The perfect eyeliner is like the Holy Grail – every makeup addict spends her life looking for just the right formulation and colour, and once she’s found it, she’s hooked for life. In the old days, your quest might have had your makeup bag looking like a kid’s pencil case – full of stubby ends you just can’t part with, as well as a clunky sharpener and, of course, a handful of sawdust-like pencil shavings for good measure. But that was then, and this is now. Makeup’s come a long way, and liquid liner is working its way into our hearts as the new go-to way to make your peepers pop. Here’s why.
Say goodbye to smudgy, blurry application and infuriatingly blunt pencil-tips. Getting liquid liner to go on exactly where you want it to is as easy as using a felt-tipped pen (and you already know how to do that, right?). Try NYX’s range of felt-tipped liners, available in three dark ‘n dangerous shades, and you’ll be blown away by the control it offers. The bold, sharp lines you can create with liquid liner add amazing drama with little effort. And if you’re a fan of the winged-eyeliner look or the classic cat-eye, liquid is definitely your best friend for keeping those sultry lines crisp.
A pencil liner has an annoying tendency to fade and move around over time, and don’t even get us started on how it looks after you get caught in the rain! A liquid format allows the addition of ingredients to the formulation that packs serious staying power, and yes, even total waterproofing! If you’ve got a rough day ahead, try Lancôme Grandiôse Bendable Liquid Eyeliner, which is not only guaranteed to last all day, but also comes with a clever bendable applicator wand for faster, easier application.
All sorts of weird and wonderful eye-makeup trends are lighting up the internet these days. From negative-space eyeliner to chunky colour-blocking and the striking thumb-print eye, liquid liner is a far more versatile tool than pencils when it comes to stepping outside of your comfort zone.
We know what you’re thinking – liquid liner is a little more difficult to perfect and less forgiving if you make a mistake when compared to good old-fashioned pencils. But you know what they say – practice makes perfect! So steady your hand, get stuck into a few YouTube tutorials, and get lining! We guarantee that once you develop the confidence to use them, you’ll never stray away from liquid liners again.