I think maybe I’ll start a new series called Tip Tuesday, how does that sound? I’m pretty psyched, we’ll see how it goes… Today I’m sharing some tips on picking the right color for your eye color and some of my favorite eyeliner. I’ll go through the basics of different types of eyeliners, colors, tips and tricks, how to apply the perfect cat eye, and share a few links of my favorite eyeliners. Of course, if you have any questions, comment and I’ll be happy to answer!
TYPES OF EYELINER
Liquid: Liquid eyeliner is perfect for a dramatic look, or for doing a cat eye. It does take a whole lot of practice to apply an even layer, but if you get an eyeliner with a sharp tip it is a lot easier.
Pencil: This is the best eyeliner for beginners, because it’s really easy to use and comes in lots of colors to explore with. Make sure you sharpen your pencil, otherwise you won’t receive the best line.
Gel: Gel is my all-time favorite, I find it really easy to use and it tends to stay on for a pretty long time. It comes in a small pot (like single eyeshadows) and you use a small eye liner brush.
THE RIGHT COLOR FOR YOU
Blue Eyes: Anything with an orange undertone. Stick to browns, coppers, and gold. Since blue is the opposite color of orange it will really make your eyes pop
Brown Eyes: Lucky you! Any color will work with your eyes, I love brown eyeliner with brown eyes. It gives a natural look and adds depth and definition while still looking natural.
Green Eyes: Red is the opposite of green on the color wheel, so burgundy, plume or mauve will makes your eyes stand out.
Hazel Eyes: Hazel eyes are a combination of green and brown, you can choose which color! Silver, burgundy, or even plum will look fabulous.
TIPS AND TRICKS:
- If you’re a newbie to eyeliner, start with a pencil or felt tip: Liquid eyeliner can be tricky because you don’t have as much control as a pointy pencil. A pencil will also offer a more natural look which is perfect if you typically don’t wear eyeliner. As for felt tips, it will feel like you’re drawing a masterpiece on your eye and let’s be real, you kind of are. Currently, I’m obsessed with THIS eyeliner. It’s extremely easy to use and has amazing control. Not to mention it comes in an abundance of colors!
- If you decide to use liquid eyeliner, choose an eyeliner that has a thin point: More control = better looking eyeliner. With a small, pointy tip it’ll be much easier for newbies.
- Try using tape (check out picture below!) for a straight, even line: If you ever watch YouTube videos, most beauty gurus will tell you to use tape or a post-it note on your first try, to create a magically straight line – I do this all the time! It’s a super easy trick, that really works (shocking, right?)
- Yes, there’s a difference between a cat eye and a kitty eye: Do you know the difference? A cat eye is longer, bolder, and older. That rhymes! Ok, maybe the last adjective doesn’t necessarily apply here but let’s get back to the subject at hand. A kitty eye is a small, dainty little point right outside your eye. Imho, I like the cat eye, but if you want a more natural look the kitty eye is the way to go!
- Don’t worry if you make a mistake with (liquid) eyeliner: If you make a mistake with liquid eyeliner (everyone does!), wait for the liner to dry then remove with a moist q-tip. It will come off without a problem and you’ll be set for try #2 (or 3, 4 … practice makes perfect!)
HOW TO APPLY THE PERFECT CAT EYE
- Place the pencil on your lash line at the inner corner of your eye, making sure to keep the line against your lashes. Drag the line outward, stopping at the outer corner of your eye. The line should slowly get thicker the farther you drag it out (start thickening the line at the start of your iris – the colored part).
- Now, wing the liner out. You can use tape here for a even line (angle the tape upward, from the outer corner of your eye to the end of your eyebrow). I normally stop where my eye crease ends (about the length of an eyelash), but you can make it shorter or longer depending how bold your style is!
- Go back and widen the wing if you desire. This will create a stylish look that is instantly noticeable!
- Once the liner is dry you can clean up any imperfections with a cotton swab.
Thanks for reading! Comment below if you have any tips and tricks for eyeliner, if you have any questions or if you have an idea for the next TT!
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