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5 New Eyeliner Trends You Need to Try for Spring 2017

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5 New Eyeliner Trends You Need to Try for Spring 2017 5 New Eyeliner Trends You Need to Try for Spring 2017 5 New Eyeliner Trends You Need to Try for Spring 2017

Fashion week might be over, but many of the beauty trends that made their debut will live on. While we’re the first to admit that not every makeup look seen strutting down the runways was super-practical and translatable to everyday life, one thing’s for sure: You most definitely can rock graphic eyeliner in everyday life. From double-lined eyes to squared off wings to precise under-eye dots, it’s time to learn how to draw outside the lines in 2017. Here, step-by-step instructions for five must-try graphic eyeliner trends.

1. Dotted Cat Eye

Everybody is familiar with the classic cat eye, but this dotted beauty takes a basic eye makeup look to a whole new level. Ready to add serious style to your makeup routine? Let’s get to work!

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Create a classic cat eye. Use a gel or liquid eyeliner, like the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Black Party, to draw a standard cat eye along your upper lash line.

Step 2: Add some dots. There’s no set number—just use your felt-tipped liquid eyeliner to draw evenly spaced dots along your lower lash line. Go big for a more baby doll look, or keep them small for just enough style without being too attention-grabbing.

2. Thick and Squared Off Eyeliner

Looking for a way to add a little rebellious flair to your look? Then this is the eyeliner trend for you! With mod, squared edges and a super-chic matte finish, you’ll be able to add a touch of retro charm to a modern look.

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Prime your lids. Since your eyeliner will extend farther up your lid than you’re probably used to, it’s a good idea to prep your lids with a bit of primer first.

Step 2: Gently pull your lid taut. In order to get a super-defined square-shaped line, use your ring finger (it has the lightest touch of all your fingers) to gently pull your lid upwards at the far corner before you start applying eyeliner.

Step 3: Create your color-block liner. Using a felt-tipped liquid eyeliner in the shade of your choice, trace thickly over your lash line, gradually building until you reach your desired height. Want to show off a pop of color? Try the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Electric Blue.

Step 4: Define your square shape. Lastly, it’s time to clean up the edges to ensure that your eyeliner looks as geometric as possible.

3. Double Cat-eye

Sometimes, two is better than one—and when it comes to the classic cat eye, we sure think so. Meow!

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Start with a classic cat eye. Use a black liquid eyeliner to create it.

Step 2: Double up. After you’re done drawing your first line, draw another line directly above it in another color, like the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Vivid Aqua. Extend it just a tad further than the black line for added flair.

4. Double-Sided Cat Eye

With the same idea of doubling up in mind, the double-sided cat eye is all about extending to opposite ends of the eye for a calligraphy-inspired air.

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Start with a classic cat eye. Line and flick your upper lids with black liquid eyeliner.

Step 2: Put it in reverse. Moving to the lower lash line, draw a super-fine line from the bridge of your nose up towards the inner corner of your eye, extending the eyeliner along your lower lash line about halfway.

Step 3: Clean up your look. Got a little messy? Don’t be so hard on yourself—happens to the best of us! You don’t have to start over from scratch, though. Simply grab a cotton swab and dip it in a little of the L'Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types to touch up your edges.

5. Upside Down Eyeliner

When it comes to using eyeliner, how often do you actually pay attention to your lower lid? Not all that much, we bet! Well, without further ado, we present to you one of our all-time favorite graphic eyeliner looks!

Step 1: Tightline. Who would’ve thought you could start a statement makeup look under your eyes? All you have to do is grab a pencil eyeliner in the color of your choice, like the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Pure Purple, and tightline across your lower lash line. After drawing your liner on, be sure to smudge it a bit for an effortlessly gorgeous appeal.

Step 2: Top it off with mascara. Finish this eye makeup look with a coat of the L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara and you’ll be ready for whatever the day has in store.