Pencil, kohl, gel, felt tip… Each eyeliner has its own qualities and effect. Which one is your perfect fit? Let’s have a look!
A must-have! Most often dry, it gives you perfect, precise control without any mess. The best part? You can shade it with your fingertip or a cotton bud for a smoky effect – perfect for a night out or a bolder “day look”.
Some pencil eyeliners are also available in waterproof formulas. Generally long-lasting, these pencils are richer than their cousins and can be applied to the entire lash line, but not inside the eye where it’s too moist for them to hold.
Draw a runway-worthy cat eye with the Personnelle Cosmetics Eternal Eyeliner. This product provides intense, long-lasting colour. The soft tip glides easily over the skin for a perfect line every time.
Used in North Africa and the Middle East for millenias, kohl was originally a mix of lead and animal fat, used to protect the eyes against the elements. Today, the formula in your beauty bag is probably a little different (a little!). It’s still very resistant, though – enough to hold on the inner part of the eye without fading. Its intense pigmentation and “smudgy” side will give you a fiery look, guaranteed!
When you first begin using gels, you quickly learn they take a bit of practice. The first golden rule? Use a very precise or angled brush. This will give you better control when using the product. With gel, you get a very intense line that’s extremely opaque and won’t move a hair all day long. Once you’ve mastered it, let your imagination run free for a cat eye look or a more daring line.
With its fine and soft tip, this eyeliner is the best tool for an ultra-precise, almost graphic result. The trick to keep the line neat and symmetrical: trace a small ascending line at the outer corner of the eye, then complete it starting in the inner corner and staying close to the root of your eyelashes.
A little reminder: avoid rubbing a felt tip line if you want it to remain flawless all day long.