Eyeliner Tutorial – Part 1. Cream eyeliner with brush

Hello my Suburban Fashionistas.

It seems you liked my contouring tutorial, so here is my next one. As requested, I am tackling the “how to apply eyeliner” issue.

Because I use 3 different types of eyeliner, I will do all of them, starting with applying Cream or gel liner with a brush.

Especially for those of us that are over 30/40/50: our skin changes as we mature. The skin becomes softer and looser, and becomes more lined, getting a straight line is a challenge!

I may not have made this very clear on the Youtube video but these tips help:

  1. Get yourself a magnifying mirror. I can not live without it anymore. This is mine

  2. It is really tempting to squeeze one eye shut when applying your eyeliner. This creates even more lines and makes it harder to work with.  Try keeping your eye open and look down. Takes a bit of practice, but gives you a nicer line.

  3. Have cotton buds ready! If you apply your eyeshadow after your foundation, having a little bit of foundation on a bud will clean up the line.

  4. They do not need to be identical! Who said they do??


So without further ado, here is the Youtube video. Grab a cuppa, it will take 10  minutes.



  • Foundation: Era Spray Foundation in Ginger
  • Concealer: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage SC-5
  • Setting Powder: ELF Translucent Powder
  • Eyes, Blush and Highlighter: Ben Nye Essentials Palette
  • Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Medium brown
  • Eyeliner: E.L.F Cream Liner in Black
  • Mascara: Givenchy
  • Lips: MAC Dervish Liner and Midi Mauve Lustre lipstick


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By the way. E.L.F. stands for: Eyes Lips and Face. Available from Kmart and online for AU$8 each.

Other cream/gel eyeliner I have used and liked are

MAC Fluidline. Comes in the most delicious colours.

Napoleon China Doll Gel Eyeliner

L’Oréal Super Gel Eyeliner


Have you tried a cream or a gel liner?


Til Next time,


About Fashionista in Suburbia

Dutch Born, Fashionista in Suburbia lives at the Southern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. A Mum. A Wife. A Lover of all things sparkly, shiny and leopard print. A Shoe, Lipstick and Sunglasses Addict. A Typical Libra. A Breast Cancer Thriver.

9 thoughts on “Eyeliner Tutorial – Part 1. Cream eyeliner with brush

  1. facebook_danielle.armstrong.37266 says:

    Well done gorgeous lady!!
    I may have missed it, but did you mention where you got your brush?
    Yay for you Barbe!!

  2. Lisa Mckenzie says:

    Thank you Barbe I loved this tutorial,a big thumbs up from me!

  3. Thanks for the help for applying eyeliner I will be getting one of those mirrors

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