EYELINER

Firstly, you need to choose the right product.

There are so many on the market today, so I am going to break it down for you so you can make factual decisions when choosing an eye liner.

E Y E L I N E R M A R K E R
Pros
✖️The tip of the liner is soft and pointed allowing a consistent even application of product when you want your liner thick
✖️Best for personal use

Cons
✖️Dries quickly once opened
✖️Not a hygienic product for use as a pro MUA as it can not be sanitised

L I Q U I D L I N E R

Pros
✖️Offer a vinyl effect
✖️Allows for a thinner application of product very close to the lash line
✖️The tip is more often thin
Cons
✖️Hard to apply as I find the formulas are usually more thinner in consistency
✖️Again, not hygienic for a pro MUA as you contaminate the product when you dip the brush back into the product.

✖️I am yet to find a liquid liner which doesn’t crack over long wear

** Gel liner | My favourite
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G E L L I N E R – My Favourite!
Pros
✖️Offers great precision as the line will depend on the brush size and thickness – not the product.
My favourite are Mac cosmetics and Inglot.
✖️Can be depotted
✖️Hygienic!
✖️It’s formulation is easily transferable to a pallet – no cross contamination – scoop out product with a sanitised metal spatulas or disposables
NEVER DOUBLE DIP

✖️Long lasting
✖️Doesn’t crack over long wear
Cons
✖️Dries quickly making it hard to correct mistakes

C A K E L I N E R

✖️Is a water activated powder that looks like eye shadow. You need practice to use cake liner as it can be challenging due to the adding of a mixing medium or water to get the consistency you want
Pros
✖️Same as the gel, offers great precision (when you have worked out your ratio) as the brush will trace the lash line
✖️Long wearing
✖️Does not crack
Cons
✖️Not hygienic

E Y E L I N E R B R U S H E S

Typically there are two types of brushes that are designed for eye liner application.

Angled brushes are commonly used :
✖️There a different sizes on the market, my favourite are paint brushes and the C409 angle definition brush from Crown Brushes.
✖️Perfect to create a classic liner application

Precision Brush (name a few)
✖️ Thin pointed brush
✖️ I can extend and create a more statement wing with the precision brush

Both have a place in my application for different effects

** STEP BY STEP
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✖️ Ensure the bristles are covered in product and the bristles are packed together
✖️ Always check to ensure there are no splitting bristles – press them back together by adding product and pressing it in
✖️Pull the arch of the brow upwards. That way, the mobile eyelid is stretched but the skin doesn’t crease and there is no movement.
✖️Sketch a line at the outer corner of the eyes in a single movement.
✖️Draw a thin line in the middle of your mobile eyelid, the thicker this line is, the thicker your liner will be
✖️Connect the two lines previously drawn leaving no gaps between the liner and lash line.

✖️Coming from the inner corner of the eye, trace a line joining the line previously draw in the middle of your eyelid

✖️Finish your liner by asking your model to look up and draw a thin line at the inner corner of the eyes

** Tips and tricks
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*If you make a mistake, DO NOT USE COTTON TIPS! They are too thick to correct small errors.
Put some micellar water on your palette and dip a clean angle brush, correcting the mistake with your brush.

*Always make sure the product on your brush is not dry, but creamy and has movement.

*If creating a liner on yourself, place a mirror under your chin and look down.

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