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Teach me about eyeliner please - which product, how to get a good shape...
DD is applying sellotape to me to help me achieve the right flick but I'm not going to be applying tape every time I want to do my make up...so, can someone please tell me which type of eyeliner is best and how to achieve a good shape.
I've just had a really short haircut and need to pay a bit more attention to my eyes...
2 options the felt tip eyeliner so you can precisely draw it on. I prefer chanel or eyeko.. Or you can use an eyeliner brush and an eyebrow gel in a pot.. Mac, bobbi brown etc.. The key is what you are comfortable and most confident using. I personally dont like some of the drugstore brands because their liquid eyeliner comes out very watery or not really black and end up having to reapply which increases the chances of mistake.
I use the Bobbi Brown eye gel in a pot. I like the BB eye gel as it stays on all day & evening - even the next day if you don't wash before bed. Your best bet is to go on you tube & get a tutorial or go to Mac or Bobbi Brown counter & ask for a demonstration.
I think it's finding what works best for you through trial and error tbh - for example I find felt tip liners really hard to use, but change the felt tip for a thin integral brush and I'm good to go. With gel/cream eyeliners the brush you choose will make a difference too, I have a v old Benefit one that's great but I've never found another one I'm as comfortable using.
On myself I prefer pencils because you can get a softer overall look, but it's harder to get clean precise lines (which don't suit me as well and can look a bit too harsh). All depends what works best for you really, there's an eyeliner for everyone...
close your eye, draw a straight line going in from where you want your flick to end inwards to where it meets your lashline. then draw in the 'bottom' of the flick from the corner of your eye, and fill in any gap that might be there. but it is mostly practice! i always go outside - in, find it much easier to get the right angle.
supercat by soap & glory is very good, collection do a cheaper version but it isn't as black. for gel pots, i'm using MUA's £3 version which is good and black, but does smudge very easily if you rub your eyes during the day!