How to wear coloured eyeliner

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It can be hard to stray from your usual ‘as black as my soul’ eyeliner, so today I share some tips on how to wear purple eyeliner – or any other coloured eyeliner. Coloured eyeliner can be a really cool and easy way to change up your usual look, you can do it in a subtle way going for navy blue, forest green or dark purple or go super bright with neons.

You can also chose colours to compliment your eye colour, copper and gold for blue eyes, purple and bronze for green, midnight blue for brown eyes and emerald green and gold for Hazel. But obviously there are no rules and playing around with different shades is the best way to figure out what works for you.

♥ Purple Liner: Lately I have been a huge fan of purple eyeliner as it does really make my green eyes stand out and it’s also something just a bit different from my usual black liquid liner. I use it on both my top and bottom lash line,  but at the moment my favourite look is matching a sleek black liquid winged eyeliner look with a smudged purple eyeliner on the bottom lash line – taking it from the outer corner about three quarters of the way in.

I recommend: Sephora Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof  in ‘Purple Stilettos’

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♥ White eyeliner: Using white liner is the easiest way to make your eyes look bigger, brighter and less hungover. White eyeliner is used a lot in doll or anime looks because it can make the eyes look larger and more doll like. You can even thickly line your lower lash line in white coating your bottom lashes and then glue false lashes just under you natural lash line to make your eyes look cartoon-like. For an everyday look put some white liner in the inner corner of your eyes and blend out slightly, if you want you can extend that out across your bottom waterline. Let set for a moment and then do another layer or two as products on the waterline wear off easily.

I recommend: NYX Jumbo pencil in ‘Milk’

♥ Dark Blue: This is the best shade if you aren’t so sure about coloured liner or if you want your liner to be a bit of a colour surprise once your out in the sun. Navy blue shades can also be a lot easier to find than other colours. I use darker blues in the same way I would black, as a simple upper lash liner with tight-lining (applying liner directly to the lash line, kind of in-between lashes on the upper waterline) or for winged eye liner.

I recommend: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liners in ‘Midnight’, ‘Cobalt’ and ‘Indigo’

♥ Glitter! Glitter liner can make a simple eye look really special and can jazz up a day time to a night time look easily. Also, using glitter makes me feel like I am really getting all dressed up which I love. Look for coloured liquid liners that have a sparkle to them or apply your eye make up first and then draw clear glitter over your eyeliner. You can use glittery eyeshadows to add a sparkle by using a small dense brush and pressing the product onto where you want it. My favourite glitter shades to use are gold and silver. Just be careful when using glittery products if you have sensitive eyes as it can be quite irritating.

I recommend: Australis AC/Me Eyeshadow in ‘Bronzonce’

Using coloured eyeliner is a great way to do something a little different or to add a pop of colour to your look, what are your coloured eyeliner tips? And what is your ultimate favourite eyeliner shade – classic black or something different?

 

  • Ooh I’ve never thought of using the Australis Eyeshadows as an eyeliner. I love that Bronzeonce shade! Great tips!! x

    • It works really well and is a nice pop of colour!

  • I used to wear coloured eyeliner all the time and now I just stick to boring black and brown. I think I need to change things up!

    • It is so easy to stick to black and brown, isn’t it! Because they always look good and classic! I wore purple lower liner to NZFW on Sunday and loved the pop of colour, I want to try and experiment more with it now.