You read that right my friend. Today I’m going to take you through my ultimate guide to eyeliner. From liquid, to gel, I’m breaking down my personal favourites, and what I’d recommend based on your confidence applying it. Gel Eyeliner | This eyeliner is my least favourite. Simply because personally, I feel it takes to long to apply. I don’t usually have the patience to keep reapplying it to a slanted brush, and layering it to get a true absolute black. However, this eyeliner is great for beginners because you can’t really go wrong with it. From exactly where you’re applying it, to how much you are putting on, it’s all determined by you. Using a slanted brush usually means that applying it is super easy, as you really have to brush it on, it isn’t like liquid where it has the possibility of going everywhere. Pencil Eyeliner | I personally rate this type of eyeliner just about gel eyeliner. This is because application is easy, again, great for people who aren’t overly confident when it comes to eyeliner. However, it doesn’t give the effect that I like to go for, which as I’ve mentioned, is an absolute black. Pencil eyeliner can tend to look a little grey, and because it’s a pencil, it drags along your lash line, meaning the line isn’t always straight, it can appear jagged. Another downfall to some pencil eyeliners is that they need to be sharpened in order for them to work properly. This is an added piece of work that I’d rather not have to do, unless absolutely necessary. Of course, this means I favour the Collection pencil eyeliner over the Makeup Academy one, because more modern pencil eyeliners actually come in a twist applicator, meaning you never have to sharpen it, like the older actual pencils. Felt Eyeliner | Hands down, my favourite type of eyeliner. All problems that you may encounter with eyeliner, are non existent with felt liner. As the applicator is like a felt tip pen, it doesn’t move freely, meaning you apply the eyeliner exactly where you want it. You never have to sharpen it. All you have to remember is to store it out of direct sunlight. Which is a no-brainer when it comes to makeup anyway.
Just for a quick review within the felt eyeliner world, the Rimmel London Scandaleyes Felt Liner is a more affordable eyeliner, but unfortunately it does last a maximum of a month before drying out, no matter how careful you are to put the lid back on and store it sensibly. Application is super quick and easy, and this eyeliner is actually the one that opened my eyes to the fabulous world of felt eyeliners.
The Maybelline eyeliner is a lot more expensive. It does last a little bit longer than the Rimmel one, but unfortunately I haven’t gotten along with it because the applicator is exactly like a felt marker; it’s slanted. This made application very difficult for me as I’d try to use the pointed end, but the slant would sometimes transfer a smudge of eyeliner onto my lid. Therefore I would not repurchase this item. Liquid Eyeliner | This eyeliner is incredible. It has excellent staying power, and is the absolute black that I like to go for. However, I would only recommend this eyeliner to someone who is absolutely confident with applying eyeliner, as the applicator is just tiny bristles that move very freely. But this also means that you can determine the thickness of your line because you can build it up.
24 Hour Felt Tip Liner | My holy grail. The best of the best. Never will I invest in another. Everyone in the eyeliner game should be aware of this product. It’s a reasonably thin applicator, meaning again that you can build your line up, or keep it very fine and simple. It has lasted me 2 months so far, and shows no signs of drying up. It’s thin and amazing to use. IT has an incredible lasting power, and even lasted longer than a YSL liner when I went swimming! Can you tell I love this product? Well I do. And on top of all of those amazing reasons, it’s £3. That’s a really competitive price compared to all other eyeliners, and in my opinion it’s the best out there. Whether you’re an eyeliner pro, or you want to apply eyeliner for the first time ever; THIS IS THE ONE FOR YOU.
And that’s it! I hope this guide helped you out, let me know if you’ve found an eyeliner that you’d never repurchase, or your own holy grail!