Eyeliner Trends: Masterful Tips & Techniques For Mesmerizing Looks!

Written by Kinnari AsharJan 19, 2024
Eyeliner Trends: Masterful Tips & Techniques for Mesmerizing Looks!

If you're into makeup, you probably know eyeliner is an essential tool that can do wonders for your eyes. It can transform your look completely, whether you're going for a subtle and natural look or something bold and dramatic. We will discuss the different types of eyeliner, how to apply them perfectly, and the current trends to look out for.  

Eyeliner Trends: Masterful Tips & Techniques for Mesmerizing Looks! 

People have used eyeliner in cosmetics for centuries, tracing its history back to ancient Egypt. From the iconic winged eyeliner to today's clean and precise lines, eyeliner has remained a staple in the makeup world.  

Different Types of Eyeliners 


Different eyeliners are available in the market, each with features and benefits. Let’s take a look at them. 

1. Pencil eyeliner 


Eyeliner pencil is a classic option that is easy to use and creates a natural look. It's also great for smudging and blending, making it a popular choice for creating a smoky eye effect. 

The Lakmé 9to5 Eyeconic Ultra Smooth Kohl Liner is the ultimate tool for creating a bold, glamorous look that will turn heads. With intense black pigment lasting up to 24 hours, this kajal eyeliner is waterproof and won't smudge or fade. With a smooth tip application every time, you can create any eyeliner looks you desire with this waterproof eyeliner pencil – from soft, precise liners to a bold and beautiful waterline.  

2. Liquid eyeliner 

It is perfect for achieving sharp and precise lines. This type of eyeliner is ideal for creating dramatic and bold looks. It comes with a fine-tipped brush to draw a clean and accurate line. 

3. Gel eyeliner 

A gel eyeliner is a long-lasting, waterproof eyeliner option that is easy to apply and provides a smooth and rich colour. It's perfect for creating a winged or cat-eye look, as it glides smoothly and stays put all day long. 

Techniques for Applying Eyeliner 

When applying eyeliner, you have several techniques at your disposal to achieve a variety of looks. 

1. Basic application techniques 

The primary application technique involves using a steady hand to draw a thin line of eyeliner along your upper lash line. This technique is ideal for those new to using eyeliner and wanting to create a simple, classic eyeliner looks. 

2. Winged eyeliner


Winged eyeliner, on the other hand, involves creating a sharp wing at the outer corner of your eye. This technique requires more skill and precision but can create a dramatic and flattering effect. To achieve this look, draw a line along your upper lash line and then extend it towards the end of your eyebrow. The line should then be thickened and angled upwards to create the wing

If you want to perfect your winged eyeliner game, the Lakmé Eyeconic Pro Brush Liner is a must-have. You can easily create sharp, clean lines you've always wanted with a precise pro brush tip. The steady grip and easy-glide application make it super easy to use. Plus, it's flake-proof and waterproof for up to 36 hours, so you don't have to worry about smudging or fading. The intense colour pay-off and a perfect matte finish make this best eyeliner an ideal choice for any occasion.  

3. Smoky eyeliner 

Smoky eyeliner is another popular technique that involves blending the eyeliner to create a smoky effect. This technique is ideal for those who want to create a sultry, smouldering look. To achieve this look, draw a line along your upper lash line and smudge it with a brush or sponge to create a smoky effect. 

4. Double line eyeliner 

Double-line eyeliner is a technique that involves drawing two lines of eyeliner along your lash line. This technique can create a bold and dramatic effect and is ideal for those who want to make a statement with their eye makeup. To achieve this look, draw a thin line along your upper lash line and a second, thicker line above it. 

5. Graphic eyeliner 

Finally, graphic eyeliner involves creating bold and creative designs using eyeliner. This technique can create various looks, from simple geometric shapes to intricate designs. You should use a steady hand and a fine-tipped eyeliner brush to achieve this look to create the desired design. 

Tips for Perfect Eyeliner Application 


You should keep a few things in mind when you want to achieve a flawless eyeliner look. Here's how to apply eyeliner perfectly: 

1. Prepping the eyelids 

Firstly, prepping your eyelids ensures the eyeliner goes smoothly and lasts all day. You can apply an eye primer or concealer to create a smooth base. 

2. Choosing the right eyeliner 

Next, choosing the right eyeliner is crucial for achieving your desired look. Gel, liquid, and pencil eyeliners all have unique benefits, so it's essential to consider your preferences and eye shape before choosing. 

3. Proper technique for different eye shapes 

Proper technique is also essential when it comes to applying eyeliner. Different eye shapes require different techniques, so learning what works best for your features is necessary. For example, if you have round eyes, you can benefit from a cat-eye technique, while those with hooded eyes may want to focus on tightlining. 

4. Fixing mistakes 

Of course, mistakes can happen, so it's essential to know how to fix them. If you make a mistake, you can use a cotton swab dipped in micellar water to gently remove it, and you can use some concealer to cover up any smudges. 

5. Maintenance and removal 

Finally, proper maintenance and removal are crucial for your eyes' health and eyeliner's longevity. Remove all makeup at the end of the day and avoid rubbing or tugging your eyes.  

Latest Eyeliner Trends 

Let's look at some of the most popular current eyeliner trends. 

1. Coloured eyeliner 


This trend involves using bold and bright colours like blue, green, purple, and even pink instead of the usual black or brown eyeliner. The key to nailing this trend is to keep the rest of your makeup minimal and let your eyes do the talking. 

If you are looking for coloured eyeliner to create infinite trendy looks, look no further than Lakmé Absolute Explore Eye Pencils. Its smooth texture glides on effortlessly to create stunning eye looks for every occasion. With the intensity of a liquid eyeliner, these pencils offer a range of shades suitable for every mood.  

2. Glitter eyeliner 


If you love everything shimmery, the glitter eyeliner trend is perfect for you. Depending on your preference, you can choose a subtle sparkle or a bold glittery look. 

Ready to add some sparkle to your eyes? Get your hands on Lakmé Glitterati Collection Shine Eyeliner. With five glittering shades to choose from, this eyeliner is perfect for adding a touch of glamour to any look. Its easy glide formula and applicator make it a breeze to use, while its intense colour and metallic finish deliver the perfect shine definition.  

3. Neon eyeliner 

Neon colours are having a moment, and neon eyeliner is no exception. This trend uses bright neon colours like yellow, orange, and green to create a bold, eye-catching look. 

4. Negative space eyeliner 

This trend involves creating a graphic eyeliner look by leaving space between the liner and your lash line. The result is a unique, edgy look perfect for a night out. 

5. Metallic eyeliner 

Metallic eyeliners are a great way to add shine and glamour to your makeup look. You can either go for a bold metallic look or a more subtle one using a metallic liner to accentuate your usual black or brown eyeliner. 

FAQs about Eyeliner Trends 

Q1. What is the difference between tightlining and waterlining? 

Tightlining involves applying eyeliner to the upper waterline of your eye to make your lashes appear fuller and darker, while waterlining involves applying eyeliner to the lower waterline of your eye to make your eyes appear bigger and brighter. 

Q2. How can I get the perfect winged eyeliner? 

To achieve a perfect winged eyeliner look, draw a line from the outer corner of your eye towards the end of your eyebrow. Then, draw a line from the end of that line back down towards your lash line, creating a triangle shape. Fill in the triangle with eyeliner and repeat on the other eye. 

Q3. What is the best type of eyeliner to use? 

The best type of eyeliner depends on your preference and the look you want to achieve. Pencil eyeliners are great for a soft, smudged look, while liquid eyeliners are perfect for a sharp, precise line. Gel eyeliners are versatile and can be used to create various looks. 

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