Eyeliner Guide for Beginners

Yay, an eyeliner guide for makeup beginners! 

If you're having trouble learning how to do eyeliner styles, then you've come to the right place! 

I know first hand how hard it can be learning when to use waterline eyeliner vs pen eyeliner

I hope this will help to answer all of your questions!

Eyeliner Guide for Beginners:

Automatic Eyeliner: 

Pros: Draws on dark, lasts a while, very forgiven if mistakes or smudges are made. 

Cons: May fade throughout the day. 

Best Used For: Lining your bottom eyelid, smokey eye look. 

Brush & Liquid Eyeliner:

Pros: Draws on smoothly, lasts a long time. 

Cons: Can be difficult for beginners to learn how to use. 

Best Used For: For the top lid, great for winged eyeliner look. 

Cream "Gel" Eyeliner: 

Pros: Lasts the longest out of all the options, draws on the smoothest, waterproof, appears very smooth. 

Cons: Difficult to remove, most expensive option. 

Best Used For: Lining your top lid, winged eyeliner, special effects eyeliner. 

Eye Shadow Eyeliner: 

Pros: Comes in a wide variety of shades. 

Cons: Has to be sharpened, doesn't appear as dark as some the other options do. 

Best Used For: The smudged eyeliner look, smokey eye, waterline eyeliner. 


Manual Pencil Eyeliner: 

Pros: Great for everyday wear, excellent for beginners, for forgiving if you make any mistakes.

Cons: Has to be sharpened, doesn't appear as dark as some the other options do. 

Best Used For: The smudged eyeliner look, smokey eye, waterline eyeliner. 


Pen Eyeliner: 

Pros: Easy to learn how to use, cheap, easy to find, great for winged eyeliner. 

Cons: Has to dry or it will smudge, can run.

Best Used For: Lining the top lid, winged eyeliner, special effects eyeliner. 


Well, there you have it! Those are the six most common eyeliner products on the market right now! 

I personally own every single one of them and enjoy them all for different purposes. 

I hope that you've found this most helpful! 


Which eyeliner product is your favorite?!?!


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