How to Apply Gel and Liquid Liners

gel eyeliner tutorialWe’ll teach you how to apply gel or liquid based liner for a more dramatic look than using a pencil.  Most gel liners are either water resistant or waterproof.  These liners are great for those who don’t want to fuss with a liner all day.  Typically these liners stay in place for 8 hrs or more. A liquid liner will give you a more precise line to the eye and are great for creating a cat eye effect.

All you need is:

1) Gel based liner

2) Thin pointed eyeliner brush or angled brush

3) Mirror

 Step 1

Grab color from the gel pot by using the pointed or angled brush and saturate brush from left to right with a sweeping motion. Be sure not to overdo it with the gel product.  Your brush should have just enough color and not look clumpy.

Step 2

Place the point of the brush flat and horizontal from the inner corner of the upper eyelid and drag the brush to the center of the eyelid.  Next flip the brush toward the outer corner of the eye and drag to connect to the center of the eye.  This is the same concept as we used with the pencil liner and this helps to control the product and give you a steadier hand while creating the line.

Step 3:

Using the same technique as above start from the bottom lash line and lay the point of the brush flat and horizontal from the inner corner of the bottom eyelid to the bottom center of the eyelid.  Again flip the brush to the outer corner of the eyelid and drag to connect to the center of the eye.

Once your liner is complete you can add a thicker liner by using the same technique above and layering another line on top of the gel liner.  To create a lifting effect you can add a slight wing to the outer corner of the eye. Look in the direction of the inner tear duct and starting slightly above the outer corner of the eye, place the point or angle of the brush and drag the color down into the lash line.  This may take a few tries, but once you get it, you’ll love it!

 

Next up is Liquid Liner!  Whatever look you desire liquid liner is a lot of fun and can be used on top of pencils and gel based liners.  Here’s a quick how to for liquid liners.

 

Products:

1.) Liquid Liner

2.) * Optional angled brush

3.) Mirror

We will be using the same application technique as the pencil and gel liner.

Before applying the pen or applicator, test the product on the back of your hand for color intensity and use a back and forth motion to glide the product on the skin.  If the color comes out evenly then you can start to use the applicator on the eyes.  Usually the brush applicators are over saturated with liquid and to ensure a clean line, test the applicator by drawing lines on the back of your hand until the line is smooth.

 

Step 1:

Starting from the inner corner of the eye place the point of the applicator flat and horizontal from the inner corner of the upper eyelid and drag the applicator to the center of the eyelid.  Look to the outer corner of the eye as this will help flatten the eyelid so the pen has a smooth path to line.  If you find that the line is skipping that usually means that the surface of the eyelid needs to be extended and looking in the opposite direction when you line your eyes will help to create a smooth line.  Now look to the inner corner of the eye and  flip the liner toward the outer corner of the eye and drag to connect to the center of the eye. You can create a cat eye effect by staying here and going slightly above the lash line and drag the tip of the liner down into the lash line.  You could also use an *angled brush to help define the eyes more precisely if you have a hard time using the pen.

Step 2:

If you choose to line your eyes on the bottom of the eyelids use the same technique as the gel liner.  Start from the bottom lash line and lay the point of the applicator flat and horizontal from the inner corner of the bottom eyelid to the bottom center of the eyelid.  Again flip the liner to the outer corner of the eyelid and drag to connect to the center of the eye.  Liquid liner will definitely give you an intense line so you may chose to use a pencil or gel based liner for the bottom lash line instead of a liquid. The choice is yours.

 

You’re done!  Have fun creating a perfect line with pencil, gel or liquid!  Keep practicing and we’ll show you how to do a cat eye in our video tutorial!

 

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