Bored to tears with your everyday cat-eye? Tired of alternating between black and… jet black? We’re helping you switch things up this summer with five ultramodern eyeliner styles (and the exact eyeliners you need to recreate each one).
5 Summer-Ready Eyeliner Styles That Will Redefine Your Look
1. Graphic Art
What’s better than a classic wing? A classic wing with a twist. Graphic eyeliner is a huge beauty trend right now, and there are countless ways to make it your own. Try a rainbow effect with multiple hues, define a cut crease with rich black lines, or create your own original artwork with a fine-tipped micro liner.
Pro Tip: Nervous about attempting such a bold look? Top your go-to black wing with a clean white line for an understated but mod accent.
2. Color Pops
Save those muted eyeliner looks for fall. Summer is the perfect time of year to experiment with bright, bold hues and sizzling color palettes. Tightline the upper rims of your eyes in cobalt for an electric nighttime look, or use shades of lavender, pink, turquoise, and yellow to jumpstart your day.
Pro Tip: Feeling especially daring? Apply two different hues along your upper and lower lash lines, and then connect them at the corners with a black wing.
Try: Dior Diorshow On Stage Liquid Eyeliner, $30.50
3. Naked Eyes
Prefer a more natural makeup look? Go nude in the most socially acceptable way possible with a cream-colored eyeliner. Ideal for faking a full night’s sleep, this makeup bag essential makes your eyes look bigger and brighter in a flash. Apply it to the inner corners of your eyes and your waterline to look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed any day of the week. (Yes, even Mondays.)
Pro Tip: Use a cream-colored liner beneath your brow bones to lift and frame your arches, as well.
Try: Tarte Fake Awake Eyeliner, $20
4. Peel-Off Glitter
Shimmer in the sunlight with glittery eyeliner that stays right where you want it (and peels off with zero fuss). Finally, you can embrace your inner mermaid without worrying about your eyeliner running down your face.
Pro Tip: Build up these glittery shades for a vivid finish, or use a single flick on each eye for subtle sparkle.
Try: Too Faced Glitter POP! Peel-Off Eyeliner, $20
5. Monochromatic Tones
Summer is all about keeping things simple (i.e., being super lazy), and there’s nothing simpler than a multi-tasking eyeliner that does it all. A matte liner in a natural shade of brown can double as your eyebrow pencil, lip liner, contour, or even blush.
Pro Tip: Use this all-in-one eyeliner to fill in your brows, add freckles, or create the perfect lip stain with the help of a little gloss.
What do you think of these new eyeliner styles? Will you give them a try this summer, or will you continue winging it instead? Let us know in the comments!