When it comes to our make-up, what we use and how we apply it is an entirely personal thing. However, if you’re anything as indecisive as us, you will struggle to know whether you want a liquid liner or a pencil.


To help you make your choice, here’s what you need to know about both:


Liquid eyeliner


  1. Gives a lovely defined edge to your eyes.
  2. Makes creating the cat-eye look fairly easy.
  3. Stays on a lot longer than pencil, making it ideal for long wear.
  4. Looks a lot darker on your face.


  1. It is fairly difficult to apply – you need a lot of practice.
  2. Can look overly dramatic, particularly during the day.
  3. Teh bottle can dry out after a little while.
  4. Hard to wash off – not good when all you want to do is get into bed.


Pencil eyeliner


  1. Easy to apply.
  2. Doesn’t wear off too quickly.
  3. Can be used to create both a soft and dramatic look.
  4. Won’t run into your eye.


  1. Not as defined as a liquid liner.
  2. Needs to be reapplied throughout the day.
  3. Can smudge in the corners.
  4. Can hurt when applying, if the tip is sharp.



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