(Closed) Liquid Eyeliner Help

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
23 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

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 # 5
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
23 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
1527 posts
Bumble bee

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
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
14656 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
3367 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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. 

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