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What’s the Best Eyeliner for You: Liquid, Gel, Pencil?

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Which makeup products in your collection are you often hesitant to use? For some of our customers, eyeliner can be challenging to master.

Perhaps you’re not sure how to choose the best type of eyeliner for your eye shape, eye colour, or skin type.

Whatever the case may be, now is a great time to get back into the groove of adding eyeliner to your everyday look. Eyeliner is an excellent addition to any makeup, allowing you to transform your makeup look in a flash! And with DB’s affordable eyeliners, amping up your makeup look has never been easier.

There are several methods for applying eyeliner, depending on which one you have. So to help you achieve that barely-there makeup look or something bigger and bolder, keep reading to discover our simple steps for choosing the right type of eyeliner for you.

Meet liquid eyeliner, our eye makeup staple

Liquid eyeliner is perfect for creating that bold wing or cat-eye look, which accentuates the shape of your eyes. However, choosing the right type of liquid eyeliner for your eye shape and skin type can often be tricky. That’s because liquid eyeliners often have different application brushes, pigmentation, and colours that are more compatible with certain skin types and complexions.

Regardless, the golden rule of liquid eyeliner is purchasing one with a super fine brush such as DB Cosmetics’ black Liquid Eye Liner. Liquid eyeliner will give you the freedom to recreate the top eyeliner styles, thanks to its versatility and the endless shapes you can make.

We recommend using liquid eyeliner if you:
  • Want to create a firmer, more defined liner look compared to pencil.
  • Have oily eyelids - We recommend using the black Absolute Precision Liquid Eyeliner Pen due to its smudge-proof, long-lasting formula.
  • Aren’t confident applying eyeliner in your waterline or have sensitive waterlines.

Create everyday looks with a pencil eyeliner

Pencil eyeliner is an essential makeup tool for achieving a subtle, more everyday look, especially beneficial for mature skin. There are many different types of eyeliner pencils available. However, if you are looking for an easy, soft, and smooth application, we recommend an eyeliner pencil such as our black Pigment Plus Eyeliner for all eye types!

We recommended using a pencil eyeliner:
  • If you want to achieve a smooth, bold waterline
  • If you have sensitive waterlines
  • If you enjoy using eyeliner for everyday looks
  • If you are a dry skin type
Make sure to apply pencil eyeliner above the waterline.

Get creative with gel eyeliner

Gel Eyeliner looks a little different to your usual eyeliners. They come in a small pot that holds the product loosely and is usually complemented with a small brush similar to a pencil brush used for application.

Our Streamliner Cream Gel Eyeliner comes with an integrated in-handle angled brush for flawless application, which is fantastic for first-time users! This gel eyeliner is perfect for building layers and smudging for a smokey eye look or if you’re feeling extra creative or want to improve your artistic application skills.

Gel eyeliner is also great for:
  • Creative eyeliner looks
  • Larger wings (think Amy Winehouse large!)
  • Dry skin (smoother along the skin for more straightforward application)
  • Deep pigmentation

Discover shadow liner - the liner you never knew you had!

Shadow liner is not your typical eyeliner. In fact, it's not even eyeliner! Shadow liner is a technique that can be applied with eyeshadow and a small brush along your eye line. The best part of using shadow liner is the myriad colours you can add to your existing eyeshadow pallets! While there aren’t too many rules for using shadow liners, you should always make sure you keep the shadow away from the waterline and use primer for a long-lasting look.

We recommend using shadow liner if you are:
  • Building a smokey eye look
  • Perfecting the subtle smudge effect
  • Adding a colourful pop to your eyes
To discover what eyeshadow colour is best for you, check out our “Which Eyeshadow Colour is Best For Your Eye Colour?” blog post.

All of our eyeliners are made with healthy ingredients that are suitable for sensitive eyes. Browse our eyeliner range online and find the best one for you! And don’t forget to follow us on our socials to keep up with the top eyeliner styles and our journey in making every day beautiful.