Eye pencil is a versatile make-up item that can be found in almost every beauty bag. You have eye pencil in all kinds and colors, the most common is the black eye pencil. With an eye pencil you can create more expression in your eyes. It can also be a nice addition to a smokey eye look. And it can make your eyes look bigger optically. In short - eye pencil has plenty of benefits. We explain why:
By using an eye pencil you can create more expression in your eyes. With a black border around your eyes, your eye color can stand out even more, so your eyes become much more expressive. In addition, you can make the shape of your eyes appear optically larger by drawing a line at the top or bottom of your waterline. Idealif you had a short night's sleep and therefore have small eyes;)
You can apply eye pencil in different ways. We list the most common:
Eye pencil as an eyeliner
One is a fan of a tight eyeliner, the other likes it when the eyeliner blends with the eyeshadow. A kohl pencil is ideal for this. With such an eye pencil you can blend the (often black) line along the upper lash edge nicely with the eyeshadow.This gives a luxurious, subtle result.
Eye pencil along the eyelash edges
You can apply eye pencil along the top and bottom lashes to give your eyes more definition. Also useful if you don't quite reach the base of the lashes with your mascara.
Eye pencil on the waterline
One of the beauty hacks of the 00's: apply white eyeliner to the waterline, so that your eyes look bigger. This is still done - often with black or another color. There are no rules for make-up, so do what you like! Note: this can cause infections. In the question 'is eye pencil harmful to your eyes' we explain what to look out for!
In the beginning it is not always easy, so it is important to practice well, as it becomes easier and easier. Practice makes perfect!
There are a few things you should or shouldn't do at all when applying eye pencil. These are absolute dos for applying eye pencil:
If you want to make your eyes even more striking with an eye pencil, you may want to look at a color other than black. You can buy an eye pencil in all different colors such as: blue, green and pink. You can also make the line slightly thicker, so you immediately create even more expression. By adjusting your eyeshadow on your eye pencil you immediately make your make-up look even more special.
A line of eye pencil can do a lot with the appearance of your eyes, which is of course super fun! If you put a line under your eye, your eyes will look a lot bigger. Using a white eye pencil will also make your eyes look a lot bigger. By putting a dark line in your eyes, your eyes appear smaller again. And by using a nude color again you keep your look clean and calm, but still something extra.
If you use eye pencil above the eyelash edges, so on the skin, it is not quickly harmful. We do want to warn against the use of eye pencil on the waterline. If you apply eye pencil to the waterline, small pieces of pencil can get into your eye. These can damage your eyes or cause an infection - especially people with contact lenses can be prone to this. If you are going to do this, always sharpen your eye pencil beforehand. Then you remove all the pieces. If you have an eye pencil that you need to twist, cut off the top piece to keep the eye pencil clean.
It is also important, and that applies not only to eye pencil but all your make-up, to thoroughly clean your face before and after going to sleep. Very important!
Do you have a question about one of our eye pencils? Or is it still not completely clear how to use an eye pencil? No problem, we help you! You can always email us at[email protected], here we try to answer your question as quickly as possible. We can also be reached by phone, here we can be reached within office hours.