5 Types of Eyeliners and How To Use Them

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You may have been using one particular type of eyeliner for years, yet you still come across different types of eyeliners on the shelves of your favourite beauty spot. Seeing these other variants on the shelves always makes you wonder if you could pull them off, or if they’re worth the investment, doesn’t it?

When applied perfectly, it can easily elevate your make-up; when applied wrongly, both your eyes can turn out to be like a raccoon’s eyes. Understanding the types of eyeliner for different eye effects can be very helpful to achieve the look that glams you up in an instant! Read on to understand how the most commonly-seen eyeliners such as gel eyeliner, mechanical eyeliner, liquid eyeliner, wood pencil eyeliner, and precision brush-tip eyeliner can help to enhance the beauty of your eyes.

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Liquid Eyeliner
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Liquid eyeliners are usually packed with an applicator attached to the liquid pot. This is one of the most difficult eyeliner to apply, as it demands a very steady hand to draw a clean line. It is best when you want to create a sharp, winged eyeliner. Skip this if you want smokey eyes, as these eyeliners are not smudge-able. For its application, although it may not be the best for beginners, once you’ve mastered it, it can be so satisfying!

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Wood Pencil Eyeliner
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With one of the cheapest price tags in the market, wood pencil eyeliner are generally the best for beginners, as it is very easy to apply. These eyeliners are very soft and can be smudged easily, achieving a more natural look. However, they’re not bold enough and may require a few more draws to be noticed. Like a pencil, it needs to be sharpened to maintain a fine and precise tip. The wood pencil eyeliner could be your best choice when you’re in a hurry, as it doesn’t require time to dry up like other eyeliners.

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Gel Eyeliner
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Gel Eyeliners are usually sold in a pot and will require a brush for application. You might need multiple eyeliner brush types to achieve different eye makeup effects, the most commonly used eyeliner brush for gel eyeliners is the angled eyeliner brush. It is best for dramatic and solid-coloured lines as it can be smudged out very easily compared to other types of eyeliners. It is somewhere in-between a pencil eyeliner and liquid eyeliner. It gives a soft yet precise application so it’s great when you’re into makeup looks that incorporate smokey or cat eyes.

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Mechanical Pencil Eyeliner
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Similar to wood pencil eyeliner, these are the retractable version and it’s a great choice when you don’t want to carry a sharpener around. To apply, you only need to twist it a little bit at a time until the tip pops up. As it doesn’t require sharpening, the tip will always be blunt after a few uses, so it’s never a good choice for precise or sharp lines, but it’ll be as great for smokey eyes just like how a wood pencil eyeliner could do!

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Precision Brush-tip Eyeliner
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These eyeliners are designed to make your make-up application as easy as 1-2-3. They’re like a fine-tip marker pen that can draw a winged eyeliner flawlessly, so it’s the best for cat eyes. A precision brush-tip eyeliner like the WonderDewi Eyeliner is quick-drying and it’s a smudge-proof formula will last from daytime to nighttime. Ready for the perfect winged liner? Then the WonderDewi Eyeliner from the WonderDewi Catz Collection should be your go-to choice!

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No matter which eyeliner you choose, know that all of these are good choices. Depending on the effect that you want to achieve, each type of eyeliner can enhance the beauty of your eyes when used appropriately. Want a winged cat-eye or winged eyeliner? Go for liquid eyeliner or precision brush-tip eyeliner. Want something that can smudge easily to achieve smokey eyes? Go for gel eyeliner, wood pencil eyeliner, or mechanical pencil eyeliner.