by: Tom Butler
Today, eyeliner is often applied as part of a daily make up routine. There are five commonly-used types :
• Kohl – Very dark, soft powder. Available in loose powder, pressed powder or pencil form. This type of eyeliner is the most similar to that used by ancient civilisations.
• Liquid – Dark, opaque liquid. Applied with felt or a brush, forming a sharp line that usually isn’t smudged.
• Gel – Dark gel. Applied using a brush, to give an appearance that is much softer than other types of eyeliner.
• Powder Pencil – Eyeliner in pencil form. The eyeliner is drawn directly onto the skin, with no need for a separate applicator.
• Wax Pencil – Softer eyeliner in pencil form. Drawn directly on the skin, and often available in vivid colours. Wax eyeliner may also come in the form of a compact.
Eyeliner on the Waterline
A common eyeliner technique is to apply it directly to the eye’s waterlines. This is the area found above the lashes on the lower eyelid, and below the lashes on the upper eyelid.
The waterline method can result in the eye appearing more boldly defined than other techniques. However, applying it to the waterline has been shown to pose a risk to the eye itself.
“We noticed that the makeup migration happened quicker and was greater when eyeliner was put on the inner lid margin.”
Dr Alison Ng, of the Centre for Contact Lens Research at the University of Waterloo, conducted a study that looked into the risks posed by eyeliner wear………
read more: http://eyecare.lenstore.co.uk/eyeliner-damaging-your-eyes