The abundance of options for eye pencils and eyeliner pots has taught us one thing, that not all liners are the same. But you can’t be blamed for not being able to tell the difference, since there’s only so much one knows about beauty products.
We have decided to set things straight, clearing up the distinction between an eye kajal pencil and gel eyeliner. “From their applications to stay-on power and their uses, we’ve got it all covered. Trust us, your eye makeup regime is about to get so much better and perhaps simpler”,
says makeup artists Samaira Sandhu.
What are eye kajal pencils and gel eyeliners?
Kajal and eyeliners are now used almost interchangeably. However, it wasn’t always like that. “Kajal was originally used to protect the eyes from the sun’s glare by darkening the area around it. On the other hand, eyeliner was to be used as makeup. Also, you must know that while kajal is mainly made using organic ingredients and soot, eyeliner is primarily synthetic in nature”, says
says makeup artists Saloni Gupta.
Thus, you can conclude that where the chemically loaded eyeliner might prove to be harsh, kajal is tender.
When to use what
You are probably thinking eye kajal pencil is the safest bet. Yet, you should know it isn’t always so.
During the day, you often don’t need to appear too made up. Hence, you may use a eye kajal pencil and lip gloss. However, if you ever feel like lining your upper lids, you may use a gel eyeliner, since an eye kajal pencil may not work very well here.
If you’re looking to up the ante with a dazzling cat-eye, then a steady hand and gel eyeliner are your best bet. A kajal pencil will not give you the sharp lines that you want.
Also know that a velvety kajal eye pencil can be smudged with your fingertip to create a sensational smokey-eye effect.
Now that you know what’s right, use it smartly to create fun and stunning looks!