Here’s how to get your makeup poppin’: a sweep of coloured eyeliner. Not just for summer vacay season, let coloured eyeliner into your makeup routine year-round to light up your look with a hot, new hue. Whether you’re gliding on graphic eyeliner or feeling a more minimal vibe, there’s a whole spectrum of shades and different liner looks ready to werk your makeup to the max. Read on for three ways to wear it…
1. Floating Coloured Eyeliner
Think coloured eyeliner is always the ‘go big or go home’ option? Make it minimal by switching up a bright hue for a soft metallic, applying in clean lines for an understated effect.
Step 1: Starting at the inner corner of the eye, glide on a clean, smooth line of Wonder’Swipe 2-in-1 Liner to Shadow in Fashun along the lower lash line. At the outer corner of the eye, create a small flick angled towards the edge of your brow.
Step 2: Next, draw a floating line just above your eyelid crease, mirroring the natural curve of your eye and finishing opposite your eyeliner flick. Frame lashes with a few coats of Wonder’Luxe Volume Mascara to separate and define.
Step 3: Dot and blend Jelly Highlighter onto cheekbones and brow bones for a glossy skin finish. Looking fresh
2. Graphic Coloured Eyeliner
We’re feeling a major #TBT moment over this eighties-inspired liner look. If you’re all about those retro vibes, head straight back to the old school with graphic shapes and negative space. Here’s how...
Step 1: Use Wonder’Swipe 2-in-1 Liner to Shadow in My Bae to map out your graphic shapes. Create an angle at the point where the inner corner of your eye meets the side of your nose, then draw an outline from the middle of your upper lash line to the corner of your eyebrow, like a jagged diamond.
Step 2: Fill inside the lines with the punchy pink pigment, building up where needed. Wait to dry completely before turning up the volume with a few coats of Scandal’Eyes WOW Wings Mascara.
Step 3: Want to go full-on glam rock? Add a bold brow to your makeup look to feel like you’re destined for the main stage.
3. Negative Space Coloured Eyeliner
If you’re feeling a little colour shy, try experimenting with darker metallic hues while you get used to wearing a bold eyeliner look. This negative space black metallic liner looks incred paired with a bold lip...
Step 1: Start by mapping out your negative space eyeliner shape. Use Wonder’Swipe 2-in-1 Liner to Shadow in Out Out to make a dot in line with the inner corner or your eye (where it meets the side of your nose). Add another two dots above the centre of the lid crease and at the outer corner of your eye, in line with the edge of your brow.
Step 2: Next, in one smooth sweep, glide the liner from the inner to the outer corner of your eye, connecting all the dots. Finish at the outer corner of the eye. Coat lashes in your favourite mascara to frame eyes.
Step 3: Veil lips in a pop of bold,colour to finish. Glide on Stay Satin Liquid Lipstick in Yuppie or Scrunchie for a hit of colour without that won’t feel too OTT.
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