Most days, I will gleefully wear neutrals on my lids (NEUTRALS 4 LIFE!), but there are still days when I just gotta get some color in the mix.
Will I frequently carve out 30 minutes for cray-cray eyeshadow gradients and intense layering and blending? Nah, but when I am pressed for time (which is daily, it seems), and I still need a color fix, I’ll grab a colorful eyeliner.
Purple, blue, green, gold, pink… Seriously, I feel like a kid in a candy store whenever I see those bright sticks, and one of the best things about colorful liner IMO (besides the endless choices!) is that you can go subtle OR bold with them.
Here are four ways to work colorful liner into your day, starting with two options that are more wearable, and ending with two that have more OOMPH.
In all of these pics, the colorful eyeliner I’m wearing is Urban Decay Mainline, a deep bluish green with a matte finish!
Look #1 (wearable): Liner layered beneath a neutral eyeshadow
This is a fab, facile way to work some color into your eye makeup. First, start by lining your bare lids with your eyeliner of choice, then blend a neutral eyeshadow (or eyeshadows) directly on top.
The result? A super subtle wash of color peeking through your upper lash line.
Look #2 (wearable): Layered liner with a tightline for a subtle gradient
For sightly more verve, tightline your upper lash line after layering your liner. Do it, and you’ll end up with a wink of color and a subtle gradient. 😉
Look #3 (bold): Flicked-out edges with a kitten wing
This is my favorite way to wear colorful liner, and it’s the simple classic kitten. First, sketch along your upper lash line using your pencil, then flick out at the edge. How big and bold you go is up totally up to you.
Look #4 (bold): Glittery wings
Building on the previous kitten wing…pat a coordinating glitter on the outer half for some sparkle.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,