Pencil eyeliner provides the eyes a softer definition than gel or liquid, is easier to smudge with control, and for newbies is much easier to apply than both of the other options. When it comes to the modern pencil eyeliner, we have two choices: automatic or conventional, both of which have their ups and downs.
With automatic eyeliner pencils, the obvious plus is that you do not need to sharpen it, removing both the demand of a sharpener and all of the mess that comes with it. They come in a plastic pen-style applicator and when you use up the head, you merely twist the base to bring up more merchandise. Wish to read more articles covering smudge proof eyeliner? Have a look at this page. The disadvantage of being unable to sharpen an eyeliner is the fact that unless you steer it in particular ways with each use (or on your own hand, which would be wasteful), the head of the tip will end up flat after just a few uses, making the liner thicker on your eye and therefore somewhat more challenging to control the outcome. By nature, automatic liners aren’t as soft or creamy as the traditional pencils, so if you are looking for something slightly more tough or when you are experiencing bleeding with your traditional pencil, attempt an automatic and let us know how you feel about the difference. But keep in mind that a tough liner means it’s a little more difficult on the eye, which we all know to be a very delicate area, so a great way to loosen up a tough liner will be to warm it up with your breath (no joke).
Traditional pencils, on the flip side, have a greater presence in the marketplace which means you’ve more choices (always a good thing) in colour and feel. The disadvantage of this kind of eyeliner is the fact that if the eye isn’t prepped correctly, the creamier types can bleed- either on the lower lash line or around the eye. To be able to prevent this, use an eyeshadow base (even if you’re just wearing liner) set with powder. This will permit the liner to stick to the foundation instead of your eyelid, which if has the tendency to get a bit fatty around mid day isn’t the most effective option. Due to their less rough nature, conventional pencils glide easier on the inside of the lower eyelid, and if you have sensitive eyes you need to be mindful of tearing when implementing liner to this area of the eye.
So, how to implement? The very first thing to remember is to be exceptionally mild when coping with the eye area, as it is very sensitive. Pulling the eye taught to be able to get a fine, clean line could possibly be the easiest method to go but it certainly is not the best so try to avoid doing this at all costs. Instead, using your opposite hand quite gently pull the lid upwards, instead of out, and make short strokes with your pencil. Start at the center of your eye and move out towards the outer edge subsequently draw in the other direction, from the centre to the interior corner.
Since we’re using a pencil eyeliner, the line can have a tendency to be marginally thicker than we would see if using liquid or gel liners. If that’s the look you are going for, excellent. And if not, we can still use pencil liners to achieve the look you are going for.
For a narrower line, use the pencil sideways so it is fundamentally parallel to your lid. This compels you to use a lighter hand, and for that reason you will get a lighter and narrower line. Another trick to get a narrower line will be to draw the line midway between your eyelid and your lash line. Since only half of the pencil will be hitting your skin, you’ll get a much thinner line.
Obviously, another alternative would be to smoke out or smudge the liner. In order to do this, apply the liner as dirty as you would like to the top lid (and for a totally smokey look, the lower lash line and reduced water line) then take a smudge brush, clean eyeliner brush, or even a cotton swab and blend out the unpleasant color and line of the liner you simply used. It’s possible for you to transfer it upwards on to your lid to wear it as a shadow or keep it close to the lash line.
One of my favourite techniques is tightlining, or undetectable eyeliner, which is most simply and efficiently done using pencil eyeliner (waterproof, rather). We will be lining the upper part of the inner lash line, beginning in the middle and moving out, then coming back to the middle and moving in. To get to the area, make use of the end of a brush or a clean finger to gently push your lid upward, exposing the wet place. In the event you are attempting it for the very first time, it may tickle as well as your eyes may water a bit but both of these things dissipate with time.