Different eyeliners  produce different results, and choosing the right one depends on the look you’re aiming for.  In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the differences to help you choose the right one for you.

 Eyeshadow as eyeliner is easy to apply and great for a daytime look, less dramatic.  Apply with an angled brush.  Cannot be used on the waterline and it also doesn’t last as long.  A plus with using eyeshadow as liner is that you have multiple colors to choose from.


Liquid eyeliner creates a “cat eye” or dramatic look with a shiny finish.  It gives you a well defined thin line, but it takes a steady hand and lots of practice!



Traditional Pencil Eyeliners is the most common and they’ve been around a long time.  However, it’s difficult to spread across the line.   To apply, you draw the line as close to the lash line as you can.  Be sure to sharpen it very well.


Kohl Pencil Eyeliners are easier to control and they come in a variety of colors.  The consistency is creamier and softer than the traditional pencil eyeliner.  So bottom line, kohl goes on easier, but smudges.  I’d recommend that you use it on the upper lid only because this kind of eyeliner won’t last on the waterline.

Gel Eyeliners are thick and come in a pot and applied with a stiff angled brush.  This type of liner takes a little longer to dry so it makes it easier to blend it in alon the lash line.  Very versatile can be used both day and night and unline pencils, they glide easier across your lid without pulling the skin.

Here are more tips to keep in mind:

  1.  It’s best to start from where the lashes begin all the way to the outer corner.  If you don’t have a steady hand, short streaks help create that nice, straight line.
  2. Waterproof is better for the waterline and I recommend it for weddings or when temperatures rise and causes sweating.
  3. White eyeliner makes eyes pop when used on the inner waterline.
  4. Apply liner as a thin line.
  5. Throw out eyeliner after 6 months.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to let us know in the comment section of this blog post.


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