by Keziah Leena Peters
Kajal, a creamy pigment-rich kohl eyeliner, used by women almost all over the world is an important part of our everyday makeup. It is used to darken eyelids and mostly as mascara for eyelashes.
Kohl is traditionally prepared by grinding lead sulfide and a few other ingredients. It has been used as a cosmetic for centuries. Mothers in India used to (and still do) apply it to their infant’s eyes, to strengthen their child’s eyesight, and to keep the child safe from the evil eye. There was also a belief that darkening around the eyes would work as protection from the harmful rays of the sun. It has also been used as a cosmetic by ancient Egyptian royalty and has been an important part of the ancient Egyptian culture.
Kohl and eyeliner these days are the focus of makeup. Even if you tend to keep it natural, a simple kick of kajal/liner and mascara can transform your entire personality.
Don’t you want to benefit from what this simple makeup tool has to offer?
You can do so much using the outrageous makeup tool, as it is not only a way to play with color and make a statement but it is also the perfect tool to reshape your eye. You can change the shape of your eye to whatever shape you desire if you know how to wield the brush. If you have small eyes and want to make them look bigger, try a Smokey wrap around, if you want to elongate the width of your eyes, go for an exaggerated winged tip.
If you would not like to wear the same dress every day then Why stick to the same eyeliner style for days, even months? But being unpredictable is more fun dun you think?
Most women in Pakistan would say, they are too busy getting everybody ready in the morning, some would say, they prefer more sleep over disasters as they don’t want to end up looking like a panda. This is why they stick to their usual black line.
But then again, what’s the fun in that eh?
It’s a little difficult to wear eye makeup especially eyeliner all by yourself, but with a little practice, you can do magic.
When you need to make an impression, choose your eye makeup and clothes wisely. If you want to make a statement, you should be aware of the fact that it all comes down to your clothes and eye makeup because eyes and clothes are usually the focus of a person so make sure you rock them both. And this piece of wiring is going to break down some basics, you need, to master some beautiful eyeliner styles.
Starting with the simplest, can’t-screw-it way to wear you liner/kajal, use a kohl pencil liner, applying from inner to the outer edges of your top lash-line. Close your eyes and pull your lid to draw the line and wiggle it between your lashes to give them a thicker look. Take an angled brush and smudge the line to make it softer and smoother and you are done.
It will give you an innocent and natural look. If you want to keep it simple then this style will be appropriate.
If you look stressed and take less sleep last night, the best solution is to apply beige-colored eyeliner to your lower inner rim. It will help your eyes to look larger and brighter. It’s the best way to look fresher then this is the style for you.
Smoky smudge wrap around
All you need is a black kohl pencil and a flat angled brush; scribble a line on your upper lash-line and on your waterline. You can use an angled brush smudge the liner out, around the entire eye as your desired look.
It is considered as one of the sexy looks as well as gothic, so while smudging make sure you know exactly what look you want. Less smudging can make it look like an incomplete job and too much smudging will turn it into one of the gothic looks.
Winged (aka the Egyptian eye makeup)
Winged tip or the Egyptian eye makeup is coming back in style in a big way, you can wear Egyptian eyeliner and you can make it look good.
For this look what you’ll need is a good, smudge-proof eyeliner. Start with applying the liner with a pointed brush from inner to the outer edges of your top lash line. Start from the outer corner following the slant of your eye. Make your line in a wing shape at the outer corner of your eye. Try drawing the winged tips with an eye shadow first so that it’s easier to remove if you mess up. Light white eyeliner next to the eyeball is highly recommended.
Double winged tip
After drawing the winged tip on your upper lash line, mimic the winged tip on the outer corner of your lower lash line. Make a wing parallel to the one on the upper lash line. Apply alight white eyeliner next to the eyeball. One extra tip is that you can also apply a highlighter to the lower inner corner of your eye. You can wear so many looks daily without looking like you just got punched in the eye. Great, isn’t it?
Have fun looking beautiful!!