Liquid Vs. Pencil Eyeliner: Which One Is Better For Beginners?

Written by Sanya HamdaniSep 16, 2023
Liquid vs. pencil eyeliner: Which one is better for beginners?

No eye makeup look is ever complete without the perfect winged eyeliner. It is one of the first makeup products most women buy as they venture into the beauty world. While some can ace the perfect cat eye after the first few attempts others require precision, practice and the right eyeliner formula to get the work done. If you are a makeup newbie and confused which eyeliner will work best for you, here’s everything you need to know...


Liquid eyeliners

Pencil eyeliners

While watching makeup tutorials liquid eyeliners may look like the smoothest and easiest thing to work with. But reality is quite different, especially when you’re a newbie. You need a stable hand to get that one delicate stroke of precise application. Liquid liners can be quite unforgiving, one mistake and it messes up your entire look. However, the sharp, bold line that this type of eyeliner gives is unmatched. The Lakmé Insta Eye Liner – Black has been the first eyeliner for most Indian women and rightly so, because its thin brush is so easy to work with and gives intense pigmentation in one stroke.


Pencil eyeliners

Pencil eyeliners

The reason why so many types of eyeliners exist is because each has its own application and skill level. However, pencil eyeliners are considered to be the easiest and common type for everyday use. Since there’s no liquid involved, they are easier to work with and glide easily along the lash line to give an even look. One of the biggest mistakes most women make is that they don’t sharpen their pencils regularly and therefore don’t get the desired look. You can solve this by opting for retractable eyeliner such as the Lakmé Absolute Forever Silk Eyeliner, it has a soft creamy texture that sits comfortably on the eyes and omits the need for sharpening.

Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


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