Creating Gorgeous Looks With Gel Eyeliner
Gel eyeliner is one of my all time favorite products. It never ceases to amaze me at how versatile and wonderful this product is.
If you haven’t experienced the wonder that is gel eyeliner, here is a quick tutorial to get you started ( plus some product suggestions ).
Create your base
You definitely want to start with a clean eyelid. Remove any makeup that you’ve been wearing with gentle eye makeup remover ( this Estee Lauder Gentle Eye Makeup Remover is my personal favorite. You don’t have to use a lot, and it gently removes makeup with ease ).
Ready your brush
You definitely want to use a flat angled brush when applying gel eyeliner for the first time. This brush is ideal for this type of application, and it’s easier to get the hang of this product with this brush. Once you’ve gotten more comfortable with the product, then you can try other brushes ( tiny liners, wider, textured brushes, etc ) and other looks.
This Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eye Set is a perfect set to get started with. It comes with Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Caviar Ink ( GORGEOUS COLOR )Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Brown Metal Metallic, Smokey Eye Mascara in Black and a Mini Dual Ended Brush which can be used for both the liner and the shadow.
This is a great formula, which will give you up to twelve hours of wear. First, apply the shadow all over the lid and into the crease. Be sure to blend so it fades into the crease. Then apply the liner and finish with the mascara.
Not sure how to do the line part? No worries; read on!
Star drawing from the middle of the lash line toward the outer eye corner. You want to finish with a light “swish” upward. If you’re having trouble getting your wing just right, use tape as a hack. Position the tape on the outer corners of the eye to ensure a perfect cat eye each time.
Once you’ve gotten the wing down pat, finish the line drawing from the center of the lash to the inner corner.
At this point, you can either leave the line as is, make thicker or even smudge for a more smokey look!
Be patient with yourself
Rome wasn’t built in a day. It took me a few tries to master gel eyeliner, but not as long as I thought it would. It all comes down to getting comfortable with the brush and creating the line. Again, I’m a big fan of using whatever hacks you can find. Google or go to Youtube to find stencils you can print and cut yourself, or cheat with tape.
Above all, have fun!