Every makeup product is valuable and amazing in its own way. When applied correctly, they all can work wonders for your look. While products like foundations and concealers only work the best when they are purchased in the correct shade, there’s no such hassle with a couple of makeup products such as pencil eyeliner. Mentioning pencil eyeliner gave us a pretty nostalgic feeling, it once used to be an integral part of almost every girl’s makeup routine, however, we have come a long way since then, and these pencil eyeliners have been replaced with liquid and gel eyeliners. While we are quite satisfied with liquid and gel eyeliners, considering they allow precise application, if you are still having some trouble working with them, you should probably consider switching back to pencil eyeliner. Two of the best things about having a pencil eyeliner is it is pretty economical and offers a controlled and precise application, which is a win-win.
If you thought that achieving the highly pigmented black color would be impossible using a pencil eyeliner, we are here to break that bubble of yours. When used correctly, this pencil eyeliner can work absolute wonders for your look. Listed below are a few tips and tricks that will help you define your eyes and make them pop.
Use the right eyeliner pencil
You can switch your eyeliner color depending on the way you are feeling or the kind of outfit you are wearing. Depending on the type of look you are trying to create, you can pick the color accordingly. If you want to keep your eye makeup defined and dramatic, a black pencil would probably be your best bet, and when you are heading out for a lunch with your friends, you can keep things a bit soft and subtle by using a brown pencil. You can also experiment with bold and colorful colors to spice up your makeup.
Join the dashes for precise application
Your hand movement and control matters the most when it comes to applying your eyeliner and if you always struggle with applying it precisely, you should try this application technique that involves drawing small dashes along your lash line, just make sure to stay as close to your lash line as possible. After you are done drawing small dashes along the lash line using your pencil liner, you can join them together to create a straight line, and that’s how you get a precise application.
Apply eyeshadow on the top of your eyeliner to make it long-lasting
The biggest struggle with pencil eyeliner is it can wear off or start melting in a couple of hours. And if that’s an everyday issue for you, we have got an amazing trick for you that will fix this issue. One of the easiest ways to make your eyeliner more long-lasting and keep it from budging is by applying a layer of eyeshadow on top of it. Pick an eyeshadow in the same shade as your eyeliner and apply it on the top of your liner. This trick won’t only help to absorb excess oil from your liner but will also keep it from moving and melting.
Warm the pencil a bit to make it more pigmented
One of the easiest ways to make your eyeliner more pigmented is by warming it up a bit by heating it on a candle flame for a few seconds. This is an incredible hack for those who feel their pencil eyeliner isn’t much pigmented and is failing to define your eyes. Once you are done warming the pencil, allow it to cool down, and then apply it on your lids for smooth and pigmented application.