How I Apply Gel Eyeliner – My First Video Tutorial Slash Product Review

Aha!!  YouTube finally made way for my video to come rolling right in (after almost a dozen tries) and I’d like to present my very first video tutorial embedded at the bottom of this post in which I demonstrate how I apply gel eyeliner, no tomatoes please.  This also serves as a review slash product comparison for Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner (whew) and Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner.  A few lovely blogger friends have been requesting that I post a video on how I do my eyeliner so finally here it is with a bit of initial reluctance.  I am admittedly a bit of a goofball when it comes to being in front of the camera, so you’ll have to forgive me and my point and shoot cam kind of has a subtle lens distortion that makes my face bulge in the center, so I look obviously different in person .  Next time I’ll be more composed and organized plus will have better lit and clear surroundings..  This photo by the way was taken late last year but I am using the same method and product as in the video so it’s perfect as one of the introductory images for what you are about to watch, however please pardon the slightly rough edge in the photo I used a different brush to apply, I nearly got the same result but I prefer the brush I used in my video which is the Make Up For Ever 2S Brush.

Yea, yea I know, enough stalling (YouTube’s done quite enough of that) and onto the video.  Please…please…be kind *covers face*, I’m usually working on videos and not in them so I’m heaps of bashful right now, okay.



Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner

Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner pen
Make Up For Ever 2S liner brush
Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner duo pack – Sepia Ink and Black Ink


Shiseido Sun Protection Foundation in shade Sp40
Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense #17
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC35
Kate Automatic brow pencil


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Obagi Medical ELASTIderm Eye Treatment Cream - My Eye Cream Upgrade
  • Julia, we have the same eyes, I tried that method before pero it still won’t work on me 🙁

    Yung “hood” part ng eyes ko sobrang nag-hood na talaga sya (started when I was 27), just turned 29. Ugh, aging. sometimes pinu-push na nya yung eyelashes ko downwards sa outerpart ng eyes (droopy sad eyes) din ako.

    So push-lining/ tightlining na lang talaga pwede. Sorry mahaba. Just sharing my sad eye shape 😛

  • Yay! Make more vids please. 🙂 I’m trying to muster up the courage, but vids are so fun to watch!

    Anyway, you apply eyeliner SO well! It looks so good on you. 🙂

    xx Renee

  • Got the maybelline gel eyeliner in eggplant but it smudges like crazy! Maybe bcuz of my oily eyelids i guess…. pls plssss do a video on full coverage foundation, on how to apply makeup for special events too!
    Iv been taking screenshots on those finish looks done by several MUA but mine still doesnt look half as much as they do makeup.even when im using mac,etc.ahhh the horror! No matter how high end the makeup is i still dont get!

    Love ur first vid! Hopefully ul have another one this week.haha!

  • I’m actually video cam shy, too. =) You did well on this tutorial. I might try this winged eyeliner sometime.

  • Vee

    Hi from Chicago, Julia 🙂 Great tutorial! My eyes go downward, like yours (people say I have ‘sad eyes’. Whatevs). So I think your eyeliner method is pretty clever 😉 I’ll do my liner the same way from now on. You should do more tutorials, like a foundation routine 🙂

  • Mandy

    My eyes droop too, but I have hooded eyelids too. So winged out eyeliner doesn’t really work for me. I wing it out and even plot it with my eyes open and looking straight, but it makes me look like Cleopatra with the exaggerated liner. Hahaha. I guess I should experiment more on how to do it properly for my eye shape.