Eye products falls into two separate categories: 1. Products that are used for lengthening, thickening or coloring lashes or eyebrows. Mascara can be bought in cake, cream or liquid form. The oldest type, cake mascara, is applied with a brush and water, and although it does have some degree of water resistance, it will almost invariably smear when wet. Cream one comes in a tube and is applied with a brush. It is wonderfully effective in giving lashes a glamorous thickness, but it is not as popular as liquid one. Liquid one usually comes in a container with its own wand or applicator. You can buy regular, water-resistant or waterproof one. The degree to which the product is waterproof pretty much depends on how much, if any, water is in the formula. Some of them advertise that they give the appearance of thicker and longer lashes. Eyebrows can take the form of pressed cake, cream or pencil. The cake and cream are applied with a brush. The extruded pencil is probably the most common method of adding color to the eyebrows. It is harder than the pencil or crayon used to shadow or line them and is meant specifically for application to the brow.
2. Products designed to add color to the eyelid or skin around the eye. These include: Eyeshadow can be bought as a cream, stick, liquid, crayon, powder or pressed cake. The pressed cake is very popular and can be applied either wet or dry. It often comes with an applicator with two sponge ends. The rounded end is used for application. The pointed end is used to smudge the shadow. Sticks usually look like a tube of lipstick. When they are smoothed over the lid, they leave a layer of wax-enmeshed color behind. Crayons are among the newest additions to the cosmetic world. Resembling a child's crayon, they come in a whole range of colors and are usually the softest of the pencils. Eyeshadow creams can be applied with the fingers. Their high oil content often makes them a favorite with women with dry or aging skin.