When it comes to your eyeliner game, you may be obsessed with black liner. It’s classic, chic, and delivers everything you need to bring a stunning makeup look to life. However, you can shake things up and give your eyes a gorgeous pop with the right hue of a different color. And silver eye makeup makes for a glorious choice.
Think about it: Silver eyeliner adds a shimmery touch to your makeup while creating the illusion of a brighter gaze. Not to mention, it’s a foolproof way to hop on the metallic makeup trend bandwagon. If you’re down to incorporate this sparkly shade in your makeup repertoire, you’ve come to the right place. Ahead, we’re sharing 12 silver eye makeup looks that will make a lasting impression.
SILVER EYELINER LOOK #1: SILVER SMOKY EYES WITH WINGED EYELINER
Why we love them: A silver winged eyeliner look adds a glitzy touch to your eyes for the ultimate level of glam. It’s also a fashionable way to give your classic black eyeliners a break.
How to DIY the look: Start by applying a thin layer of eye makeup primer to your lids. Using the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Silver Couture, sweep the lightest gray shade over your eyes. Then, dust the medium gray shade into your crease, and follow up with the dark gray shade on the outer edge of your eye. Next, line your upper lash line with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Silver. Be sure to add a few flicks at the end of your eyeliner to create a winged look. Layer your lashes with the L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Washable Mascara to complete your masterpiece.
SILVER EYELINER LOOK #2: DOUBLE WINGED EYELINER
Why we love it: Two wings are always better than one. This eyeliner trend allows you to add a playful and chic touch to your look.
How to DIY the look: Kick things off by lining your lids with a silver pencil eyeliner. You’ll want to extend your first wing out a bit further to really nail it. Next, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Charcoal Shimmer to create another wing right above the first one you created for double the fun.
SILVER EYELINER LOOK #3: SMUDGED SILVER LINER
Why we love it: You can count on this pick to help you achieve a grunge-meets-ritzy look. It’s also an attractive option for a girl’s night out or date night.
How to DIY the look: Simply line your lower and upper lash lines with a silver pencil eyeliner. Use a small angled brush to smudge the hue to your liking. Next, coat your lashes with a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Air Volume Mega Mascara, Lightweight Mega Volume Washable in Blackest Black to score a flirty fringe.
SILVER EYELINER LOOK #4: SILVER INNER CORNERS
Why we love them: Inner corner eye makeup naturally calls attention to your eyes. It works in your favor to add a subtle highlight that can kick your beauty look up a few notches.
How to DIY the look: Swipe your lids with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Grand Bleu. Then, line the inner corner of your eyes with a silver pencil eyeliner. Jazz up your lashes with the L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Washable Mascara, Lasting Volume.
SILVER EYELINER LOOK #5: NEGATIVE SPACE CUT CREASE EYELINER
Why we love it: The negative space cut crease eyeliner craze helps you merge the runway and editorial aesthetic into your makeup look. We also dig that it’s a trendy way to step into graphic silver eyeliner territory.
How to get the look: Visit our article, How To Create a Negative Space Cut Crease, for a step-by-step tutorial.
SILVER EYELINER LOOK #6: SILVER TIGHTLINING
Why we love it: Tightlining is the go-to remedy for giving your lashes an added boost with a minimalist touch.
How to get the look: Head over to our article, What is Tightlining? Everything You Need to Know About this Invisible Eyeliner Technique.
SILVER EYELINER LOOK #7: SILVER UNDERLINER
Why we love it: You can go against the grain and give your eyes a sensational pop of color. This look can also be worn solo or paired with other eye makeup trends.
How to get the look: Keep things simple and dust your lids with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Mademoiselle Pink. Reach for your silver pencil eyeliner and line your lower lash lines. Fluff up your lashes with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Bold Eye Mascara in Black.
SILVER EYELINER LOOK #8: COLOR-BLOCKED EYELINER
Why we love it: The possibilities are endless for color-blocked eyeliner looks. They give you free reign to flaunt a variety of color combinations for a fun and modern finish.
How to get the look: Start by lining the middle of your lash line with a silver liner. Next, line the inner and outermost corners with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24Hr Pencil Eyeliner in Burgundy. Seal the deal by coating your lashes with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara in Blackest Black.
SILVER EYELINER LOOK #9: DOTTED CAT EYE
Why we love it: This silver eyeliner variation adds a fun twist to the standard cat eye trend. Plus, you can create it in little to no time.
How to get the look: Simply apply dots on your lower lash line to create your cat eye. Layer your lashes with a volumizing mascara for a flirty touch.
SILVER EYELINER LOOK #10: REVERSE CAT EYE
Why we love it: It’s a chic remix of the signature style. This reverse spin-off also enhances the shape of your eyes for a flattering finish.
How to DIY the look: Using a silver eyeliner, line only your lower lash line and create a wing at the inner corner of your eye.
SILVER EYELINER LOOK #11: FLOATING CREASE LINER
Why we love it: Floating crease eyeliner bridges the gap between simple yet bold eye makeup. It also takes cues from the runway, which will allow you to embrace your inner supermodel.
How to get the look: Click through to our article, What Is a Floating Crease? Your New Favorite Eyeliner Trend, for some pointers.
SILVER EYELINER LOOK #12: RULER STRAIGHT LINER
Why we love it: It’s a minimalist silver eyeliner look that makes a big impact. You don’t have to be skilled with liner to bring the silver eye makeup look to life.
How to DIY the look: Create a straight line starting at the outer edge of your lower lash line and extend it, so it lines up with the tail of your brows.
Now that you have fun and unique ways to incorporate silver eyeliner into your makeup looks, share the love with your locks. Give your strands a shimmery upgrade with our article, How To Get a Fresh Silver Hair Color.