Q: What type of eyeliner is best for me? i.e. liquid or pencil? cake or gel? Help!
A: What’s best for you is really based on personal preference – this varies with how much time you have in your day for make-up and your comfort/skill level with different eyeliner types (i.e. pencil versus the more difficult liquid type). Never fret though – make-up is all about options, and both eye-lining beginners and experts have ample choice. Here are some benefits and disadvantages of different types of eyeliners to help you decide what suits you best:
Eyeliner pencils come in all different types and colours by most of the major cosmetic brands. For eyeliner pencils, I usually prefer to pick up one from a prestige line, as I need something that lasts as long as possible. One of the better ones I’ve come across is from Make-up Forever’s Aqua Eyes waterproof line – it’s among one of my fave products and a kit essential. (You can view my blurb on it here).
- is the easiest eyeliner to work with – recommended for beginners and veterans
- range of eye make-up looks from subtle and natural to dramatic and smoky
- everyday wear (work, school) and convenience (easy to touch up!)