CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner

This is a guest review of a favorite product from Dee, CoverGirl Perfect Point Liner. Thanks Dee for the great post!

When we were twelve years old, my friends and I went to the mall and got our first professional makeovers. I can still remember it. We were new to the experience, but we were savvy enough to realize that we were expected to buy something at the end. As a young teenager, all I had to spend was a little bit of babysitting money, so I bought the cheapest makeup the lady had used: the eyeliner.

Cover Girl Perfect Point Eyeliner Review

I loved the way eyeliner looked then, and I still love it now. In fact, the makeup that I wear to work consists of only three things: eyeliner, clear mascara and lipstick. I’m an olive skinned brunette with bold features and clear skin, so I’ve never felt the need to wear more than that. In fact, if I was only going to wear one thing, it would be the eyeliner. It makes my face looks more vivid; more finished.

The eyeliner that I bought from the makeover lady all those years ago was a pencil that needed to be sharpened. That type of eyeliner is difficult to keep neat. The color in the middle is either so soft it won’t sharpen properly or so hard it won’t make a clear mark. It’s difficult to sharpen them evenly, and nobody wants to scrape their eyelid with a sharp piece of wood. For that reason, I’ve got a strong preference for mechanical eyeliner pencils. You just twist out a little more of the colored tip when they start to run low.

Since eyeliner is one of the few types of makeup I wear regularly, I’ve tried a lot of brands. I feel confident in saying that CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner is the best inexpensive product out there, and it’s better than the expensive ones I’ve tried, too. The tip almost never breaks, and it makes a strong, even line. They’re equipped with covered smudging sponges on the back end, for a more romantic look. The covers on both the tip and the sponge stay put, even in my purse. These pencils last for a long time. In fact, the brand name has worn off the one I’m using now, and I had to look it up.

I’ll go out of my way for these pencils. I’ve moved to the U.K. now, and I haven’t been able to find them in the stores here, so I order them from the U.S.
CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner: highly recommended.

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Make-Up Tips to Suit Your Eye Shape

The beauty of make-up is that the same product used in different ways can make every woman look fantastic – it’s all in the application. Knowing what suits your individual features is crucial to ensure your make-up works for you, enhancing your best bits and disguising the bits you least like. This is no truer than when it comes to the eyes, of which there are many shapes and sizes. Choose the category that best fits your eyes and follow the simple tips for fabulous looking peepers.

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Almond

Characterized by an upswept outer corner, many women with oval eyes wish to create the illusion of greater depth and size. The best way to achieve this is to use a dark liquid eyeliner to draw a bold sweep on the upper lid, defining the upswept outer corner. As poker-straight lashes are often a feature of almond eyelashes, invest in some great heated eyelash curlers and finish off with a generous coating of inky black mascara.

Round

Being roughly the same height and width, those with round eyes often want to give the illusion that they are more almond shaped. Apply eye liner as close to your lashes as possible, avoiding the inner corners of your eyes. Start at the centre of your lower lashes and work your way outwards and line only three quarters of the way across your upper lashes. This way you draw attention to the outer edges, giving the appearance of wider eyes. For a more dramatic effect, create a subtle cat’s eye by flicking the line up and outward where the upper line meets the lower line in the outer corner.

Oval

Similar to almond shaped eyes but without the upward angle at the corner, those with oval shaped eyes often want to create a widening effect. Use a pearlescent, shimmery eye shadow to brighten the area and then line the upper lid from outside to inside corner, thickening it as it reaches the centre above the iris – this will give the illusion of a bigger, wider eye. You could also accentuate your oval shape with a sultry cat’s eye, as mentioned above.

Deep Set

To avoid your brows looking like they’re a hood over your eyes, you need to make your eyes seem as if they are further forwards in your face, giving a wider, brighter eyed look. Stick to light, bright shades of eye shadow and brush over the entire lid, including the inner corner, using a darker contour shade only at the outer crease. Liner should be kept thin, just enough to define your eye, and should be smudged slightly with an eye shadow sponge to soften the look.

Drooping

To avoid looking sad and older than you actually are, first apply an under-eye concealer to counter any shadows the droopy shape creates. Stick to a neutral powder shadow on the lids to avoid the shadow settling into any lines, and a warmer tone on the crease to give your eyes definition. Applying the eye shadow in an oval shape on the lid and inner corner will give the illusion of height at the outer corner. When applying liner, stop before the outer corner.

As a beauty journalist and copywriter, Emily Buckley has written numerous health and beauty articles, including a number on behalf of Laser Sight, pioneers of laser eye surgery in Australia.

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How To Apply Eyeliner

Have you ever wondered how to achieve a great eyeliner look? Maybe you simply need some beginner lessons in how to apply eyeliner? Or, if you are a pro at the basics, have you wondered how to get the perfect winged cat’s eye? The guide below from Total Beauty covers it all. This really is a nice tutorial set for anyone who needs some direction in the eyeliner department, and I think it is one of Total Beauty’s best guides.

To see the various looks (there are ten of them) and learn how to do them, click on through below!

TotalBeauty.com
The Ultimate Eyeliner Guide

From the basic straight line to the crazy retro cat-eye, we’ve got 10 eyeliner looks that you must try now

We know what you’re thinking: I can barely draw a straight line, let alone a winged tip. Are we right or are we right? Well that’s where eye makeup guru Taylor Chang-Babaian comes in. She shares details on how to hold the brush, keep your hand steady, and achieve the more daring looks — all on your first try.

 

See tutorials

The Ultimate Eyeliner Guide

This is a TotalBeauty.com eye makeup article

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