It’s all in the liner
Helping you understand the different types of eyeliners
MOST women use an eyeliner to accentuate their make-up and make their eyes pop. But not many women know that there are different types of eyeliners to choose from, with each designed for a specific purpose.
PENCIL /KOHL EYELINER
This is the most common eyeliner. It comes in shades such as black, grey and brown. It is also retractable, which helps prevent it from getting dry.
Advantage: It is affordable and can be used as an eyeliner and lip liner.
Disadvantage: It tends to irritate those with sensitive eyes and smudges.
Move! tip Should the eyeliner become dry, warm it with a hairdryer.
This is water-based and takes a bit longer to dry. The bristles on the brush come in all shapes and sizes from thin and thick to even round ones. Advantage: It stays on for longer without smudging.
Disadvantage: It can be hard to apply the first couple of times and can be messy on your eyes. You cannot use it once it is dry, it has to be thrown away.
Move! tip Avoid applying it on your bottom lash as this area is oily and the liner will be runny.
This comes in pencil form or as a gel in a small tub used with an angled brush. Advantage: It lasts longer. The colour is darker too. It is perfect for those who love the winged look (a wide eyed look) as it is easy to control and glides easier on your skin. Disadvantage: It takes longer to wash off and costs more than the kohl liner. Move! tip Keep the lid on to prevent it from drying.
This has two colours in one pencil. It is two similar shades, one is darker while the other is lighter.
Advantage: It allows you to be colourful without applying eyeshadow.
Disadvantage: Some ingredients in the eyeliner can cause an eye infection.
Move! tip: Always purchase a reputable brand.
This is mainly used in fashion shoots or shows. Advantage: It looks good on camera or stage. Disadvantage: It is expensive.
Move! tip Avoid using it for everyday use. It will be too bright on the eye.