Thursday, February 11, 2010

The miracle of eyeliner!!

An eyeliner is applied around the contours of the eye to create a variety of aesthetic illusions. Depending on its texture, eyeliners can be softly smudged or clearly defined. There are four main formulas available on the market, and each produces a different effect:

1. Liquid eyeliner is an opaque liquid that usually comes in a small bottle and is applied with a tiny brush or felt applicator. It creates a sharp, precise line.

2. Powder-based eye pencil is eyeliner in a wood pencil. It is generally available in dark matte shades.

3. Wax-based eye pencils are softer pencils and contain waxes that ease application. They come in a wide variety of intense colours as well as paler shades such as white or beige. Wax-based eyeliners can also come in a cone or a compact with brush applicator.

4. Kohl eyeliner is a soft powder available in dark matte shades. It is most often used in black to outline the eyes. It comes in pencil, pressed powder, or loose powder form.

5. Gel eyeliner can be easily applied with an eyeliner brush and it is much softer than Kohl.

Let me first introduce to you the gel eyeliner and ways to apply it in order to create the effect of a larger eye.

Gel eyeliner usually comes in Black or Brown. These two colors are the easiest colors to match with a wide range of eye shadow colors. Black gel eyeliner can be used together with blue or grey color eye shadow while brown color gel eyeliner can be use together with earth tone or brown color eye shadows. Shown above is the gel eyeliner from Beauty Maker. Beauty Maker Gel Eyeliner is water proof, soft, easy to apply and can be mixed with water. It gives the same effect as compared to other expensive branded gel eyeliners, despite its lower price.

How to use it?

Step 1:
After applying the eye cream, use the brush to take up some eyeliner gel. For the first time user, please smoother the brush with your finger before using it.

Tip for first time user:
It will be easier for the first time user to mix it with a little bit of water on your hand before applying it. 

Step 2:
Start from the center of your eyelid, slowly applying it towards the end of your eyelid.

Step 3:
Apply it from the right to the center of your eyelid in order to link it with the line that you had just drawn. If you want to increase the width of the eye-line, you can repeat step 2 and 3 two or three times.
Note:You can use the flat and wide headed brush to have a thicker eye-line.

Your eye will appear larger after applying the eyeliner, which is great because larger eyes give a more youthful appearance! We all wanna look young and pretty all the time, don't we? =)

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