Eyeliner texture comparison: gel, liquid, pencil, which one is more suitable for you?

February 28, 2023

Eyeliner is an essential step in makeup. It can increase the brilliance and charm of the eyes, and can also change the shape and temperament of the eyes. However, there are many types of eyeliners on the market, and different textures have different characteristics and effects, so how should we choose? Here are the three standard eyeliner textures: gel, liquid, and pencil, along with some tips and dos and don'ts.

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First, let’s look at gel eyeliner. Gel eyeliner usually needs to be applied with a brush, and the color is full and the texture is smooth. Its advantages are high color saturation and strong durability, and it is not easy to smudge or fade. Colloidal eyeliner is suitable for drawing eyeliner effects with free thickness, smooth lines and strong three-dimensional effects, such as cat eye or European and American style. But gel eyeliner also has its downsides. It dries out easily, is difficult to remove, and requires skill and time.

When using gel eyeliner, you should pay attention to the following points:

Use special brushes and tweezers. Gel eyeliner requires special brushes and tweezers to apply and adjust. The brush should be slender and soft, which can better control the force and precision; the tweezers should be pointed and elastic, which can better correct mistakes and details. Before use, wet the brush and wipe off the excess water, then gently rotate it in the gel eyeliner box to take out an appropriate amount of product, and try to draw on the back of your hand to see if it is even; after use, clean the brush and eyeliner in time Tweezers, and place in a ventilated and dry place.

Follow the correct steps and techniques to draw eyeliner. Drawing gel-like eyeliner should be carried out according to the principle of from inside to outside, from thin to thick, and from light to deep. First, draw a thin baseline near the root of the eyelashes, and use tweezers to fill in the gap; then, extend a little bit on the outside, and rise a little bit to form a small tail; finally, thicken the middle part Dot and blend with a brush to create a gradient effect. After painting, you should close your eyes in time to let the gel eyeliner fix, and check whether there is any smudging or falling off and choose the color and texture that suit you. Gel eyeliner has different colors and textures, you can choose according to your skin tone, eye shape and makeup style. Generally speaking, black, brown, gray and other dark-colored gel eyeliners are more suitable for daily makeup, which can increase the depth and three-dimensionality of the eyes; while gold, silver, purple and other bright-colored gel eyeliners are more suitable for evening or special makeup. Occasion makeup can increase the sparkle and personality of the eyes. In addition, gel eyeliner also has different textures, some are dry and some are moist, you can choose according to your skin type and preferences.

Next, we look at liquid eyeliner. Liquid eyeliner usually comes in two types, soft or hard, with bright colors and a smooth texture. Its advantages are bright colors, fast drying, and not easy to smudge or fade. Liquid eyeliner is suitable for drawing detailed, clear and delicate eyeliner effects, such as Jin apanese or Korean style. But liquid eyeliner also has disadvantages. It requires a steady hand, is not easy to correct, and may irritate the eyes.

When using liquid eyeliner, you should pay attention to the following points:

Choose the right nib. You can choose the softness, hardness and thickness of the pen tip according to the effect you like. A soft tip fits the curve of the eyelid better but requires more control; a hard tip is better at drawing straight lines and arcs but requires more flexibility. A thicker tip fills in gaps faster but requires more precision; a thinner tip allows for more detailed outlines but requires more patience. Keep the nib clean and hygienic. Wipe and dry the nib in time after each use to prevent product residue from drying out or breeding bacteria on the nib. Keeps the product fresh and moist. Close the cap tightly after each use and try to avoid storing in heat or sunlight.

Finally, we come to pencil eyeliner. Pencil eyeliners are usually available in wood or plastic, with soft colors and fine textures. Its advantages are soft colors, delicate lines, easy to trim or remove makeup, and not requiring skills and time. Pencil eyeliner is suitable for natural and casual, soft and blurred lines, gand entle and romantic eyeliner, such as nude makeup or retro style. But pencil eyeliner also has its drawbacks. Easily fades or smudges, making it difficult to draw precise or full lines.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when using pencil eyeliner:

      First of all, choose the appropriate material according to the effect you want. Wooden eyeliner can draw clear and natural lines, and plastic eyeliner can draw soft and shiny 

, keep your eyeliner sharp and clean. Sharpen and sanitize the eyeliner before each use and do not expose it to heat or sunlight. Again, to master the pressure and speed. When applying eyeliner, gently glide along the base of the lashes. If there is any dissatisfaction, you can use a cotton swab or fingers to gently correct or smear. Finally, combine it with other products. For longer-lasting and more pigmented eyeliner, layer the same shade of powder eyeshadow or liquid eyeliner over the pencil eyeliner.


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