Eyeliner

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel EyeLiner

Maybelline Makeup Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel EyeLiner,Blackest Black, Waterproof, 0.106 oz Maybelline Makeup Eyestudio Lasting Drama  Gel Eye Liner, Blackest Black, Waterproof, 0.106 oz

Kajal Eyeliner

You might not be able to tell from the photographs, but the Kajal eyeliner has an immediate benefit over any other pencil eyeliners: It’s not creamy. I say this is a benefit because unlike other pencil eyeliners this one won’t smudge nearly as easily, even in the waterline.

It takes only a bit of moisture (a drop of water on your finger is fine, or even using the water in your waterline will do) to get the eyeliner working and it doesn’t tug or pull on your eyes.

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Think of this eyeliner as a dried out marker. If you attempt to write with it dry, it won’t really work. Add a bit of water, and it will.The Kajal eyeliner in the photograph was not purchased in the United States, rather it is from Pakistan, where the Kajal liner originated. Compared to other pencil eyeliners, this one lasts much longer than any of the ones I’ve used so far.

You can purchase these on Amazon or eBay. The tradition alones are not sold in the United States due to concerns over the ingredients,but if you are interested in purchasing one, I’d suggest the one in the photo,the Hashmi Kajal liner which is lead-free (eliminating most of the concerns about Kajal liners not from the U.S.) and herbal.

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Kohl Pencil Eyeliner

The main characteristic that Kohl pencil eyeliner is known for is the creaminess of the product. Kohl pencil is different from regular black pencil because it’s much creamier and much easier to smudge around. It can be used to create smokey eyes without having to tug at your eyes so much.

For example if you wanted to create a really smokey eye using just liner, you probably should choose Kohl eyeliner instead of Kajal liner.

Kohl liner is easy (super easy) to apply to the waterline, and it has the benefit of not making your eyes water so much since you do not have to keep retracing over your lines, however out of all the eyeliners I believe Kohl pencil to crease the easiest and last the least.

Other Pencil Eyeliner types

Regular Pencil Eyeliner

It’s a cross between a Kajal (a dry formula) and a Kohl liner (a creamy formula). If there is any type of liner you should have in your makeup bag it should be a regular pencil eyeliner because it’s so versatile. It’s good for the waterline,for tight-lining, and if you have a sharp tip, even a cat-eye.

The staying power of this eyeliner is generally around 3 hours (even if it claims to be waterproof). It combines the qualities of many eyeliners and similarly also combines the staying power. Pro’s and con’s,ultimately, it’s your choice.

Mechanical Pencil (Retractable Eyeliner)

A retractable liner, or mechanical pencil, is no different than a regular pencil.

A kohl pencil except for the fact that it does not need to be sharpened. You just twist the barrel of the product and it pops up.

The downside to this type of eyeliner is that once the originally sharpened and crisp point is dull, there is almost no way to get it pointy again because there is nothing to sharpen, it’s hard to create a cat-eye with this type of liner or to make very precise lines with it unless you find away to sharpen it.

Liquid Eyeliner

There are two types of liquid eyeliner, the one shown in the picture is liquid liner with a brush tip. The second type, the felt-tip marker, is discussed in the next section.

Liquid liner is about the best there is when it comes to staying power. There are some pretty noteworthy con’s though. First off, you can’t apply it to your waterline. Go ahead, try, it’ll never dry. Second of all, it can’t be smudged easily (this could also be a good quality).

If you’re trying to create a long-lasting smokey eye, it’l lbe really hard to try to smudge liquid liner around before it dries. It only takes a few seconds to dry, more or less depending on the brand you have.

However if you want something that will last a long time, liquid liner is the way to go.

Other Benefits

The brush tip that usually comes with these forms of liner which is good for drawing thin, wispy lines . If you press down on the brush hard enough they can be used to create thicker lines. You can see some of these differences in width in the picture.

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