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Eyeliner: The Secret to Beautiful, Sexy Eyes

December 8, 2011


            As defined, eyeliner is a type of beauty cosmetic which is applied on the rim of the eye. There are several types of eyeliners which can create varying effects depending on the technique used by the one applying the eyeliner.

Basically, there are four main types of eyeliner: liquid, powder-based pencil, wax-based pencil and kohl. Liquid eyeliner is the most difficult type of eyeliner to apply. But it can create the most dramatic, fierce and sexiest effect on your eyes when applied properly. It is usually applied only on the upper eyelid, using a precision applicator brush, thus creating a sultry effect.

Pencil liners are the type of eyeliners which are easier to apply and control. Pencil liners are usually recommended for beginners which do not have a steady hand to control liquid eyeliner. Pencil liners can be classified as powder-based pencil, and wax-based pencil. Powder-based pencils have harder tips which can be an easier choice for the beginners rather than wax-based pencils. It also creates a more defined line than wax-based pencil. Wax-based pencils on the other hand, have a softer tip and it is consequently more prone to smudging. The smudging can be used to create a smoky effect on the eyes.

Kohl is powder-based eyeliner which existed even in the ancient times. It comes in compact or loose powder. It is easier to control, but it smudges more easily than pencil liners. Due to this, it is difficult to create defined lines using kohl. It is hard to create a natural look using kohl, which is why it is recommended to use kohl when going on a night out or a party. The U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) gave a warning on the excessive use of kohl for it may contain a high amount of lead.

It takes a lot of practice to perfect the use of eyeliners. You have to exert effort in order to learn how to apply eyeliner. Choose which type of eyeliner will be best suited for you. Experiment and just have fun. Beautiful, sexy eyes are easy to achieve with just a little patience and hardwork.


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