharpen it. Chilling the pencil first will prevent the pencil eyeliner from breaking.

Traditionally cake eyeliners were only used by professional makeup artist, but recently the cosmetic companies have noticed that an increasing number of woman have started adding the cake eyeliners to their own cosmetic cases.

Liquid eyeliners are a wonderful choice in eyeliner when you are getting ready to go out for the evening. The liquid eyeliner usually has more of a shimmering quality than the other types of liquid which draws even more attention to your eyes while also making them appear brighter, and full of energy.

Felt tipped eyeliners are easy to use. After using a felt tipped eyeliner you will be pleased with the bold outline along your lash line.

Using Your Eyeliner

When you are using your eyeliner pencil to outline your eyes you need to remember that the skin you are drawing on is extremely delicate. Make sure that you are very careful. Remember that your eyeliner should just glide across your eyelid; you shouldn’t have to exert any pressure at all.

A common mistake many novices make when they are applying their eyeliner, is assuming that they make one long stroke along their lash line. The best way to apply eyeliner is with short feathery strokes.


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