Colored Eyeliner Looks: 10+ Ways To Style Them

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Colored eyeliners can brighten up your eyes in seconds. If you are tired of applying the same old black eyeliner, we suggest you start experimenting with colored eyeliners. Try the most popular ones — gold and blue eyeliner — and the edgy ones — yellow and green coloured eyeliner. Use them as single strokes or do eyeliner makeup without eyeshadow, these looks are worth trying!

In this post, you will learn:

  • How to choose eyeliner color for your eyes
  • How To Apply Colored Eyeliner (with images)
    • Using one color
    • Using multiple colors

How To Choose Eyeliner Color For your Eyes?

Just like the color of your eyes plays a role in your eye makeup, it becomes important when choosing colored eyeliners as well. While black is the universal eyeliner color but when trying out eye pencils of other colors some basic rules apply.

  • Colored eyeliner shades for brown eyes: gold, pink, violet, purple, lavender, turquoise, aqua, and cobalt.
  • Colored eyeliner shades for blue eyes: primarily colors belonging to the orange family, such as rust, bronze, peach, copper. For contrast, use navy blue color eyeliner.
  • Colored eyeliner shades for green eyes: bronze, amethyst, rust, mahogany.
  • Colored eyeliner shades for black eyes: use darker shades of pink and brown, such as mauve and coffee. For contrast, use yellow and electric blue liquid eyeliner.

 

How To Apply Colored Eyeliner?

If you are looking for eyeliner makeup inspiration, you don’t need to look further. We tell you how to style your colored eyeliner pencils using ample examples.

When using just one colored eyeliner

  1. Applying colored eyeliner on just upper lash line: This look can be carried any time of the day and any where, and with literally any color! If you are attending a function, a simple electric blue eyeliner makeup will do the trick. If it’s an evening party, pair gold eyeliner with brown eyeshadow. For a through-the-day or office look,  subtle colors such as pink or grey eyeliner will look great.
    Blue colored eyeliner winged style
    Royal blue colored eyeliner for winged liner look

     

    Yellow colored eyeliner for winged liner look
    Yellow colored eyeliner for extended winged liner look

     

    Gold colored eyeliner
    Gold colored eyeliner look for evening makeup

     

  2. Applying colored eyeliner on just lower lash line: Another simple eyeliner trick is to apply it on the lower lash line and smudge it. It adds a pop of color without being overly dramatic.
    blue colored eyeliner on lower lash line
    blue colored eyeliner on lower lash line

     

  3. Applying colored eyeliner on the waterline: Traditionally, we have always used black kajal on our waterline, but it’s time to break the mould. If you are still new to colored eyeliners, we suggest you with nude eye pencil on your waterline. But to take it a level up, vine and turquoise.
    Vine colored eyeliner look
    Vine colored eyeliner to complete the eye makeup

     

    Turquoise colored eyeliner
    Turquoise colored eyeliner is perfect for a day out with friends

     

  4. Applying colored eyeliner only on the inner and outer corners of the eyes: For a dramatic eyeliner look, leave the middle portion of your lash lines blank while applying color on the inner and outer corners of the eyes.

    Blue colored eyeliner on inner and outer corner of the eyes
    Blue colored eyeliner on inner and outer corner of the eyes

 

[Also Read: Best Eyeliner Brands In India]

 

When using more than one colored eyeliners

  1. Applying colored eyeliner just above black eyeliner: This look is best tried with liquid eyeliners. Apply colourful matte eyeliners over a regular black one and notice how your eyes lift up. Increase the glam quotient by using shimmer or silver eyeliner when going for an evening party.
    White eyeliner on black eyeliner
    White eyeliner on black eyeliner

     

    Bright yellow eyeliner on black eyeliner, with an extended wing
    Bright yellow eyeliner on black eyeliner, with an extended wing

     

    Yellow colored eyeliner on black eyeliner, with the yellow color curving inwards
    Yellow eyeliner on black eyeliner, with the yellow color curving inwards

     

    Bright red colored eyeliner on black liner
    Bright red colored eyeliner on black liner for dramatic effect on your day out with friends

     

    Hot pink colored eyeliner on black liner
    Hot pink colored eyeliner on black liner to complete double liner look
    Silver glitter eyeliner on black liner look
    Silver glitter eyeliner on black liner look, perfect for an evening party

     

    Soft pink matte eyeliner on black liner
    Soft pink matte eyeliner on black liner is perfect when heading out for brunch

     

  2. Applying colored eyeliner to fill black eyeliner: If you are adept at handling liquid eyeliners, then opt for this dramatic eyeliner look. Draw the outline of your winged eyeliner with black and fill it with a colour of your choice. Make sure that black eyeliner dries up before you start filling to avoid a color mess. You can experiment even more with this look by using glitter eyeliner as fillers.
    Yellow colored eyeliner within black winged eyeliner
    Yellow colored eyeliner within black winged eyeliner

     

    Glitter eyeliner as a filler for black winged eyeliner look
    Glitter eyeliner as a filler for black winged eyeliner look; perfect for evening party makeup when you want a little drama!

  3. Applying a coloured eyeliner over another colored eyeliner above the lash line: In this case, you can experiment within the same family of colors (refer the first image below) or pair try different colors (as shown in the second image below).
    Pink glitter eyeliner over mauve eyeliner for a soft yet glam look
    Pink glitter eyeliner over mauve eyeliner for a soft yet glam look

     

    silver eyeliner paired with red colored eyeliner
    Pair silver eyeliner with red and highlight your inner corners for a dramatic look

     

  4. Applying one coloured eyeliner on one half of lash lines and another color on the second half: This pairing works best light and dark hues of some color are used. We have shown an example of green, but you can try other colors such as pink eyeliner, mauve and blue.
    light green colored eyeliner with dark green
    Pair a light green eyeliner with dark green; try matte or shimmer

     

  5. Applying three colored eyeliners for upper lash line, lower line and waterline: When opting for multi-colored eyeliners, make sure they all work well together. For instance, the blue, white and green eyeliner tints used in the image below look great.
Three-colored eyeliner look for eye makeup
Go tricolor with this look — try saffron, white and green!

 

Read our post on How To Make Eyes Look Bigger using just eyeliner!

Some More Interesting Colored Eyeliner Looks

  1. Apply colored eyeliner only on some portions of the winged look


2. Add drama by applying colored eyeliner in geometric styles

Cobalt matte eyeliner with angular finish
Cobalt matte eyeliner with angular finish

 

Cerulean blue matte eyeliner with angular finish
Cerulean blue matte eyeliner with angular finish

 

Gold colored matte eyeliner applied on just half the eye
Gold colored matte eyeliner applied on just half the eye

Hope you liked these eyeliner makeup looks. Let us know which ones you tried or are going to try in the comments below!

 

 

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