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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

Few things in the beauty world can instantly change your look more than a statement eye. Whether you opt for a traditional smoky eye or a more natural monochrome lid, nothing quite ties a look together like a simple swipe of eyeliner. And that’s especially the case if you reach for a brightly colored eyeliner instead of a traditional black one. Ready to taste the rainbow?

Keep reading to get inspired to put down your brown and black eyeliner in favor of a more eye-popping hue.

3 Reasons to Try Colored Eyeliner ASAP

Quick—take a peek in your makeup bag: What do you see? Chances are, loads of brown and black eyeliner pencils and pens. What gives? 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.

1. You can use a little…or use a lot! Whether you want to dip your toe into the colorful eyeliner or pair multiple colors for a two-toned look, the outcome is sure to be nothing less than stunning. Try the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Electric Blue. Run it along your upper lash line or add just a flick to the outer wing of your traditional black-lined look.

2. You can create use it to quickly create a statement eye. Don’t have the time to perfectly blend a multi-tonal smoky eye? That doesn’t mean you can’t still rock a statement eye. Just swipe on the colored eyeliner of your choice and you’re good to go.

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 best to pair colored eyeliner with something a little more natural-looking so that your eyes can be the focal point of your face.

Try This Two-Toned Colored Eyeliner Look

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-tos. Follow along!

Step 1: Start with black eyeliner. To begin, line your eyes as you normally would with the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Black Party, 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 tight line, this time using a vibrant hue. Try the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Intrepid Teal.

How to Rock Colored Eyeliner on Your 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 to the area before putting on 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? Well, if you pick an eyeliner shade that complements your eye color, that can make all the difference. If you have brown eyes, try using a green eyeliner, like the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Wild Green. If you have green eyes, accentuate your gorgeous color with an underline of purple eyeliner, like the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Pure Purple. If you have blue eyes, go for gold with the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Gold. Whatever color you choose, just blend it into your lower lash line and voila! Who knew adding a touch of color to your face could make such an impact?