From a classic eyeliner wing to a rock-and-roll smokey eye, Napoleon Perdis has got you covered with its selection of intense and long-lasting liners. Whether you are after an eyeliner pencil to smoke out your look, a precision liquid eyeliner to create the perfect flick, or a gel eyeliner for maximum longevity, you are guaranteed a high-quality, heavily pigmented finish.
Liquid, gel, or pencil: which formulation is best?
Choosing whether to go for liquid, gel, or pencil eyeliner depends on both your makeup skills and the look you are going for. Luckily, Napoleon Perdis has created a range of eyeliners that are designed to help you achieve your eye makeup look as easily as possible.
An eyeliner pencil is best for beginners, as it is easier to apply and to remove. Plus you do not need to master ultra-precise lines to get a great look. Pencils can also be used on the waterline and for tightlining. For an intense smokey eye, simply smudge out the colour. The Napoleon Perdis Eye Liner Pencil is richly pigmented and has a creamy formula, making it perfect for beginners. If you have oily lids and sensitive eyes, you may struggle with eyeliner pencils, as they do not typically last as long as other eyeliner formulas.
Liquid eyeliners require a steadier hand than pencils do, and the former are far less forgiving. However, when you master liquids, you can experiment with a whole range of different styles, from ultrafine lines to dramatic wings. Liquid liners also last much longer than pencils do and do not smudge. The bestselling Napoleon Perdis Neo Noir Liquid Liner uses a felt-like tip for easier application whilst delivering that coveted glossy-liner look. If you prefer a matte finish, Napoleon Perdis Matte Eye Ink Liner is a must-have.
Gel eyeliners have become increasingly popular, and for good reason. Gels are slightly easier to apply than liquid liners are but last longer than pencils do. You can rework gel liner, creating both precision lines and smokey eyes, and gels can also be used on the waterline. Napoleon Perdis China Doll Eyeliner has a creamy formula that glides effortlessly onto the lids for all-day hold. The downsides to gel eyeliners? You need a brush to apply them, and they can dry out quickly.
Layering eyeliners for a long-lasting finish
Whilst you may have a favourite eyeliner out of liquids, gels, and pencils, you can actually combine these to create a huge variety of different looks, maximise longevity, and intensify the colour.
One way to layer eyeliner is to apply pencil liner on top of a base coat of gel liner. This is the best way to achieve a smokey eye, as you can enjoy the longevity of gel liner with the blendability of the pencil. You can even go back in with eyeshadow to really set the look in place. Finish with lashings of mascara for a dramatic night-time look.
Alternatively, you can start with pencil liner to create a smudged rock ‘n’ roll look with intriguing colour gradients. Then apply an ultrafine liquid liner to add definition with a classic flick.
The possibilities with layering eyeliners are endless. You can experiment with different colours, formulations, and textures such as glitter liners. Napoleon Perdis liners have all been designed to work alongside each other for maximum versatility.