Guyliner (Kim Hyun Joong)
In the modern days, putting on heavy or thick liner is known to be associated with Gothic fashion or Punk fashion. For men, having thick lined eyes are also associated with the Emo subculture. These are also used in many ways to show emotions in photographs like depression and the bleeding eye. These can also be smudged to give less harsh lines or can be worn with more defined edges.
Liners have different formulas and each one produces a different effect:
Liquid Eyeliner has an opaque liquid formula and comes in a bottle that has a tiny brush or felt applicator at the tips. This gives you a more defined and precise line. They can also give a sharper, dramatic look compared to wax-based and pencil eyeliners. These are usually used only on the upper lid. Applying liquid eyeliners takes a little practice as it is the most difficult to apply (you’ll need a steady hand to create a good straight line), but once you’ll get the hang of it you’ll find it easier to use.
Stila Wax-based Eyeliner
Wax-based Eyeliner comes in a pencil, cone or compact with a brush and are very easy to apply because they are softer and contain waxes. Wax-based eyeliners are not easier to put on compared to powder eyeliners. They come in a variety of colors from paler shades like white and beige to intense colors. These are perfect to use if you want that smokey effect as they smudge more easily.
Gel eyeliner has a thick texture and is even softer than kohl. This is applied with the use of a stiff angled brush and is also available in many different shades. Using a gel eyeliner is better than pencils because application of the liner doesn’t tug your eye like pencil does and it holds up very well too. These can also be used as a base under eye shadows.
Powder-based Eyeliners can come in a wooden pencil or a small container and are usually available in dark matte colors. They are easiest to apply and can create a more defined effect than wax-based eyeliners. You can also use your eye shadow as an eyeliner for a subtle look by just applying it as you would a gel liner.
Waterproof Eyeliners can come in any formula. This is preferable if you have oily skin or if you live in humid areas and have problems with your eyeliner smudging as they stay on and of course, don’t smudge.