Since the results of my current poll (at right) are that my readers consider liquid eyeliner the most difficult make-up product to apply, I was searching for more tips on applying liquid eyeliner. Instead I found this great, short article about choosing make-up colors to compliment your eye color, from Style101.com:
Eyeliner should be a must-have staple in every girl’s makeup kit. Eyeliner allows you to shape, define and emphasize your eyes. Using different shades of eyeliner also allows you to change the look of your eye color. Blue eyes look bluer with brown shades of pencil, while green eyes pop with dark shades of plum. Using different tones on brown eyes will pick up golden flecks or brighten a deep dark brown eye.
Click here for the full article, with specific color ideas and suggestions for different eye colors.
Here are some tips for liquid eyeliner from this article:
When using liquid eye liner, (this is my specialty :), The first thing you should do is make sure the brush is extremely thin! If it isn’t, your line will be too thick and hard to manage while putting on.
It’s best to buy cosmetics from stores that will take them back. Or ask on cosmetic message boards what others like. I have found, after trying virtually every brand on the market, that wetn’wild has the best thin tipped brush out there! And the color doesn’t peel off like some other liquid eyeliners.
Wipe the excess off when you pull the brush out of the tube. I find that if you wipe access on a clean piece of plastic, when you need to re-load the bush, use the extra that was left on the plastic. It not only saves on the eye liner but you can control how much is on your brush. Plus you can avoid tainting the liner in the tube with germs.
Always apply liquid eye liner after eyeshadow application and allow to dry before applying mascara.
Use liquid eye liner on top and pencil for the bottom.
My personal favorite: L’Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Black.