There’s no arguing against it; eyeliner swiped across your upper lash line is a timeless look. With that said, it isn’t your only option for putting your liner to use. Bottom eyeliner is a trendy way to shake things up. That’s right, this 2000s makeup trend is back. It’s all about making your lower lids the star of your eye makeup look. So, just for a moment, upper liner will have to take a backseat as you explore—or reintroduce yourself to—the wonders of wearing eyeliner under your eyes. Keep reading for 12 different ways you can rock the bottom liner beauty trend.
1. SIMPLE AND SMUDGED
For makeup lovers who like to keep things neutral in the eyeliner department, this one’s just for you! Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Black and line your lower lash line. Take things to the next level by blending out the liner to add just enough edge to your look.
Metallic liner has become a staple in the makeup world. It’s undeniably chic, and you can give your eyes a gorgeous pop without any eyeshadow. Bring this look to life with the help of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Charcoal Shimmer, using it to line the outer two-thirds of your lower lash line.
3. NATURAL BROWN LINER
If you’re all about natural makeup looks, you can still wear bottom eyeliner. Instead of reaching for your tried-and-true black eyeliner, it’s time to dig out a brown offering. Grab the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Brown. When blended out along your lower lash line, this long-lasting eyeliner pencil will create a soft, natural-looking effect.
4. REVERSE WINGED LINER
You may assume that winged eyeliner is reserved for your upper lash line, but reverse winged eyeliner is changing the game. It’s an unexpected way to rock a classic cat eye, adding the perfect amount of something special to any look. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner, Waterproof in Black, and glide the tip along your lower lash line from the inner to the outer corner before extending the line outward to create a wing.
5. BOLD COLORS
If you love to add bursts of color to your look, this bold eyeliner style is just what you need. Grab any colorful eyeliner hue and swipe it on under your eyes. Try using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue or L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Purple on your lower lash line. If you’re feeling extra avant-garde, you can even try color blocking with one blue and one purple underlined eye. Have fun with it!
6. THICK LINES
While it’s more common to flaunt thin liner, why not go against the grain with thicker lines? Seen on runways and in editorials, this look will take your eyeliner game to new heights. Kick things off with the L’Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner, Waterproof in Burgundy. Using the felt tip, create a thick strip of color along your lash line, building until you reach your desired thickness.
7. GEOMETRIC SHAPES
Speaking of runway trends, geometric eyeliner is set to be one of the biggest trends for 2020. And while it may seem that this look is only reserved for the high fashion world, it’s actually totally wearable. Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Flash Cat Eye Waterproof Brush Tip Eyeliner and line your lower lash line. Next, extend the line at the outer corner and tack on a short line to build an open triangle shape. Close the triangle with another short line and fill in the shape for a bold finish.
8. DOUBLE LINER
Who says you only have to use one liner shade on your eyes? The double liner trend allows you to enhance your eye shape with ease and takes your look up a few notches at the same time. Try the trend with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner in Rose Gold on your lash line and the L’Oréal Paris Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner in Black right underneath. Double the liner, double the fun.
9. FLOATING LINER
If you consider yourself to be a makeup risk taker, you may want to give this look a try. Instead of lining your lash line, this look involves wearing eyeliner just below the lash line to create a floating effect.
Ombré hair made such a big splash in the beauty world that ombré has invaded the makeup game, too. This ombré liner trend involves blending multiple shades together to turn your eyeliner into a work of art. Try the look with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in True Teal and Cobalt Blue. Start by lining the inner half of your lower lash line with teal, then line the outer half with blue. Blend the two colors together in the center with a small makeup brush, and you’re officially wearing ombré liner.
11. STACKED LINER
If you’re looking for more ways to add multiple colors into your makeup look, it sounds like stacked liner could be right up your alley. This look involves wearing four wings in different colors, each layered—or stacked—on top of each other. Pick out blue, pastel pink, gold, and purple eyeliners, then start by lining your eyes with one of the shades, including creating a flick. Repeat this process, applying each shade in the exact same manner until they’re stacked, and you have four layers of winged eyeliner on each eye.
12. POLKA DOTS
Despite the name, eyeliner isn’t just for lines. You can also wear bottom eyeliner that’s decorated with dots! Start by lining your lower lash line with black and creating a wing. Next, place small dots under the eyeliner, following the shape of your winged liner. Voila!