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Liquid or Gel Eyeliner?


I've only used pencil eyeliner before but have been thinking of switching to liquid or gel to get a more defined look. Having not used either of them before I'm not really sure which is the better option.

I bought a Stilia black liquid eyeliner from Sephora mainly b/c for the gel one you had to buy the eyeliner and a brush ($27 $15) whereas the liquid one you just use the tube ($26). I tried the liquid one once and it is a bit darker but I don't know if it's that much better than the pencil one. Maybe I'll need to make a thinking line though or something. I haven't tried it under my eye though b/c I'm too scared right now.

What do you guys recommend, liquid or gel? And what are some good brands to use?
Apr 15, 2011 @ 08:15 pm

2 Replies


Neither but if you are making me choose.....

I would say MAC fluidline. I only have 2 gel eyeliners because I find them VERY difficult to work with. I do not like liquid (except if it's glitter-and in that case I recommend anything by Marcelle).

Honestly? I think your BEST bet is to go with the Urban Decay 24/7 glide on pencils. They are expensive but worth it. They stay put, are super pigmented (if you want color) and glide on!
Apr 16, 2011 @ 07:37 pm

Depends on the occasion

I use either gel or eye black eyeshadow for my day-to-day look depending on my mood and the amount of effort I want to use. I save liqued for going out at night because it gives a more intense line.
Apr 18, 2011 @ 04:45 pm

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