STARTING OFF: EYELINER

Hello again Beauties 🙂

Welcome back to another starting off post. I cant believe we are at week 7 and nearer to the end of this project already. Its been so great to be a part of this with lots of other fantastic bloggers. My Tuesdays wont be the same when its over.

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The starting off introduction

Week 1: Skincare

Week 2: Concealer

Week 3: Foundation

Week 4: Bronzer

Week 5: Blusher

Week 6: Mascara

So lets get into tonight’s post, Eyeliner where do we begin …

you can make so many differences to a look using eyeliner. you can change the shape of the eye, widen and lengthen them. as well as adding some drama to an evening look. the possibilities are endless. so what types of eyeliners are there?

Pen Liners

Pen Liners are my favorite for doing winged liner, they are so easy to work with. They resemble felt tip pens and come in different thicknesses, I find the formula so easy and mess free, and the staying power is definitely better than other formulas.

Liquid Liners

Liquid liners are probably my least favorite liner to work with, I find them really messy as well as difficult to move over un-stretched skin.

Pencil Liners

weave all got at least one pencil liner right? they are so versatile and can really add some depth to a look. They can sit in the waterline, on the lid or just under the lash line. each way creates a different look.

Gel Liner

Gel liners are used with brushes, there consistency is very similar to pencil liners once applied however they are of course less thick. they are nice to work with however there staying power isn’t as great in my experience as pen liners.

I thought I’d run through a few of the different ways I like to wear eyeliner, i hope you find this useful 🙂 So of course we start off with a naked eye (normally I would apply mascara after eyeliner but for the purpose of this post I did it before)

My most used and probably the easiest way of applying pencil eyeliner is just running it along the lower waterline. Once done, it will look something like the below:

you can also apply the pencil liner to the upper waterline. This can be really uncomfortable and tickles like crazy haha but it really adds depth to the eye. I also think it opens up the eyes a lot.
you can also continue the eyeliner right into the tear duct. This really frames the eye and can quite often make it appear smaller, longer and sometimes completly change the shape. But it can really complete certain looks.
 Moving onto how I like to wear the pen liners. You can just apply this to the upper lid along the lash line to create a darker more defined eye, like below.
Or you can add a wing to this. you will see from the below that I also added some pen liner to the inner corner to create a sharper line. This also makes the eye appear longer.
I really love the way this looks on its own, but also think it looks amazing with a dark smokey eye.
Whats your favorite way to wear eyeliner, and which type do you prefer?
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Hope you have a lovely evening 🙂
Sophie xxx
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24 Comments

  1. October 8, 2013 / 5:16 pm

    great post! I like how you included eye demonstrations and variety of different eye liners!x

  2. Louise Oats
    October 8, 2013 / 5:31 pm

    Brilliant post dear, love it 🙂 xx

    Kinderhealthandbeauty.bLogspot.co.uK

  3. Emily Whitehead
    October 8, 2013 / 5:42 pm

    Love this post!! So jealous of how well you can apply eyeliner. I'm yet to master a super thin line.

    Love Em xx
    What Em Loves

  4. October 8, 2013 / 5:55 pm

    Your eyeliner looks lovely in the pics, especially the last one. I am big fan of bold eyeliner.

    Hayley – Teapartybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    x

  5. October 8, 2013 / 6:12 pm

    Thank you! really enjoyed yours too x

  6. October 8, 2013 / 6:18 pm

    Definitely practice makes perfect with that one, It took me what seemed like forever to master it!! x

  7. October 8, 2013 / 6:48 pm

    You're eyeliner is so neat!

  8. October 8, 2013 / 7:59 pm

    Took lots of practice 🙂 xx

  9. October 8, 2013 / 8:02 pm

    I know its amazing how you learn things and then never think about it once you know how 🙂

    xx

  10. October 8, 2013 / 8:22 pm

    Great post your flick is amazingly perfect!!

    Clare xoxo

    budgetbeautyhealth.blogspot.co.uk

  11. October 8, 2013 / 9:05 pm

    I love using gel and pencil liners, to me they are the best!!

  12. October 9, 2013 / 4:38 pm

    Loved this hun – such a fab post!!
    Loved the way you showed the different ways you can wear liner!
    Lianne | TheBrunetteSays…

  13. October 10, 2013 / 6:37 am

    Brilliant post! 😀 I'm one of these people who hates leaving the house without eyeliner 😛 I only use gel and pen but I want to expand and experiment with different formulas and brands 🙂
    Maddy xxx

    http://www.crystaltipsrandomblog.blogspot.com

  14. October 15, 2013 / 4:09 pm

    Thanks so much! I loved your post also 🙂 xx

  15. October 15, 2013 / 4:10 pm

    Thank you 🙂 a lot of practice… and I mess up all the time xxx

  16. October 15, 2013 / 4:10 pm

    I Love pencil liners, however I think I need a new brush to use the gel and id get on with it better 🙂 xx

  17. October 15, 2013 / 4:11 pm

    Thanks Lianne 🙂 I loved your post too xxx

  18. October 15, 2013 / 4:12 pm

    Thank you 🙂 Me too I'm sure there are so many more out there xxx

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