Eyeliner was first used in ancient India, ancient Egypt, and Mesopotamia as a dark black line around the eyes. As early as 10,000 BC Egyptians and Mesopotamians wore various cosmetics, including eyelids, not only for aesthetic appearance but also to protect their skin from the desert sun. Research has also suggested that eyeliner was used to protect the wearer from the evil eye. Ancient Egyptian art often depicts the characteristic feature of heavily lined eyes. Eyeliner was made from a variety of materials, including copper ore and antimony. Ancient Egyptian Karalabe contained galena imported from nearby Puntland, Coptose, and Western Asia.
In the 1960s, liquid eyeliner was used to create thick black-and-white lines around the eyes in makeup designers such as Mary Quant. The 1960s and 1960s also saw new trends using eyeliner, eyeshadow, and mascara in new ways. As goth and punk fashion developed, eyeliner was used for dark and dramatic looks.
Biography of Eyeliner
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|expensive eyeliner||YSL Couture Kajal Pencil|
|YSL Couture Kajal Pencil price||2385|
Most Expensive And Best Eyeliner Brands
Most Expensive & best Eyeliner brands
- YSL Couture Kajal Pencil
- Estée Lauder Little Black Liner
- Benefit They’re Real! Push-Up Liner
- Bobbi Brown Ink Liner
- Lorac Front Of The Line Pro Eye Pencil In Silver
- Illamasqua Precision Ink In Abyss
- Eyeko Sport Waterproof Eyeliner
- Ciaté London Chisel Eye Liner
- Clinique Skinny Stick In Olive-Tini
- Cushion Eye Liner In Copper Ink
Eyeliner Unique Hacks and Tips
On the long list of essential makeup skills, learning eyeliner is the best! A good wing is a complete game changer: it instantly raises your eyes and makes you look bigger. But mistakes can make your eyes tired – thanks, next time!
Fortunately, there are plenty of hacks to help you go from beginner to pro as quickly as possible. Here are our proven eyeliners that really work.
- Find The Right Tool
- Get into Position
- Use a Pencil to Create the Shape
- Draw the Wing First
- Outline The Shape Of The Wing
- Grab a Post-it
- Prep Your Lids
- Smoke ‘n’ Smudge
Find The Right Tool
When it comes to eyeliner, there are many different styles and applications to choose from. Each type of liner has its pros and cons, so it’s important to find the right tool for your skill level and needs. If you’re new to the liner, a pencil like Life Liner Quick ‘N Easy, $19, is the easiest to use. When we created this product, we wanted to create a food that everyone, from beginners to pros, could easily use. It has excellent tips, is easy to handle, and has a good grip, so it is smudge-resistant and even waterproof. Let’s be real; when you hit the perfect wing, it should stay.
Get into Position
Positioning yourself correctly before starting the liner will be the final decision. First, get a mirror (even a big mirror!) so you can get close to your eyes so can see what you’re doing. Hold it a little under your eyes so that your lashes fall when lining – this will make the process easier. Then, to improve yourself, place your elbow (the hand used to use the liner) on the table or surface. If your hands are clenched, squeeze your toes for patience – we know it sounds crazy, but it really works!
Use a Pencil to Create the Shape
If you are a beginner, start by tracing the shape of the wing with a pencil, because this is easier to remove than liquid liner. Once the shape is finished, apply liquid liner on top and smooth it out anywhere with a Q-tip. If you’re short on time, try the best pencils, like our Life Liner Quick ‘N Easy Precision Liquid Liner, which makes drawing really easy even for beginners.
Draw the Wing First
While it may seem odd to start from the wing if you start from the far corner, it is easier to get the angle so that it lifts and draws the eye instead of pulling it. Chanel Temple, the global makeup artist at Hourglass Cosmetics, agrees: “I always start at the wing by drawing the corner of the eye and drawing a thin line slightly upwards.
Outline The Shape Of The Wing
Instead of thickening the width of the wing, show the shape and fill in. We like to start by drawing two wings before working on the lash line or the inner corner because this helps to keep the width and angle of the wings in the same direction.
One of our all-time favorite liner hacks is to use after-it to get a clean, straight look with an angle! It’s very convenient and makes the whole SO process easier. Start by placing the rear-its edge along the lower line and angle, so it meets near the tail end of your face. Use this edge as a guide to create your wing. Wait for the liner to set, then gently peel off the Post-it. Next, draw along your lashline to meet your wing.