It’s without a doubt that this year, the beauty scene has witnessed an array of fads that relay the message of self-expression. Doing this and more, the colorful eyeliner trend has galvanized makeup enthusiasts everywhere into experimenting with unusual tones. From beginner-lined eyes to unconventional strokes, the beauty hack is on a consistent high!
In other words, the artistic vibe of the colorful eyeliner trend connotes a sense of innovation. Even more exciting, it pays homage to classic eyeliner genres, like that of the beautiful Cleopatra in Egyptian history. Not only has the runway-inspired fad enforced a wave of exquisite looks amidst and post-pandemic, but it also exudes individuality.
Basking in all of its versatile glory, trendsetters like Rihanna and Gigi Hadid have been spotted on the bandwagon. With graphic and vibrant colors that scream bombshell, they embody the makeup trend to a tee.
Whether you’re an out-of-the-box minimalist when it comes to beauty or an all-around adventurous connoisseur, the colorful eyeliner trend is for you!
Here are some tips on rocking the colorful eyeliner trend…
#1. Color palettes
When it comes to choosing the perfect color palette for this trend, the possibilities are as eccentric as they are endless. Essentially, all that is required in making the hued decision is your approach to makeup — are you an ethereal and natural devotee, or are you into vivacious techniques? Once you’ve answered these, you can decide to go with neutrals of white, or brown or bright tones of yellow, blue, or purple.
#2. Shapes and techniques
To master the art of the colorful eyeliner trend, all you need are your eyelids as a canvas and your creative intuition. The structure and strokes you draw here are based on how you want to express yourself with the look you’re going for. For instance, the floating cat-eye and empty corner designs can do the trick for subtlety while flamingo wings and crease cutting shapes set the bar for a full-on glam look. Also, consider the tip of the eyeliner you’ll be using as that plays an important role in the shapes you can achieve.
#3. Add another makeup staple for some je ne sais quoi
Who doesn’t love a little something extra? Here, you get to play around with accessories and makeup jewels to give your colorful eyeliner an upgrade. Think of pearls and rhinestones, or for something gleaming such as glitter. Likewise, glossy lip stains and red lipsticks on a natural face beat or “no makeup” makeup look are stunning with a colorful eyelid.
So empty your makeup bags and grab all the bright eyeliners you can find, we’ve got you covered with some eye-catching inspiration.
Check out creative ways to hop on the colorful eyeliner trend…
#1. Color your waterline
One smart way to add a pop of color to your neutral-toned makeup is to use a colorful liner on your waterline. This approach adds a certain flair to your overall face beat, especially when you’re looking for an edge without appearing to try. This method can equally work for a full-on glam game. The major factor is to consider how daring or calm you choose to go.
#2. Go above (and sometimes beyond)
Perhaps, your introduction to colorful liners is watching them grace the lids of your favorite celeb. This is by far the most famous method and it’s no surprise why. For one, the lids can capture attention even at a distance as opposed to the waterline where someone has to be up close to appreciate. Other than that, it’s also easier to draw a line on the lids compared to the waterline that could have someone needlessly blinking when the liner comes close. (Yeah, I am in that boat and the tearing that follows is real). An interesting way to do this is to line with your regular black liner and then follow closely with your colored option as Marsai Martin has done.
#3. Adorn the entire space
Now’s the time to bring the drama! Here, you get to adorn the entire “canvas” with your color(s) of choice using any stroke you deem fit. Think floating lines, dashes, negative space, and all unconventional techniques. The more the drama, the greater the impact! Here’s a tip: begin with creating an outline of the shape you’re aiming for and then fill or trace that with your colored pen. For twice the fun, follow with colorful eyeshadow.
#4. Do the wing
A simple wing may be all you need to rock the colorful eyeliner trend effortlessly. This works so well on a subtle face beat that doesn’t appear to have any makeup on. Glide your favorite color in one stroke across your lid, stretching that wing to make it fly. Take a cue from Justine Skye above.
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