I only ever use eye liner pencils but have heard lots of rave reviews of liquid or gel products. I would love to have a go at a Caitlin Moran-style look but am scared of looking more like Alice Cooper. Which products would you recommend for an eyeliner dunderhead?
The Bourjois felt tip pen liner is really good - a nice sharp point, that you can make thick or thin, and not too expensive.
Otherwise I think it's all down to getting the right brush, as much as the liner itself. The Maybelline gel liner comes with its own brush and isn't bad, if you just want to try it out. My favourite is the MAC Fluidline in Black, with a Bobbi Brown liner brush - I found the Bobbi Brown gel liner dried out v quickly.
I've been using exaggerate by rimmel for thirteen years now. I'll never use another. It's the perfect eyeliner, and it's only £5.
The trick to eyeliner is practice! There are lots of techniques, but the one I use when I'm putting it on other people is 1, 2, blink. So you start putting it on very carefully, one dot, two dots, then on three you take the brush away and blink. You need regular blink breaks otherwise you'll get the dreaded twitchy eye.