What is the difference between the different textures of eyeliners and why would you use each of them?
This is one of my personal favorites. You can add it on top of any liner to give it dimension and texture. Use it on the outer corners to add extra glamour - inner corners if you want to make the eyes sparkle and all around for a whole lotta glamour. I use this one for fashion shoots, for parties, runway shows and for nightime.
This is one of the newcomers to the eyeliner world. I had to get used to the idea of working with a gel liner skeptical, but now I can't live without it. It's a great tool to create a perfect sharp line and is also great for mature skin. It gives the eye a lined look without pulling at the delicate skin! You do need to work quickly, as once it's set it doesn't move. I use this one for beauty and commercial photography.
Liquid liner brush
Most Liquid Eyeliners come with a built in brush in a tube similar to mascara and comes with its own brush. If you are a novice to liquid eyeliners look for a stiff applicator made of a dense synthetic material. Glide the tip of the brush along the outer lash line, pressing lightly for a thin line and increasing pressure for a thicker line. However for more precision, you will want to get a Eyeliner Brush and apply the color to the eyes. I recommend sable hair brushes for the best application.
You get what you pay for when it comes to pencil eyeliner. Avoid pencil liners that are waxy and hard, as they pull at the skin and don't deposit enough color. Pencils should be soft and go on smoothly. I love eyeliner pencils because I can smudge the line I draw with an eyeliner brush and create a sultry, smoky eye. Set this liner with shadow to minimize bleeding and use waterproof liner for defined lines that don't smudge or smear. Pencils are especially great for lower lids. This one I use for commerical photography and commercials.
Most eyeliners of any type are available in waterproof form, which is great for Asian women because, due to the shape of some Asian eyelids, liners tend to smudge, particularly on the lower lids. If you are investing in a waterproof liner, definitely splurge on one that goes on smoothly and doesn't pull at the skin around the eye. This one I use for Model and Runway shoots on the inside of the eye to make the eyes have that extra pop.
Use white liner to mark off your brow tweezing area. Look for one with a creamy texture. You can get away with using an inexpensive brand for this purpose. White liner that has beige tones is also great to use on the lower rim of the eye to brighten and open up tired red eyes. Pure white liner should only be used for a dramatic or costume look. This one I use for Fashion shoots to make the eyes look bigger.
Liquid eyeliner is almost always found in a tube similar to mascara and comes with its own brush. If you are a novice to liquid eyeliners look great when you apply them on the top of the eye. It is great to create a cat eyed look to elongate the eyes. A great liquid eyeliner doesn't crack under hot lights, it is smooth.
Clear Liquid liner
I like this liner because it gives you more flexibility, by dipping the brush into loose pigments and textures you have the ability to have a softer look when you dip it into matte, reflective or metallic eyeshadow. You can also dip it into glitter to create special effects or High Def pigments for high fashion looks. I use the liquid liner for Fashion Shoots, Runway and Swimsuit catalog shots.
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