Enhancing your eyes: Eyeliner or eye pencils?
To intensify and awaken your eyes, eyeliners and pencils are the most common products. But is there really a difference between the two? Pencils are the ideal product to enhance your eyes by intensifying them. When it comes to colour, there are no rules: it's all in the application to avoid a too bland or tired effect with brown, or on the contrary too hard with a black pencil... And for a more graphic and/or retro effect, eyeliner is the perfect product!
How to use eyeliner or pencil correctly?
The rule for a successful eyeliner or pencil line: don't rush! There are different types of eyeliner: the felt pen, ideal for beginners, the kohl format and finally the brush, which requires a little more dexterity. We'll guide you through the process:
The first step is to apply an eyeliner base. This will ensure that your liner stays on better and will also prevent it from running. You can add a neutral eye shadow to even out the look. Then place your pencil or eyeliner on the lash line and draw a thin line from the outside to the inside of the eye. To make sure you don't go overboard, always find a place to rest your elbow (on the edge of a table or sink, for example) and look straight ahead.
Then vary the thickness of your line: more or less intense, with or without a comma! Want a smoky effect? You can use a brush or cotton buds to slightly blur the line you have made :-) This is best done with a pencil, as gel eyeliners do not fade.
Eyeliners and pencils at Oh My Cream
Because at Oh My Cream, make-up also rhymes with clean, our pencils and eyeliners have been carefully selected and are made from ingredients with multiple benefits. If you're looking for a pencil, we recommend Jane Iredale's Eye Pencil: with mineral pigments and no chemical dyes...ideal for all eyes, even the most sensitive. For a more structured look, Ilia's Clean Line Liquid Eye Liner intensifies your look in seconds thanks to its intense black pigments. In addition, its felt-tip format guarantees PAR-FAI-TE precision. If, on the other hand, you are more comfortable with a brush, the Mystikol Jane Iredale will allow you to achieve precise and fine lines as well as smoky eyeshadows!