cream gel eyeliner


Many of you have requested a tutorial on how I do eyeliner on myself and on shoots - so I chose 6 eyeliner looks that are easy to transition from one to the other. 
You can use a variety of eyeliners to create these styles; Liquid Liner, Gel Liner, Cream Eyeliner and even Cake Eyeliner. 

I am using Kryolan Cream Liner in Ebony for this tutorial. And my preferred brush is a paint brush.


A crash course in eyeliner basics.

While the purpose of eyeliner is to help define your eye, the specific product you pick and the final look you create is entirely in up to you.  There are a few important things to keep in mind when shopping for an eyeliner, namely: your level of expertise, how much flexibility you’d like to have with your formula before it sets, the effect of the formula (matte, shiny, etc), and the end look you’d like to create (smudged, winged, etc). With nearly 150 eyeliner products available on, we sat down with Stephanie Hilgendorf, Senior Manager of Color and Artistry Programs to help explain the different types of eyeliners there are—and what each can do for you. KELLEY HOFFMAN

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The lowdown: “Pencil is most people’s introduction to liner. I think that’s the standard—always has been, always will be. It’s what people feel most familiar and comfortable with. There’s no dry down—so if you make a mistake, you can correct it easily.”

Best for: Traditional, natural, tightline, smudged.

Subtypes: Chubby (best for smoky looks), kajal/kohl (best for the waterline and smudged looks).

Tip: “Pencils are actually one of the best eyeliner types if you want a smudgy look. You don’t need to be super precise. Even if you’re an eyeliner novice, it’s a format where you don’t have to have a steady hand. You can just do dashes across the whole eye, and then take a smudge brush and wiggle it, just moving up to diffuse the line so you end up with a really nice smudged liner.”

Pair with: SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Precision Smudge Brush #29

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The lowdown: “In terms of expertise level, cream is in-between the chubby stick and a gel. There are some creams that will set, and give you that long-lasting look, and then there are some that have a lot of play time. So if you’re one who doesn’t have the steadiest of hand, but you want the extra oomph of saturation, a cream is good to use.”

Best for: Primer for smoky eye, traditional, natural.

Tip: “You can also smudge cream into your eyeshadow base. If you want to go super smoky eye, or you want your shadow to last a long time, you could take a cream liner, and place it all over the lid, and then put shadow on top of it to create a really nice stick.”

Pair with: SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Gel Liner Brush #26SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Angled Liner Brush #22 (for more defined looks), SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Cream Shadow Brush #28 (for smoky looks).

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The lowdown: “If you’re ready to move up from pencil, but not ready to commit to liquid, gel is your friend. It’s going to last much longer on your skin, and give you more saturation of color at the lash line than a pencil, but it has flexibility before it sets, so you are able to have some wiggle room with mistakes.”

Best for: Tightline, winged, traditional, natural.

Tip: “Gel is really great for tightlining. Dip a flat liner brush into the gel, apply it right at the base of your lashes with a little wiggle, move over in your lash line, wiggle a little more, mover over, wiggle a little more, and continue. Aim for the skin you see in between the roots of your lashes.”

Pair with: SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Flat Liner Brush #25 (for tightlining), SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Gel Liner Brush #26

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The lowdown: “The intention of a liquid liner is to give full, saturated definition to the lash line. Everything’s very precise with liquid.”

Best for: Traditional, natural, tightline, winged, graphic, shine.

Subtypes: Brush tip (best for advanced precision), felt tip (best for those with less of steady hand).

Tip: “Most people use liquid for a winged look. Don’t think you have to do one swoop and that’s it. It will never work that way. Whatever you’re trying to do, start with small strokes, build the shapes, and then once you’ve gotten to a really great area, where you feel like, ‘Oh, I can connect the dots now,’ that’s where you go and do that final sweep, that will give the polish to the liner.”

Pair with: SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Gel Liner Brush #26, SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Bent Liner Brush #23


anonymous asked:

can you recommend me some asian beauty / skincare products? :) I know you own a few!

  • [3CE] Cream Blusher #Baby peach
  • [3CE] Lip Color #506 Daily Lady
  • [3CE] Lip Lacquer #Bon Bon
  • [Cure] Natural Aqua Gel
  • [Enprani] The Gold Ray D Foundation
  • [Etude House] Surprise Essence Concealer
  • [ETUDE HOUSE] Wonder Pore White Clay
  • [Eyemazing] Jun Komori False Eyelashes #101
  • [HERA] Rouge Holic #103 Seoulista
  • [Holika Holika] Honey Bouquet Shine Gloss #SPK103 Berry Berry
  • [Holika Holika] Jewel-Light Blusher #05 Raspberry
  • [Innisfree] “It’s Real” Sheet Mask
  • [Innisfree] Color Glow Lipstick #07 Moistful Purple
  • [Innisfree] Creamy Tint Lipstick
  • [innisfree] Mineral Shading #8 Choco
  • [IOPE] Face Defining Blusher #02 Shimmer Peach
  • [Koji] Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner
  • [Kose] Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil
  • [Lioele] Aroma Waterproof Lip & Eye Remover
  • [Lioele] Skin Fix Makeup Base
  • [Lioele] Triple the Solution BB Cream
  • [Lunasol] Vivid Clear Eyes #05 Pink Beige
  • [Skinfood] Pomegranate Lip Chic #PK01 Chic Modern Pink
  • [SkinFood] Red Orange Makeup Finish #Glossy
  • [The Face Shop] Lovely ME:EX Design My Eyebrow
  • [THE FACE SHOP] Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam
  • [THE FACE SHOP] The Smim Radiating Moisturizing Cream
  • [TONYMOLY] Backstage Gel Eyeliner

» This is LEARNTOMAKEUP and I’m Valeria «

I hope you all are having an incredible and fantastic day! 

Today’s topic is EYELINER ♥ Tons of techniques, tons of colors, tons of formulas, tons of presentations that we can get overwhelmed. I will be explaining what eyeliner you can buy or use and how to apply it. 

Eyeliner makes a huge difference, it can take a basic eye makeup application to a fully realized look that accentuates your lashes and the shape of your eye. Eyeliner can be sexy, elegant, or subtle. However, it can be harsh, overly dramatic, or sloppy but it depends on how you apply it.

Applying eyeliner to maximize your eye contour and size takes a bit of experimenting, but once you’ve mastered it, eyeliner will take your makeup look to a whole new level. Below we explain everything you need to know about how to select and apply the right eyeliner to complete your look!



If you are looking for a dramatic look to make your eyes pop choose shades of blue, green or any colorful liner.

If you are looking for bold result to add depth to your lashes and make them appear thicker choose shades of dark brown, gray, deep plum, or black. 



You need a fine-tip pointed brush so you can be precise. Using powder eyeshadow as your eyeliner can achieve a softer look than you can with other types of liners. Be sure to tap any excess powder off the brush before lining; that reduces the risk of getting specks of powder eyeshadow on your cheek or in your eye.


Pencil eyeliners tend to smear and smudge, unless you find a really good one that isn’t too creamy or too slick. After applying the pencil eyeliner, apply a small amount of eyeshadow over it to help keep it from smearing. Applying a matching powder eyeshadow over helps eyeliner last a lot longer.


They offer dramatic color payoff. You have to wash the brush applicator after every use to prevent the gel or cream from hardening on the brush hairs. They don’t smear, they are especially great for anyone with oily eyelids or for use in humid climates.


This is the most difficult to apply. It takes a steady hand, but it also offers the most precise and defined line. Look for liquid liner that comes with a thin, fine-point or felt-tip “inkwell” brush for impressive results. 

3. Determine if You Want a Thin or Thick Line



The thickness and intensity of the eyeliner should correlate with the size of your eyelid so the larger the eyelid area, the thicker yet softer the eyeliner should be. The smaller the eyelid area, the thinner and more intense the liner should be. 


• Apply eyeliner as close to the lash line as possible, and place it between each and every eyelash.

It’s best to apply liner after your eyeshadow to create a defined, solid line. It’s also best to use a magnifying mirror so you can be sure you get the liner between each eyelash.

Keep the line as thin as possible. 

If you desire a thicker line, you can always build up to it, but it’s much easier to add liner than it is to remove what’s already there.

To add drama, line the outer corner more thickly. 

Start with a thin line on the inner corner of the lash line and gradually make it thicker toward the back third of the lid for an attractive, classic look. You can do your line as thicker as you want.  

Remember that if you have a request about an specific topic let me know so I can help you. As always I’m open to suggestions and question so if you need any information I’m here for you!

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Love you all, Valeria.

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