Friday, March 21, 2008

Tip for the Day: Liquid Liner Application and My Pick

Applying liquid liner is one of the most difficult task a person would do in their make-up regimen. People then usually ended up using eyeliner pencils as it is easier and mess-free.

I strongly recommend people to use liquid liners even once or twice in their life. Liquid liner is best for dramatic eyes and on those special occasions. I was first introduced to liquid liner by a Sales Assistant at Kanebo counter. I was amazed with its "set" look and dramatic effect that I bought it right away without even thinking that I don't even know how to apply it on my own!

I had this liquid liner poked directly into my eyes (several times, I lost count). But that didn't stopped me. And now, I am proud to say, I can put on liquid eyeliners not only to myself, but to others as well! Practice indeed makes....a liquid liner WHORE! hahaha

Note: It isn't me on the picture, I applied this to my friend Bea (Thanks Bea)
I applied thinly just above the lash line to create a fuller lash look
I reapplied to thicken the line after office hours for a party look/more dramatic look


How to apply Liquid Liner "my" way (for first timers) ---

1. OPTION 1: You can line with an eyeliner pencil first to have a "stencil" so you won't go beyond the line
OPTION 2: draw dots on top of your lids with an eyeliner pencil and "connect the dots"

2. Slowly apply the liquid liner in small strokes (do not force yourself to draw a full line at once)

3. Do not open your eyes right away, give a couple of seconds for it to dry.

4. Re-apply for desired thickness


Kanebo Kate Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Dark Brown(Php 800.00 at SM department stores)
Note: this was the liner I used for the model above

Here's how the actual product looks like, nothing fancy going in here :D

If you can see how fine the brush is, I had this liquid liner more than 6months now and it still looks new and doesn't look clumpy at all!

You can create a super thin line or a thick line. See how I kept on reapplying the liner and it doesn't build up. It just dries up like a tatoo (sorry for the bad drawing hehehe)


Askmewhats says ---

Pros
  • Long lasting and it DOESN'T SMUDGE at all (trust me, I tested this on different skin types)
  • The brush is super fine which makes it easy to create a thin line
  • Though I bought mine in waterproof version, it is easy to remove at the end of the day
  • And the most amazing part? It is fool-proof, because I made a couple of "line" mistakes my first few tries, it's easy to remove with a q-tip (no make up remover needed as this dries into a powdery consistency) and you can reapply again!
Cons

None that I can think of..hmm..maybe just difficult to apply for first timers? But what the heck? All liquid liners are challenging to apply! hehehe

Will I repurchase?

DEFINITELY!!! I may try different brands of pencils, creams but I'm loyal to Kanebo Kate's Liquid Liner!!!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

7 comments:

  1. Wow, you've got steady hands.

    I've only ever tried one liquid liner, one from L'Oreal. I sucked at it! So I gave up and never went back. Now I use pencil to tightline, or gel liner for a more dramatic effect.

    I might give liquid liner a go again, especially Kate. It's an excellent brand, but I believe it's only available in Asia...

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  2. I believe gel liner gives out the same finish/look, but it's just lesser hassle to wash the brush after using it. I had my Stila Gel Pots coming over, I'm going to give it a try and see which one I'll prefer, a liquid liner or a gel liner :D

    Kate from Kanebo indeed is an excellent brand, I had their e/s as well and they are doing their job quite well :D

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  3. Where's Kanebo available? :)

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  4. Manila. :) San Juan, Mandaluyong area. Just starting out with make up and I really like going through your blog. :)

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  5. Well Iris, if that's the case, go for any SM malls, SM Sta. Mesa, SM Megamall, their Health and Beauty section on the first floor has this Maybelline, L'oreal booth right? Look for the Kanebo booth and they have KATE cosmetics as well, I believe it is cheaper at Landmark din, or shall I say, at times they have discounts at Landmark :D Hope this helps, and glad you're liking the site :D I enjoyed reading your comments as well (makes me feel loved)

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