Lining your eyes shouldn't be that big of a deal, right? There is an art to getting that perfect look depending on what you wish to accomplish. First things first, so let's start with the basics. If you want a beautiful look, you will first have to be able to draw a straight line. Before you begin, start out by dusting your lid with a little translucent powder. This will absorb any oils that maybe laying on the skin's surface and it will also hide any visible veins. Next, you should warm the tip of the pencil by rolling it between your fingertips. This will make it more pliable and easier to adhere to the lid. Then you want to grab the outer corner of your eye taut to give you more control over the application process. Do not pull to forcefully though because this will encourage premature wrinkling of the skin. With the pencil start at the inner corner working your way outward with a thin line. Make sure that there is no visible gaps between the line and the lashes. If your eyes are close set, then only outline the outer corners. If you want to make your eyes look bigger, then extend the eyeliner a little past the corner of your eyes. Using a small makeup brush apply matching eyeshadow over top of the lining to seal it. Soften with a cotton swab if it is too dark. Pencils work well if your like me, from the maturing generation. Liquid tend to show on the surface of the ridges of the skin showing your age. Yes, eyeliner pencils are still around to serve the best of the rest of us.
The younger generation has many new options to chose from when it comes to framing the eyes. There are many new liquid eyeliners and gel eyeliners on the market today to chose from than when I was in my twenties. Furthermore, the style in which the eyes are lined can change depending upon your mood. Here is some examples of the newer styles that are bound to get you noticed.