Eyeliners for Natural to Dramatic Look



If I were stuck on an island and I was given the choice to bring one make up item with me, it would be an eye liner. Wouldn’t you? Eyeliners are the quickest way to make any eyes look defined or sexy. Despite that, eyeliners can be tricky to work with and sometimes we end up with raccoon eyes. Whether you are an au natural girl or a smoky eyed city girl, I will list some tips, looks and some of most appraised eyeliners to make your life easier.
The Look:
Super natural
Skip the eyeliner. Use a black or dark brown eye shadow with an angled eyeliner brush, smudge it along your lash line for a barely there look. Finish off with a coat of mascara. To intensify and prolong the shadow, wet the brush before application.
My product recommendations:
Lancome color design eye shadow in new black
Clinique color surge eye shadow in color surge
Revlon Color stay 12 Hr Shadow in Sterling Rose (dark gray color)


The Look:
Natural
Use a pencil eye liner. For a smoky and more natural look, a khol works better than a wax or cream based eyeliner but keep in mind that the khol may not be as long wearing. When using a pencil eyeliner, use short strokes and keep it at the base of the lash line. To prolong the wear of a pencil liner, set the line using an angle brush with eye shadow of the same color over the line.
My product recommendations:
Gosh or Bourjois Kohl
Lancome le stylo waterproof eyeliner in black
Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in point zero


The Look:
Dramatic
Liquid or gel liners will give you the definition for va va voom eyes in an instant. They tend to stay on longer but also require some practice. Before using it, practice drawing several straight lines on the back of your hand. Keep a q-tip by your side in case of mess ups. Use short strokes again and for an extra kick, add a wing at the end of each line.
My product recommendations:
Lancome art liner in black
Loreal Linear Intense liquid liner
Maybelline liquid works liner (waterproof)
Bobbi Brown gel liner
Shiseido the makeup fine liquid liner

To learn how to make your eyes look bigger and brighter with eyeliner, read my post on How to Make Eyes Look Bigger and Brighter . 

2 comments:

  1. i love the dramatic look doing cat eye liner...

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  2. Thanks Shopcoholic. Me too. I do that almost everyday:)

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