Eye liner or eyeliner is a cosmetic used to define the eyes. Liner gel liner was first used in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia as a dark black line around the eyes. As early as 10,000 BC, Egyptians and Mesopotamians wore various cosmetics including eye liner not only for aesthetics but to protect the skin from the desert sun.
In the 1920s, Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered, introducing the use of eye liner to the Western world. The 1920s were an era commonly associated with many changes in women’s fashion, and women felt freer to apply make-up more liberally. In the 1960s, liquid eye liner was used to create thick black and white lines around the eyes in the make-up fashion associated with designers like Mary Quant. In the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, heavy eye liner use has been associated with Gothic fashion and Punk fashion.
Eye liner of varying degrees of thickness has also become associated with the emo subculture and various alternative lifestyles. An eye with brown eye liner under the bottom lashes. Eye liner is commonly used in a daily make-up routine to define the eye or create the look of a wider or smaller eye. Eye liner can be used as a tool to create various looks as well as highlighting different features of the eyes. Eye liner can be placed in various parts of the eye to create different looks with a winged eye liner or tight lined at the waterline.
Although many users of eye liner use it on a day-to-day basis for a simple definer of the eyes, there are others who use it for more than just an easy eye enlarger. There are many styles of eye liner. Most of them usually revolve around the winged eye liner, which is defining around your top eyelid shape and a line, about halfway toward the end of the eyebrow. It is usually connected to the defining around the top. However today there are some drastically toned eye liner. Tight lining is the use of eye liner tight against the waterline under the lashes of the upper lid, and above the lashes of the lower lid. Due to the proximity to the membranes, and the surface of the eye itself, waterproof eye liner is preferred.