As a makeup artist, some parts of the makeup application process come more naturally to me (foundation, eyebrows, lips) while there are other things that I am continually refining. Eyeliner falls in the latter category. Having the right tools is essential to achieving great results, whether it be an ultra thin line or perfectly winged liner. Pencil, gel or liquid liner can be used to achieve just about any look, depending on the finish and longevity you desire.
Recently, to speed up my eyeliner application and give me more versatility, I bought some eye liner pens from Eyeko and Collection 2000. I bought all 3 of Eyeko’s Graffiti Eyeliner Pen (£5.50) on a whim after watching a couple YouTube videos. To my surprise, they were running on a special at the time: 3 for £11.50 + shipping. A steal in my book. Collection 2000′s Extreme 24hr Felt Tip Liner (£2.99) is always affordable and available in UK stores. Here are the colours drawn on my hand:
These pens are great for thin and thick line. Also, if you want to do a 60s-inspired cut crease look, these are perfect for that! As you can see, the Collection 2000 teal liner needs some serious eye makeup remover (or just oil) to completely get rid of it. The Eyeko ones on the other hand can be swiped away with a simple makeup wipe so you might want to use an eye shadow on top of it for longevity.
Overall, for the money, I’m quite happy with these pens. They aren’t a replacement for gel liner and an eyeliner brush, but I’m glad they are in my beauty arsenal.