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.

OVER HYPED: Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner

Benefit’s They’re Real Push-Up Liner when I first heard about it I though it was a really unique concept and the only eyeliner I know of its kind (I have since seen that Maybelline released a very similar liner a while ago) II had extreme high hopes for this product and it turned out to be a real let down. The application was uneven and clumpy; the formula itself was just too crumbly and dry and the applicator wasn’t firm enough to work with such crumbly formula. This product did not work well for winged eyeliner/upper liner as the formula was so soft the line ended up clumpy and uneven. Benefit describe this as a “lash hugging gel liner pen” so I hoped this eyeliner would be good for tightlining, but it was just a big goopy mess, the dry formula sort of “balled” up and wouldn’t grip to the area in between the lashes. In terms of staying power it failed on all counts. Benefit call this eyeliner “budge proof” but in under six hours of wear this eyeliner had completely smudged, it was all above my crease and halfway across my temples, the liner also flaked onto my cheeks. I’m so disappointed with this product and can say it is one of the worst eyeliners I have ever tried, I had hoped for so much more. Out 27th of June

*This product was sent to me for consideration disclosure policy.

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winged gel liner tutorial-

1. Prep the eye. Be sure to apply any eyeshadow you want before applying the eyeliner.

2. Taking a gel liner, line the eyes from the inner to outer corner staying close to the lashline. Make the liner as thick or thin as your desired look. For a rounder looking eye, apply liner thicker towards the middle of the lid. For an almond shaped eye, apply it thicker towards the outer corner. To keep the shape of your eye, apply an even line following your natural shape.

3. With your eye open, decide where you want the highest point of the liner and mark it.

4. Keeping your eye open, draw a wing connecting the highest point to the meeting of your lashlines. Doing this with your eyes open will help you to see exactly where your liner will lay when finished. It can help you to avoid or be aware of any fine lines or folds in the lid.

5. Back to the highest point of the liner, connect it to the already existing liner. You can either curve the line or keep it straight depending on your preference.

6. Color in the sparse area and clean up any jagged lines. Done!

Products used:

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner 


-Remember your eyes are not identical! What you do to one eye, you may not have to for the other! ex. If one eye has more lid space, you may have to build up more liner on that eye to make the lids appear similar.

-Try not to do one entire eye perfect and then expect the same on the other. Do step one on one eye, then step one on the next. Step two on one, then step two on the next, etc. That way, you’re looking at your eyes as a whole to the look, rather than separate pieces. 

Fan of the bestselling Benefit They’re Real! Mascara? Well, guess what: There’s a new addition to the family. Meet They’re Real! Push-Up Liner, the world’s first lash-hugging, gel liner pen. Like its sister mascara, this eyeliner honestly enhances your eyes in a major way—and has a serious dose of innovation to boot.  We caught up with Annie Ford Danielson, the brand’s Global Beauty Authority to get the launch details. Below, we’ve listed the top ten real benefits of this new eyeliner. KELLEY HOFFMAN

1. It’s a gel in a pen.
“The pen provides the perfect balance between flexibility and stability,” says Annie Ford Danielson. “The flexibility makes application easier and more forgiving. The stability gives exception control for the perfect line.”

2. It has an innovative tip.
“The patented AccuFlexTM tip is the biggest point of difference from all other liners. They’re Real! Push-Up Liner is the only liner that has a tip that is wide, angled, and flat. The AccuFlex tip draws an easy line along the curved surface of your eye and a flat, wide guard pushes your lashes aside so you can get closer to the lash line.”

3. The formula is tried and tested.
“Benefit spent five years developing this liner. It took over 70 modifications to get it right.”

4. It’s ergonomically designed.
“Benefit designed the pen to fit perfectly in your hand. The tapered body makes it easy for you to apply the liner in any position.”

5. The formula is waterproof and lasts all day.
“It’s key to have a budgeproof, smudgeproof liner with ultimate staying power.”

6. It delivers a flattering line for everyone.
“The AccuFlex tip hugs the curve of every eye shape.”

7. The amount of product to use has been predetermined for your ease. 
“It just takes one click for perfectly lined eyes.”

8. It helps make your eyes look larger.
“Lining close to your lash line opens up your eyes and makes them larger. The larger the eye, the sexier the eye!”

9. It’s unique tip offers a cool trick to getting a winged liner look.
“Start on the inner corner of the eye for close precision, and glide straight across the lash line to the outer corner of the eye (where the eyelashes stop). Flip They’re Real! Push-Up Liner backwards (so the tip is pointing towards the tail end of the eyebrows). Draw a line starting from the middle crease of the eye downwards in one simple stroke to connect the wing to the tail end of your lash line.”

10. It’s revolutionized the intimidating eyeliner application process.
“Lining your eyes is one of the biggest beauty dilemmas that no company has ever solved. Benefit created They’re Real! Push-Up Liner to make it easy for every girl.”

Shop Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Eyeliner available at Sephora June 27>


Neutral Staked Smoky Eye: Tartelette tutorial

Sorry for the wait! My computer’s been down half the week so I’ve only just started to clear the backlog of unedited photos and posts.

Here’s a quick sculpted smoky eye using nothing but neutrals, but I also added stacked liners, a metallic brown on top of a black. Steps are all above and products used are listed below!

  • Shu Uemura Hard Formula 9 Pencil in Grey
  • Tarte Tartelette palette
  • Marc Jacobs Magic Marc’er Precision Pen
  • Tarte Clay Pot Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Bronze
  • Benefit They’re Real Mascara in Black

If you want a softer look, all you need to do is substitute shades 2, 3, and 4 with lighter colors. 

P.S. For those who asked, you can absolutely use this palette for school and work. Just use softer shades and stick with only one darker color along the lashes. (Or just wear stacked liner and keep your lids clean with a single skin-toned eyeshadow from any brand!)