How to apply the colored liner?
Like any ointment or cream, the quality of application depends on the tool used. If your color liners don’t already come with a brush, Funes advises investing in the absolute best tools, especially if precision is a top priority. Funes shares his advice below.
Find the best tools
“If you’re doing graphic liner, you want a brush a few millimeters long. I use my By Melolops C2 brush or my Gavissi Beauty GV08 brush, both of which are very fine, to create precise lines and can also be used to create a thick line, too. If you’re applying dots to add accents to your look, use a nail art dotting tool for the easiest application or even a bobby pin.
Don’t be afraid to be creative
“Create a design, whether it’s a circle, a square, a triangle, a winged cat eye liner, a Marvel superhero logo, absolutely any what,” she said. Beginners can also start with a simple Winged Liner and progress to more complex Cut Creaser designs.
Activate the liner
If the liner pot or palette you are using is water activated, understanding how opaque or transparent you want your liner to be will determine the amount of water needed. “You only need to use a few drops of water to activate it to the right consistency,” advises Funes.
Dry, dry, dry
To avoid smudging or transferring, allow your liner plenty of time to dry. Once it’s dry you can build coverage depending on the look you want or add mascara and lashes.
What are you looking for in a colored liner?
Your criteria for colored liners depends on the look you want, but color and finish are very important to Funes. If I need a very distinct color, I’ll look to Glisten Cosmetics because they have the biggest range of shades I’ve ever seen,” she adds. Palettes give you more bang for your buck as they usually come with a multitude of shades to choose from that can be easily mixed or layered. “Because [palettes] are so versatile that I can find any finish, from shimmer to matte to duo-chrome. My favorites are mostly matte, but if you need an accent to your look, a good shimmer will make your eyes pop,” she adds.