Every girl knows that beautiful, even, elegant arrows in front of her eyes have always been and will be in fashion. They can complement any makeup, whether day or evening, or simply combined with nude or bright lipstick. Many, unfortunately, mistakenly think that the arrows do not suit them. They suit everyone, you just need to know your eye shape and choose the type of arrows that suit it.
There are many products with which you can line your eyes: a regular pencil, liquid eyeliner, felt-tip eyeliner (marker), gel eyeliner. The arrows are also drawn with shadows using a flat brush. All methods have their advantages and disadvantages in use. But now we will focus on the gel eyeliner.
What is gel eyeliner?
The name comes from English (gel – gel, eyeliner – eyeliner pencil). There is no information telling what kind of genius created this beautiful piece of cosmetics. They say that the very idea of gel eyeliner came when some makeup artist came up with the idea of lining eyes with ordinary mascara. By the way, if you want to try this eyeliner but aren’t sure if it’s worth the money, line your eyes with some mascara applied to a flat brush. This will give you a general idea of the product.
Its structure is, you guessed it, gel. Its advantage is that it allows eyeliner to stay on the eyes much longer, for example, a pencil or marker, even without first applying a special base on the eyelid. It also dries very quickly and doesn’t smudge throughout the day. This eyeliner is very pigmented, and it is this brightness that focuses attention on the eyes and gives them depth. That is why gel eyeliner is becoming increasingly popular and more and more beauty bloggers and makeup artists prefer it.
It can be either shimmery or matte. Various companies offer a wide variety of colors: from standard black to unexpected purple and even green. For this method of applying eyeliner, you will need a special brush, which can be purchased at any specialized store. It is advisable to wash the brush after each use, because. remnants of eyeliner on it can interfere with a straight line.
Which gel eyeliner should you choose?
Today, almost all companies offer gel eyeliner: MAC, Maybelline, Essence, the legendary Bobbi Brown, Make Up For Ever, Smashbox, etc. All of them last for a long time, because, as already mentioned, this is one of the main properties of the gel eyeliner. Now we are talking about companies that have proven themselves well in the world of cosmetics and are well known to true connoisseurs. After all, the quality of eyeliner is really important: no one wants to injure the delicate skin of the eyelids. And a poor-quality product can cause irritation, which is fraught with discomfort.
Eyeliner from MAC is known for its positive reviews. And yes, it not only lasts a long time, but the company also offers many colors for the most daring looks. It is worth paying attention to the fact that although it is called gel, its texture is creamy. Another highly acclaimed product is Maybelline’s gel eyeliner. It also has durability and, as a nice bonus, a lower price than MAC. The advantages of eyeliner from Make Up For Ever are water resistance and a large variation in matte shades.
In order not to be disappointed in the product after the purchase, look at the reviews on the Internet before that. Many sites have detailed, detailed customer reviews that will help you determine the criteria for your gel eyeliner. Well, and, accordingly, will help you make a choice in favor of a particular company. You can also ask for help from a sales assistant in a specialized store. Do not forget that you need to purchase a special brush for it: with a narrow tip or a flat one.
How to use gel eyeliner?
So, the eyeliner is bought. Time to beautify! But remember that if you have not drawn arrows before, then it will take some time to learn this. And don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t work the first time. Practice, practice and more practice – and it will take you no more than a minute.
Where to begin? If you want to emphasize the eye and make it more expressive, apply a light shade of shadow on the eyelid and a shade of brown in the crease of the eyelid (if desired, you can apply a base before this). Against the background of light shadows, the eyeliner will look much brighter. Now we put a certain amount of eyeliner on the brush and proceed directly to the arrow.
To begin, carefully draw a thin line as close to the lash line as possible. By the way, everyday makeup can be limited only to this line: this will give the effect of thicker eyelashes. Let’s go back to the arrow: next you need to draw an upturned line. Remember that it should, as it were, invisibly connect to the lower lash line. We connect its tip approximately to the middle of the line with which we started (near the lash line), and paint over the arrow.
Again, on the Internet there are descriptions of a variety of arrows, a lot of photo and video tutorials. A good example will help guide you. If desired, the arrow can be shaded, but this must be done immediately, because. gel eyeliner dries very quickly. If just the arrow is not enough for you, bring the lower eyelid with a pencil or shadows to match.
SOS! The liner is dry!
First of all, to prevent this from happening, you must always close the eyeliner cap tightly. But if you nevertheless made such a negligence, there are ways to fix everything and return the eyeliner to its previous state. You can add a drop of vegetable oil to it. But only a drop, if you don’t want to spoil it – be careful. Or just dampen the brush with water and dip it into a jar of eyeliner – the product will be on it.
Gel eyeliner will be a great addition to your makeup kit. And it is quite possible that very soon any of your makeup will not be complete without it.