Used by every woman and girl, the eyeliner is a cosmetic meant to define the eyes by applying it around the contour of the eye to create different aesthetic illusions. First used as a dark black line around the eyes in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, the eyeline appeared not only for aesthetics but also to protect the skin from the sun or even to protect the wearer from the evil eye. But a lot has changed since then. The heavy use of eyeliner has been associated, in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, with Gothic and Punk fashion. Even today, eyeliner is used as a daily make-up for defining the eye or creating the optical illusion of a wider or smaller eye. The eyeliner can be used for creating different looks or highlighting various features of the eyes, placing it in specific areas of the eye. It’s purpose is to make lashes seem lush, but it can also enhance or change the shape of the eye, or simply draw attention to this area. You can apply the eyeliner below lower lashes or above upper lashes or both, even on the water lines of the eye. To see some examples of how to wear an eyeliner, you should study the image above and choose the right one for you.
There are at least 12 basic styles of eyelines:
– Classic – This line starts from above the iris and ends outside the exterior corner of the eye where the line gets thicker.
– Pin-up – This is a long line that starts from the inner corner of the eye and goes all the way to the exterior corner of the eyelid – good for elongating the eye and offering a sensual Marylin Monroe look – only wear it at events.
– Smooth – This is a rounded line that follows the upper line above the lashes – suitable for daily wear.
– Simple – This is a very thin, sharp line that follows the upper line above the lashes – suitable for daily wear.
– Drama – The black line is very thick and it covers the entire upper eyelid, while the lower eyelid is blackened, especially the water line – suitable only for evening wear.
– Luxe – Uses the same areas as the Drama – eyeline, except that the line is much thiner – suitable only for evening wear.
– Feline – A sharp line that starts from a very thin line in the inner corner, and it gets up right at the outer corner, with long eyelashes this is suitable, for special romantic evenings.
– Egyptian – We are discussing a thicker double line that gets a small curl at the exterior corner, and it gets down from the lower eyelid line – suitable for evening wear in the club.
– Bold – This line is thick from the begining till the end, only on the upper eyelid – suitable for getting out with your friends.
– Everyday – This is a line that is thick on the middle of the eyelid, right above the iris for bigger eyes – suitable for everyday wearing.
– Double-up – Subtle line that accentuates the exterior coner of the eye, upper and lower eyelid at the same time – Perfect for daily wear.
– Basic – Subtle line that accentuates the interior corner of the eye, upper and lower eyelid at the same time – Perfect for daily wear.