11 Effortlessly Chic Ways to Wear Eyeliner
Are you looking for some super fun eyeliner looks to explore?
From simple eyeliner styles to how to put on liquid eyeliner, and the best eyeliner pencil to use for a chic look, this article has it all!
It’s easy to get into a rut with makeup, especially your eyeliner. Do you find you’re always creating the same look day in, day out?
Well, it’s time to mix things up!
Whether you’re looking for something simple and chic, quick to apply, a pop of color, or something a little more special—we’ve got a look for you. There really are no limits when it comes to getting creative with your eyeliner. And beginners and pros are all welcome here.
Check out these 11 fun eyeliner looks below.
The less is more look
Less can often be more, especially when it comes to French-girl makeup and beauty. After all, who doesn’t love rolling out of bed in the morning and getting their makeup complete in ten minutes? More time for sleeping in, getting your workout in, or even eating a delicious breakfast.
So, if this is your makeup philosophy, embrace it.
This is one of the more simple eyeliner styles on our list. First, you trace your upper lash line making a thin line along your top lashes with a black eye pencil. To complete the look, curl your lashes and add a healthy coat of lengthening mascara.
Told you this was going to be simple and effortless!
The semi-outlined eye
For this look, you’ll need a liquid eyeliner and an angled brush.
Use both together to trace your upper lash line, kicking the line out slightly at the outer corner of your eye to create a winged effect.
Next, using the liner and brush again, draw a line from the outermost part of the wing you just drew, all the way back to the halfway point of your lower lash line.
And voila—you just created your semi-outlined eyeliner look!
The French flick
The French flick is also described as the toned-down version of a French woman’s classic eyeliner look.
The difference with this look is you start at the center of the upper lid instead of the inner corner. This creates a subtle and smooth line. Use a micro angled brush to help you apply your eyeliner in whatever shade you like.
Black is the classic, and you can't wrong with it.
Be sure to check your flick is symmetrical on both sides.
Two is better than one
For this look, you’ll need your standard black eyeliner plus another color for contrast. You can go for a neutral color here or something more vibrant—it’s up to you!
Apply your eyeliner as usual to your upper and lower lash line. Next, apply your second color under the lower lashes for contrast. Use an angled brush if you want a thin, crisp line.
Don’t forget to finish your look with a swoosh of mascara to make your lashes pop.
This look is all about dialing things back a notch from a full cat-eye, hence the kitten-eye name!
We’re opting for a brown eyeliner for this one to create a subtler look, perfect to wear day or night.
Use an angled brush to lightly line your top lash line. Start at the inner corner and extend it out into a baby cat-eye.
If you want to make this look all about the eyeliner, avoid curling your lashes and adding mascara.
Barely there eyeliner
Here’s another simple eyeliner style for those of you who don’t want your eyeliner to steal the show.
Applying a long-lasting eyeliner between your lashes is more than enough to add some beautiful definition to your eyes. And if you choose the best eyeliner pen for the job, it’ll last you all day and well into the night.
It’s true what they say—a little goes a long way. Without a doubt, this is an effortlessly chic way to wear eyeliner.
Smudged and smokey
To create a smudged, smokey look, use a black pencil to line your lashes. Next, use a smudger brush to blend it out into an almond shape past your lash line.
Then sweep some shimmery gold shadow onto your eyelids and the inner corners of your eye, and blend for a sexy, smoldering finish.
Sleek ‘60s wing
On the hunt for a classic winged eyeliner look? You’re going to love this sleek ‘60s wing.
Use a peachy cream eye shadow as your base color, applying it from the lash line to the crease. Next, use a fine-tipped liquid eyeliner to draw a thin, straight line from the inner corner of your eyes, all the way to just past the outer corner. The trick is to extend the line upward, in the direction of the tail of your brow, but ease up on the pressure as you reach the outer corner. This will create a softer, faded line.
Finish the look with some fluttery lashes by adding a coat of your favorite voluminous mascara.
Thick and thin
Have you ever played with the width of your eyeliner?
This is a fun look to try while maintaining the definition of your eyes.
Try sweeping on a thicker line to your upper lash line, and keep the bottom lash as you usually would. You can even experiment with different colors to make this look extra playful!
This is a cute spin on the classic winged eyeliner look.
Connect your upper and lower eyeliner with the smallest flick at the outer corners. You’ll still create a winged look, but it’s simpler to achieve and can be just as dramatic.
A flash of metallic can take a regular eyeliner look into something that is red carpet ready in minutes!
Line your eyes as usual with your black eyeliner of choice. Wait for it to dry. Next, use a metallic liquid eyeliner and apply a thin line on top of the previous line. This will make sure it stands out and gives you that wow factor.
We’re loving rose gold right now, but any metallic shade will work well with this look.
You now have 11 fun and almost effortless ways to up your eyeliner game, and try out a new look.
Remember, makeup is all about feeling good and having fun. Classic looks are what we adore, but don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and try something a little different now and then.
The golden rule? There are none!