I recently started experimenting with colored eyeliners as a way to challenge myself to try new things in 2015 … and so far … I’m liking the results! If you have wanted to try colored eyeliners, but have been hesitant in the past, I wanted to share 5 different ways you can incorporate them into your looks. Some are subtle and some are BOLD, depending on your preference. 😉
A Little Louder
One of the easiest ways to start incorporating color into your looks and keeping things soft, is to add a brightly colored eyeshadow on the lower lashline. I like to combine it with black pencil on the waterline to give the eyes added emphasis (I find if I don’t, sometimes the color on the lower lashline can make me look sickly LOL). I used MUG’s Appletini on the lower lashline here.
Just a Pop, Please!
For a small pop of color to help brighten eyes, apply a colored eyeliner onto the inner corners. In this look I used Stila’s Turquoise Eyeliner and applied a nude eyeliner to the remaining lower waterline afterwards.
Wing It Out!
If you’re looking to make a statement, a bold line on the upper lashline will do it! I used Inglot’s #73 gel eyeliner (beautiful purple!) to create this dramatic winged look. You don’t even really need eyeshadow for a look like this; I kept things simple with a shade that matched my skintone on the lid and a medium brown in the crease.
Bring On the Drama!
You’ve probably heard me say before to avoid wearing eyeshadow colors the same shade as your eyes – right? Reason being because there isn’t any contrast created between something like blue eyes and blue eyeshadow and the eyes can look lost. BUT! You can wear eyeliner the same color as your eye color because it’s in a more concentrated area, is closer to the eye, and won’t be making up the entire look. In this example I used Rimmel’s Shadow Stick in ‘Blamed Blue’ on the upper and lower lashlines and combined it up with a silver-gray (MAC’s Moth Brown & Electra layered) on the lid and a neutral brown (MAC Wedge) in the crease.
If you regularly wear eyeliner on the upper lashline, try applying a small amount of colored eyeliner on the outer half of the eyeliner, on top of the existing line. This small pop of color is enough to liven up your looks, but not over the top. There are so many unique colors and textures you can try like this, too! This kind of look is also fantastic with neon and glitter liners! In this look I used Milani’s Sparkling Turquoise liquid eyeliner.