I'm back with another This or That post. I need to work on this series more regularly or else it's going to end up in the back burner again.
I use eyeliners religiously. I can skip mascara. In fact, I don't even wear mascara because my lashes are too little to even benefit from mascara but eyeliner is one of those beauty products I rarely leave the house without. Each have their pros and cons. I know the experience isn't always going to be the same for everyone. I have hooded eyelids and often times I get my eyeliners transferring to the crease. Also with my lids being moderately oily, some eyeliners just don't cut it, melt and smear. I think it's safe to say, I have very picky eyes so here's what I think of each different type of eyeliners I've used.
- They either come as retractable or regular pencil and they are the easiest and quickest way to line your eyes. Well at least in my opinion. When I'm in a hurry, that's usually what I go for.
- Provide a softer liner look.
- They are most suitable for tight-lining and lining the waterline
- Finding the right formula with pencil eyeliners has always been my biggest issue.
- I always get some sort of transfer when using pencil eyeliner. It doesn't matter if I get the best, most expensive, or waterproof formula that I can get my hands on. It still happens but just looks less apparent if I use the best that I can find.
- precise application
- Rarely transfer or smudges
- They come in a marker type pencil or with a dip and line packaging. Almost all of the marker type packaging I've used have a problem. I either have difficulty getting the right amount to dispense or they dried up too quickly on me.
- It takes some practice to get it right. Not the best to use when you're in a rush because you need to keep a steady hand.
- You can use whatever brush works for you
- You won't have any issues with pulling or tugging during application
- Depending on the formula, they are generally long lasting and easy to apply
- For me, I always get some sort of transfer with gel/cream liners just like the pencil liners.
- I always have to clean my brush after I'm done, which seems to be more of an inconvenience.
Overall, I use different types of liner for different reasons but my favorites are liquid liners, particularly those that come in a dip and line packaging. The main reason is that they typically last the longest and usually don't transfer so I don't have to worry about keeping my makeup in check. No matter what type of eyeliner, I always look for those who are labeled or supposed to be long-wearing or waterproof. There's nothing I dread more than raccoon eyes.
Which type of liners do you prefer and why?