All about the eyeliner

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013

Gel Eyeliner
Eyeliner is essential for great eye definition, day or night. If you need your eyeliner to last the distance, a gel eyeliner is definitely something you should include in your makeup kit! It’s easier to apply than liquid liners and last much longer than most eye pencils.

While everyone can use this product, I’ve found people with very oily eyelids or Asian and hooded eyes tend to like it the most.


Product Pros:


  • Great staying power – at least double the time of pencil eyeliner.
  • Easier application and control than liquid eyeliner.
  • It is water resistant – great for brides.
  • Works well on inner eye rims.
  • Extensive colour ranges, from classic black gel to bold neon colours.
  • Available from many brands with differing price points. My favourites are Bobbi Brown Long-wear Gel Eyeliner (pictured above right) for consistency and MAC for colour range.
  • Lasts several years provided promptly close the lid after each use.


 Product Cons:


  • It is more expensive than pencil eyeliner and you need to buy a brush for application.
  • Application requires a steady hand, and therefore some practise.
  • Because it is water resistant, you need a well formulated eye make-up remover, rather than a general cleanser like Cetaphil.