Monday, October 4, 2010

Rambles: Eye liner

I would've liked to actually have a look for you today, being as it is kind of my first, real post.

Alas, I woke up later than I wanted, and had to do a bit of rushing out the door. Since I look like crap today, we'll just have a bit of a discussion post.

My favorite type of makeup is eye makeup. I'm an eyeshadow junkie. I probably own more eye shadows than is necessary, and I'm already planning to buy more. (Mac's Venomous Villains collection, anyone?) I've gotten a better grasp of blending eye shadow colors and creating looks, but one thing has eluded me: eye liner.

Don't get me wrong. I love eye liner. It makes my eyes seem much bigger, and can be a great enhancement to your look. I'm just... not very good at it.
I'm thinking it's my tools. I currently own two different kinds of eye liner: eye liner pencils, and ONE black liquid liner.
As you can see, the majority of my collection is Urban Decay, thanks to their 24/7 Collection, (which is no longer available, but they are offering the awesome 24/7 Jackpot collection), and their Book of Shadows palettes. I also have some Mary Kay, and a few other brands that I bought mainly for the color.

I love the wing style of eye liner, where is a very defined "wing" of eyeliner. I can't seem to master it. Almost all of the tutorials I've viewed on the subject recommend following the line of your lower lash out, and then defining from there. It just looks very weird to me when I try it.
And then I discovered... cream/gel eye liners. These I think I can work with.
The majority of cream/gel eye liners are basically pots of color, that you can apply with a brush, like this Sonia Kashuk Bent Eyeliner Brush, or the Mac 209 Eyeliner brush. I recently viewed a tutorial using the Bent Eyeliner brush, and I'm like hmm!

So, my fellow make up lovers.. what's your go to eye liner applying method? What do you like to use? Tips/tricks/comments are all appreciated!


Tiger Puppet said...

I just use normal eyeliner pencil. I try to buy other colors but they never work, and I always go back to black. Liquid eyeliner i refuse to touch. it's too complicated.

heyitsnelle said...

Im the same way, but somehow, eyeliner many of the times leaves my eyes looking smaller without the right mascara.