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eye makeup How to Apply Eyeliner for a Fierce Look

There’s nothing more exhilarating than the feeling of nailing your liquid eyeliner look on the first try. Well, get ready because we’re giving you something else to get excited about when it comes to your eye makeup. From a double winged look (yes, you read that right—two wings!) to  tightlining your upper lids, these are officially the fiercest eyeliner looks you’ve ever seen. Below, follow our step-by-step tutorials to find out how you can rock the looks yourself. (Just remember to take all of your makeup off at the end of the day!) So, what are you waiting for? Grab your favorite eyeliner and get started! Here are 13 fierce eyeliner looks you should have on your radar.

Fierce Eyeliner Look #1: Nude or White Eyeliner on Your Waterline

Stayed up way later than you planned to? No problem! Just grab a nude or white eyeliner. When applied directly to your waterline (a.k.a. right inside your lower lash line), nude or white eyeliner can help distract attention away from your red eyes. Yep: Using eyeliner in one of these two shades can help make the whites of your eyes look even whiter.

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Find a white or nude pencil eyeliner with a creamy texture.

Step 2: Swipe the eyeliner directly onto the inside of your lower lash line—this is your waterline.

Step 3: Finish off the look with a couple of swipes of mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara.

Fierce Eyeliner Look #2: Winged Eyeliner

Did you know that a winged eyeliner look can help make your eyes look more awake? It’s true! Drawing a cat eye shape can help make your eyes look bigger and bolder. This look has been around for as long as we can remember—and it’s stunning on just about everyone. Seriously, you can’t go wrong! Use a liquid eyeliner to create this look. Try the L’Oréal Paris Lineur Intense Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Carbon Black.

Fierce Eyeliner Look #3: Colored Eyeliner

Why does eye shadow always get to have all the fun? Try a colored eyeliner to help make your eyes pop. Choose from a selection of party-worthy colors like Wild Green and Shady Violet from the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner collection.

Fierce Eyeliner Look #4: Blue Liner and Lashes

Take your colored liner one step further by adding colored mascara on top! Blue is a hue that pairs well with every eye shape.

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Line the top and bottom of your eyes with blue eyeliner.

Step 2: Apply a coat of of lash primer, like the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Primer, before mascara.

Step 3: Swipe on a blue mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Cobalt Blue, to your top and bottom lashes.

Fierce Eyeliner Look #5: Intensifying Eyeliner

Searching for an eyeliner look that can enhance your eye shape by adding depth and intensity? Give this one a try! It looks especially great on almond-shaped eyes, since this eye shape is well-proportioned and symmetrical.

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Draw a very thin line from the inner corners and intensifying the thickness as you reach the outer corners of your lids. Use a pencil eyeliner, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner, available in a variety of shades ranging from black to teal to purple.

Step 2: Then, line your lower lash line as well.

Step 3: Get a soft, subtle look by slightly smudging both the top and bottom outer corner.

Fierce Eyeliner Look #6: Upper Lash Line Tightline

Hooded eyes have a lack of space when it comes to applying eye makeup. That’s because the eyelids are covered up by the skin on the brow bone, which tends to hide any eye shadow or eyeliner when the eyes are open. That’s where tightlining your upper lash line comes in!

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Choose an eyeliner that is smudge-proof.

Step 2: Don’t let your makeup disappear into your lid or even worse, smear. Go bold with a thick wing, which can add definition to your eyes.

Step 3: Tightline your upper lash liner and add a couple of swipes of mascara to help make you your eyes look larger.

Fierce Eyeliner Look #7:Upward Flick

Searching for an eyeliner look that can help open up your eyes? It’s time to create an upward flick! This look is perfect for those who have a slight downward tilt at the outer corners of their eyes. Creating this look is pretty easy—all you have to do it make an upward flick with your liner at the outermost corner of your eyes. Voila!  

Fierce Eyeliner Look #8: Thin Liner + Smoky Eye

You’ll know if you have upturned eyes (one of the most common eye shapes) if they’re oval in shape and have a natural upward lift at the outer edges. Upturned eyes look very similar to almond-shaped eyes. Enhance the symmetry of your eyes with this next eyeliner look. It can help even out your eye’s upper and lower proportions so that they look like they’re the equal in size.

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Grab a pencil eyeliner in a color of your choice and thinly line the upper and lower lash line. Try the TK.

Step 2: Apply a thicker line at the outer corner of your lower lash line.

Step 3: After you’ve finished lining, use a smudge brush to slightly diffuse the eyeliner.

Step 4: Follow up with a smoky eye. Upturned eyes are actually the ideal shape for the smoky eye look, so you’re in luck! Divide the lid surface in half and apply a light shade of eye shadow to the inner half. Then, apply a medium shade to the outer half. Make sure to properly blend the colors together.

Step 5: Finish the smoky eye by applying a dark shade to line the outer corner of both your upper and lower lash line.

Fierce Eyeliner Look #9: Elongated Cat Eye + Smudged Eyeliner

This next look is an easy way to help elongate the width of your eyes and create balance. This one looks particularly amazing if you have round eyes.

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Use your eyeliner to draw an upward flick at the end of your eyes (a.k.a. a cat eye). This will help create the illusion of length.

Step 2: Grab a black eyeliner pencil and line your upper and lower lash lines for a dark effect.

Fierce Eyeliner Look #10: Waterline + Cat Eye

We all want our eyes to look bigger, don’t we? And using eyeliner can help to achieve that.

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Apply a nude or white eyeliner to your waterline.

Step 2: Then, draw a thin cat eye starting from the outer corner of your eye and working your way in.

Step 3: Finish off by lining your bottom lash line. Smudge it a little in the outer corners.

Fierce Eyeliner Look #11: Dotted Cat Eye

Think of this as an updated version of the classic cat eye look. The dotted cat eye—or the “mod” cat eye—is a fun, geometric way to line your eyes. 

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Choose a liquid or cream-based eyeliner.

Step 2: Draw a thick cat eye along your upper lash line.

Step 3: Use a felt-tipped eyeliner or a graphic eyeliner marker to paint four, evenly spaced dots along the lower lash line. And there you have it: a mod eyeliner look that will make heads turn!

Fierce Eyeliner Look #12: Double Cat Eye

Another way to revamp the traditional cat eye is the reverse cat eye, also known as the double cat eye.

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Start by lining your upper eyelids. Use an angled brush and gel liner to draw a cat eye along your top lash line like you would for a classic cat eye.

Step 2: Now it’s time for the reverse cat eye! Try to replicate the look along your lower lash line, making the wing facie the inner corner of your eye. This may take a couple of tries, so be patient and have Q-Tips and makeup remover handy.

Step 3: Take your black mascara and apply a few coats to your top lashes.

Step 4: Go for the gold and apply the gold mascara to your bottom lashes to complete the look.

Fierce Eyeliner Look #13: Bright Orange Eyeliner

Wearing black eyeliner day in and day out can get boring quick. Step up your eyeliner game with a neon color such as orange. Orange feels fresh—and it definitely demands attention.

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Take your tangerine-hued pencil and draw a thick line across your upper lash line.

Step 2: Create wings at the end to make them into cat eyes.

Step 3: Continue to build on the color by making the wings thicker until you reach the shape and intensity you desire.

Step 4: Take an angled liner brush and apply an orange eyeshadow to your lower lash lines.

Step 5: Dust your lower lashes with orange shadow as well.

Step 6: If you’re feeling bold, apply a matte lipstick in fuchsia, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints/LIP in Fearless Fuchsia.