How To Wear Bright Eyeliners

Bold Eyeliners + How To Wear Them

By Tayler Bartman

Bright eyeliners are sure to transform your makeup routine from standard and safe to fun and flirty.  Seen on runways both for spring/summer and fall/winter, it’s a look that anyone can wear, even though the look may seem intimidating.

Fear you may not feel bold enough to pull off such a bright look? Well, we’re here to change your mind.

When done right, bright eyeliners can be surprisingly subtle while simultaneously enhancing your eye color.  With just a few key tips, we can help you ensure that even with lime-lined lids you’ll look less costume-party-bound and more fashion-forward!

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Here, a few tips to keep in mind:

Find an eyeliner that has a creamy texture that stays in place.  One of our top picks is Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliners ($17 each).

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The key to bright eye liner is placement.  You do not want to rim your entire lid in color. Instead, select a specific area of your eye to showcase. We particularly like lining just the upper lash line (making sure the line is thicker on the outside corner) or just the inner half of the lower lash line.

Stick with neutral eyeshadows for a more subtle look or, for added drama, use eye shadows in the same color family as your eyeliner, but not completely monochromatic.

Apply a few coats of black mascara and you are ready to go.

TIP:  It doesn’t hurt to add a bit of a healthy glow to your skin to make the bright eyeliners not look so stark.

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