Eyeliner has been used for many years to define the shape of the eyes and accentuate them. In South Asian cultures especially, bold black eyes are traditionally thought of to be signs of beauty. Eyeliners are available in liquid form and are available with thin applicator brushes for ease in application.
Modern fashions have changed the way eyeliners are applied. Eyeliners were used earlier to draw thin lines drawn along the edges of the upper and lower eyelids to open up the eyes. Makeup artists now use eye liners to draw smoky eyes. Eyeliners are available in the traditional black, but also in blues, browns, greens, greys and metallic shades.
Eyeliners are an indispensable part of eye makeup and are long lasting. The user needs to use remover to remove eyeliner at the end of the day. Complaints against eyeliners were that eyeliner was not proof against tears and sweat. The eyeliner smudged a short time after application and led to unsightly eyes.
In response to popular demand from consumers, make up companies came up with waterproof eyeliner. The eyeliners were made with a high content of silicone and wax. This made the eyeliner waterproof and super long-wearing. The eyeliner is made to be soft after application and combine rich colour with excellent coverage. The shades are specially selected to look great on any skin tone. The eyeliner is formulated to easily blend in.
The eyeliner is waterproof and transfer resistant. Most of the waterproof eyeliners are free of mineral oil and often have additives to prevent drying. Waterproof eyeliners are a must if you plan on swimming .The waterproof eyeliner stays on without smudging even in water.
How to Apply Waterproof Eyeliner
1. Select the colour of eyeliner.
2. Shake the bottle well before use. Dip the brush in the liquid taking care to remove excess eyeliner.
3. Resting the elbow of the hand you are going to use on a table, prop the palm on your face and hold the brush/pencil like you would hold a pen.
4. Look straight ahead with your eyes half closed. Using the free hand, slightly pull the upper eyelid towards the outer end of the eye.
5. Draw a line on the upper eyelid as close to the lashes as possible. The line should be thicker in the middle and thinner at the sides.
6. Using the free hand, pull the lower eyelid slightly downwards.
7. Draw a line on the lower eyelid starting from the inner end of the eye till the outer end.
Eyeliner brushes need to be cleaned after every use. Eye makeup and brushes should never be shared to prevent spread of infections.