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How to Use Colored Eyeliner for a Statement Look

Eye Makeup

How to Use Colored Eyeliner for a Statement Look How to Use Colored Eyeliner for a Statement Look How to Use Colored Eyeliner for a Statement Look

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 smoky eye or a more natural monochrome lid, nothing shows off your personality better than adding a colored liquid or pencil eyeliner into the mix. A great option for those who want to play with color without using eyeshadow, lining your eyes in a vibrant hue is primed to be your new favorite look. 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 eye-popping hues.

3 REASONS TO TRY COLORED EYELINER ASAP

Quick—take a peek in your makeup bag: What do you see? Chances are your view is of loads of neutral eyeliner pencils and pens. 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, why not do 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 Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner in Rose Gold. 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

Don’t have the time to blend a multi-tonal smoky eye perfectly? No worries! You can still rock a statement eye. Just swipe on the colored eyeliner of your choice, and you’re good 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

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 option: Another option for playing with two shades? Line your upper lash line with your fun color (a cobalt blue is always beautiful) and stick with black liner on your waterline.

LOOK #2: COLORFUL LOWER LASH LINE

Who says colored eyeliner has 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

Dab a little bit of primer onto the area before reaching for your eyeliner to help prevent smudging.

STEP 2. APPLY YOUR EYELINER

With so many color options, how are you supposed 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.

If you have 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 have blue eyes…go for the gold and line your eyes using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Gold.

Whatever color you choose, smudge it along your lower lash line and voila! Who knew adding a touch of color to your face could make such an impact?

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

Apply a thin layer of primer to your eyes to create an even base for easy application. If you’re out of primer, feel free to use a dab of foundation or concealer to get the job done.

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 taking the L’Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner, Waterproof in Blue, and use the colored liquid eyeliner to draw an angled line from the outermost corner of your eye, extending 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 Telescopic Original Waterproof Lengthening Mascara 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.