Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2015 - Thorpewood
Hi there Bees. So, I’ve given up using a pencil eyeliner because it smudges all the time. So I bought some Almay liquid eyeliner. I tried using it today and oh boy was it a disaster! How the heck do people use this stuff?! The line I tried to make on my eye was completley crooked. It also went basically all the way to my crease.
Any tips? I tried watching some youtube videos but it didn’t help.
Post # 3
I don’t use liquid because I am allergic to something in them…but I do use powder eyeliner from bare essentials and love it. No smudging at all. Even while swimming.
But While I was using liquid, it does take practice, and I find that the way the tip/brush is makes a HUGE difference. I like them to be stiffer, more like a pencil then a flexible brush (which I make a huge mess with).
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2015 - Thorpewood
I’ve never heard of powder eyeliner. Is that easier to apply in your opinion?
Post # 5
practice practice and practice 🙂 I use bobbi brown liquid eyeliner – the brush it comes with is amazing. Maybeline also has a good gel eyeliner that has a fantastic brush that’s fairly easy to use! I find the gel eyeliner are easier than liquid. I don’t like powder bc it’s too light for me, doesn’t give me the same effect…
Post # 6
In my opinion yes. At BE its $13 for a jar and you will have it FOREVER (mine are still full and I have had them almost 5 years, they never go bad either). You just need a tiny amount daily. I have a stiff brush that I pat/wiggle it on with at the lash line. They will always give lessons when buying a new product from them on how to properly use it. Starting out I would put it on before anything else so I could clean up the excess fall off, but now it takes a couple seconds and its on all day. They also have a product that you can mix with it to make it liquid if you want, or do what I do and just use water or visine. Plus it makes the smoky eye super easy to pull off, and doesn’t irritate my eyes/contacts because its natural.
Post # 7
I use urban decay liquid eyeliner and I love it. The brush is amazing. What I do is close my eye and use my hand to keep my eye lid taut, then follow my eyelash line. Practice makes perfect. I have little wings come off my eyes too (like Katy Perry I guess, but less dramatic). it just takes a lot of practice and sometimes redoing it if they don’t match. Try getting used to the brush by drawing on your hand?
Post # 8
if you’re looking for a drugstore brand to practice with, i use prestige liquid eyeliner. it has a felt tip, rather than bristles, which is easier to control.
i start in the middle of my lash line. around the middle of the iris of the eye. i use very short strokes toward my outter corners as close to the lash line as possible. then, i carefully connect the short lines.
i think if you want to go the liquid route, finding a liner with a felt applicator is the best tip.
best of luck!
Post # 9
Lots of practice. Almay liquid was also the first one that I tried and it was awful the first time. But once you get used to it, its a breeze. I use light short strokes and then fill in more where I need it.
Post # 10
Estee Lauder Double Wear… it doesn’t budge and you can use it on the inner rim if you run a q-tip lightly over the rim immediately before applying.