The right eyeliner can instantly upgrade any eye makeup look, and we’re no strangers to using colored eyeliner for a statement look. Blues, greens, purples—we love them all. But do you know the latest hue to become a makeup trend? It’s bright orange, and we’re already putting it on our eyeliner bucket list—if not our lids. Of course, with a color so bold, you may be wondering how you can pull off the look. Read below for four orange eyeliner makeup looks that allow anyone to pull off the bright orange eyeliner trend.
Orange Eyeliner Look #1: Create a statement wing
If you want your orange eyeliner to be the center of your eye makeup look, this is the perfect option for you. A bright orange wing will instantly draw the eye—pun intended—and is totally chic. For this makeup look, you’ll want to let your wing do the talking.
Step #1: Apply primer
Start by applying an eye primer on your eyelid, blending it up toward your brow one. Primer is essential if you want to keep your makeup looking its best all day, plus it can help other eye makeup products appear more vibrant.
Step #2: Keep it simple
When it comes to your eye shadow, you want to keep things simple so your orange wing can be the star of the show. Apply a nude shade, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Paris Beach, to your lid before using a light brown shadow to define your crease.
Step #3: Create your wing
It’s time to grab your orange eyeliner! Use a liquid liner to create your sharpest wing and add an instant pop of color.
Editor’s note: Rusty on your winged eyeliner skills? Check out our article, How to Achieve Your Sharpest Winged Eyeliner Look.
Step #4: Apply mascara
Finish the look by applying a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mystic Black.
Orange Eyeliner Look #2: Line your waterline
Another way to add bright orange eyeliner into your eye makeup look is to line your waterline. This is a subtler way to embrace the trend since you’ll only be working with a very thin line of orange. As for how to complete the look, you’ll want to create a brown smoky eye to go with your orange eyeliner.
Step #1: Prime your eyes
Apply an eye primer to help keep your makeup in place.
Step #2: Grab your eye shadow
Use the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Boudoir Charme to create your brown smoky eye. First, apply the nude shade to your lid. Then, choose either medium brown shade to define your crease. Lastly, deepen your crease by applying the darkest brown shade to the outer “V” of your eyelid.
Step #3: Line your waterline
Use a waterproof orange pencil eyeliner to line your lower waterline. You may need to use your finger to pull down on your lower lash line in order to get a better view of your waterline, just remember to be as gentle as possible with your delicate eye area.
Step #4: Finish with mascara
Complete your eye makeup look by applying mascara. Try wearing a brown mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara in Black Brown, instead of black. This will give your look totally autumnal vibes—so pretty!
Orange Eyeliner Look #3: Smudge it out
You can also apply orange eyeliner to your lower lash line and create a smudged, carefree look. This is a more colorful and cool twist on a classic edgy smudged eye. Trust us, a few swipes of orange eyeliner and a bit of smudging and you’ll seriously up your cool factor!
Step #1: Apply eye shadow primer
Apply a primer to your lids so your eye makeup lasts all day and night.
Step #2: Embrace the orange hues
Your eyeliner doesn’t need to be the only orange aspect of your look. Why not try orange eye shadow too? First, apply a nude shadow to your lid. Then, use an orange shade, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Sunset Seine, to define your crease.
Step #3: Line your lower lash line
Use an orange pencil eyeliner to line your lower lash line. Then, use a small eye shadow brush to smudge out the color.
Step #4: Apply mascara
No eye makeup look is complete without mascara. Apply a few coats of your favorite to add volume and length to your lashes.
Orange Eyeliner Look #4: Color-Blocked Eyeliner
Color-blocked eyeliner is an eye makeup trend and it’s a great way to pull off bright orange eyeliner. Not to mention, if you already have an eyeliner hue you can’t part with, this way you don’t have to give it up—just wear it with orange. Read our article, How to Do Color-Blocked Eyeliner, for a step-by-step tutorial.
For another colorful eye makeup idea, head over to our article, How to Pull Off Red Eye Makeup. As you can tell, we're loving wearing warm hues like red and orange on the eyes!