It’s safe to say that the most widely worn eyeliner color of all time is black, perhaps followed by brown. Sure, black has its benefits; it makes your eyes stand out, complements black mascara, and can contribute to both a classic makeup look as well as the ever-popular “smokey eye.” Black and brown, being neutrals, are easy to wear and require little effort. But to make nighttime looks more fun or even add vibrancy to your daily winter makeup routine, I encourage you to explore the world of colored eyeliner if you have not already done so. There are many ways to wear colored eyeliner that range from subtle to bold, all without looking tacky. Take a brave step – anyone can wear colored eyeliner with the right technique – and you’d be amazed at the shades available in today’s collections.
Here are some suggestions for adding personality and interest to your usual makeup routine:
MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Tealo: YouTuber Michele1218 incorporated this dark teal pencil into a simple, everyday makeup tutorial which you can watch below.
While keeping her eyeshadow neutral, Michele defines her upper lash line with a thin layer of Tealo. This is a small, sophisticated way to add variation to your eye makeup.
Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Black Turquoise: Laura Mercier has several eye pencils that are gorgeous when swatched in person. They have a smooth application and boast a duochrome sheen. Black Turquoise is dark enough to give the eye definition as traditional black eyeliner would, but up close, the hint of turquoise color is noticeable in the best of ways. Laura Mercier recommends using the pencil for lining the inner corner of the eyelid and also the bottom lash line.
Estee Lauder Electric Teal Pure Color Intense Kajal Eyeliner: This limited edition eye pencil is in a rich shade of blue-toned teal, particularly unique when compared to other eyeliners on the market. Electric Teal, despite the name, is extremely wearable due to its matte finish. Makeup guru Temptalia raves about its long wear and smooth application, meaning it is suited for lining the both the water line and lower lash line, and also blending into the eyelid as eye shadow. It is truly too pretty to pass up!
“Double Lining” Using Sephora’s “Fancy Blue” Liquid Eyeliner: If you’re up for a slight challenge, YouTuber NurberXO created a stunning, one-of-a-kind look by lining her upper lash line with both black and bright blue – watch it below.
Double lining allows you to wear your eye makeup in a creative way without piling on the eye shadow. Try using her technique with other colors such as gold or Northwestern purple!
photos courtesy of temptalia.com and lovesongformylipgloss.blogspot.com.