eye liner

Contributed by PatsyIpswich

This represents an essential part of my life - an eyeliner pencil.

Eyeliner was first used in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia as a dark black line around the eyes. It was subsequently often used by Arab women.

In the 1960s, when I was a teenager, liquid eyeliner was used to create thick black and white lines around the eyes in the makeup fashion associated with designers like Mary Quant.
In the late 20th and early 21st century, heavy eyeliner has been associated with Gothic fashion. Eyeliner of varying degrees of thickness, particularly on males, has also become associated with the emo subculture and various alternative lifestyles.
Kohl eyeliner is a soft powder available in dark matte shades. It is most often used in black to outline the eyes. It comes in pencil, pressed powder, or loose powder form.

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