So here's my mindless go-to makeup "look." I've tried this many different ways with lots and lots of products and brushes, and trust me when I say that you'll wanna go ahead and buy Estée Lauder's black Double Wear Stay-In-Place Gel Eyeliner and a quarter-inch angle brush from the art supply store. No, that little Barbie brush that comes with the liner won't work.
Another no: drugstore gel liners don't exist. Those little blister-packaged pots of dark cream stuff at Walgreens are just the drugstore brands trying to be funny. Laugh your way to Neiman's and thank me later.
Cool, let's get sexy:
Like rolling your own spliffs, it's really not hard once you get the hang of it; and once you do, your Bad Bitch Club membership card is automatically mailed to your home address.
The trick is correctly loading the brush with gel and making sure that neither the brush nor the pot of liner are getting too old and haggard. The longer you use your brush, the more the bristles start to go awry, and you won't get as clean of a line.
Most importantly, don't try to use the pot of liner until it's gone. It will inevitably begin to dry out about two-thirds of the way through. Accept that this is normal for a good gel liner--not a product flaw--and re-up your stash. (And remember to close the lid tightly immediately after each use. I've let mine sit out opened overnight and it died like RIP.)
This is really a great thing to know how to do, and it doesn't need to be worn alone. I normally start with the liner and will add some shadow, especially in the crease, and maybe a bit on the lower lash line.
Play with the shape, try a curved wing if that's your thing, or go for a thicker line.
Meow and stuff.