When it comes to making a statement with your eye makeup looks, it really doesn’t get much better than swiping on a colored eyeliner. Whether you opt for a traditional smokey eye or a more natural monochrome lid, nothing shows off your personality better than adding a colored liquid or pencil eyeliner into the mix. Lining your eyes in a vibrant hue is primed to be your new favorite look, allowing you to play with color without using eyeshadow. So, if you’re ready to show off your creativity with a more colorful makeup look, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’re sharing stylish ways to put down your brown and black eyeliner in favor of colored eyeliner looks.
3 REASONS TO TRY COLORED EYELINER ASAP
Chances are there are loads of neutral eyeliner pencils and pens in your collection, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But it’s time to kick things up a notch. If you have the confidence to rock lipsticks and eye shadows in each and every color imaginable, consider doing the same when it comes to eyeliner. Here are three reasons why we’re obsessed with colored eyeliner at the moment.
REASON #1: YOU CAN USE A LITTLE…OR A LOT
Whether you want to dip your toe into the colorful eyeliner pool or pair multiple colors together for a two-toned look, the outcome is sure to be nothing less than stunning. Try the L’Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner, Waterproof in Blue. Run it along your upper lash line or add just a flick to the outer wing of your traditional black-lined look.
REASON #2: YOU CAN USE IT TO CREATE A QUICK STATEMENT EYE
If you don’t have the time to blend a multi-tonal smokey eye perfectly, no worries! You can still rock a statement eye. Just swipe on the colored eyeliner of your choice (we love the L’Oréal Paris Le Liner Signature Easy-Glide Mechanical Eyeliner, Waterproof in Violet Wool), and you’re ready to go.
REASON #3: IT LOOKS GORGEOUS WHEN PAIRED WITH A NUDE LIP
When it comes to accentuating your eyes with colorful eyeliner, you don’t want it to compete with your lipstick. Sure, a bright, bold lip is awesome, but it’s usually best to pair colored eyeliner with something a little more neutral so that your eyes can be the shining star of your look. Try the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Ultra Matte Highly Pigmented Nude Lipstick.
3 COLORED EYELINER LOOKS TO TRY
Below, we’re sharing three of our favorite ways to pull off colored eyeliner. Give one—or all three—a shot for your next night out.
LOOK #1: COLORFUL TWO-TONED EYE
If you’re not ready to say goodbye to your beloved black liner but tempted to try a more colorful look, we have a feeling this two-toned, two-step look will quickly become one of your go-to’s. Follow along!
STEP 1. START WITH BLACK EYELINER
To begin, line your eyes as you normally would with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner, making sure to keep your line as smooth and straight as possible—remember to stay close to your lash line.
STEP 2. LAYER IT WITH THE COLOR OF YOUR CHOICE
Directly above your black line, create another thin line, this time using a liquid eyeliner in a vibrant hue. Try the L’Oréal Paris Matte Signature Lip Dip Eyeliner, Waterproof in Burgundy.
Editor’s tip: Another option for playing with two shades is to line your upper lash line with your fun color ( cobalt blue is always beautiful) and stick with black liner on your waterline.
LOOK #2: COLORFUL LOWER LASH LINE
Colored eyeliner doesn’t have to be confined to your upper lash line. There’s no better time to take a makeup risk. So, go ahead and add some pizzazz to your lower lash line. Here’s how to get the look.
STEP 1. START WITH PRIMER
STEP 2. APPLY YOUR EYELINER
With so many color options, it can be difficult to know which one will look the most flattering on you. The key is to pick an eyeliner shade that complements your eye color perfectly.
If you have brown eyes…try using a green eyeliner, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24 HR Eye Pencil in Forest Green.
For those with green eyes…accentuate your gorgeous color with purple eyeliner on your lower lash line. Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Purple.
If you’re working with blue eyes…go for the gold and line your eyes using the L’Oréal Paris Le Liner Signature Easy-Glide Mechanical Eyeliner, Waterproof in Gold Velvet.
Whatever color you choose, smudge it along your lower lash line and voila!
LOOK #3: WINGED EYELINER
When it comes to taking your eye makeup look to new heights, you can never go wrong with a stunning winged eyeliner look. While most would opt for black eyeliner, we like to up the ante with a more colorful option: blue eyeliner. Blue eye makeup is seriously on-trend, and this makeup look is sure to make a lasting impression. Follow the steps below to bring this bold look to life.
STEP 1: PRIME YOUR EYELIDS
STEP 2: CREATE THE ANGLE FOR YOUR WING
One of the easiest ways to manage precise winged eyeliner is to outline your wing. Start by using a colored liquid eyeliner to draw an angled line from the outermost corner of your eye and extend it upward.
STEP 3: BUILD YOUR WING
Using the same eyeliner, draw a straight diagonal line from the highest point of your first line, down to the innermost corner of your eye to create a triangular shape.
STEP 4: PACK ON THE COLOR
It’s finally time to color your wing. Fill in the empty space with your blue eyeliner for a beautiful, vibrant finish.
STEP 5: TOP IT OFF WITH MASCARA
Seal the deal with a few coats of mascara. Try the L’Oréal Paris Air Volume Mega Mascara, Lightweight Mega Volume Washable for dramatic lashes you’ll love.
Next up: We have another colorful eye makeup look on deck. Here’s How To Create a Rainbow Eyeshadow Look.