Colour is the new black this season. Vibrant and creative colourful eyeliner is becoming popular not just amongst Gen Zs on TikTok but also with our favourite celebrities like Rosé from BLACKPINK, Ariana Grande, and Hailey Bieber.
Wearing lively shades of blue, pink, and purple on the eyes might be a little out of your comfort zone, but coloured eyeliners don’t always have to look too loud. When you choose the right styles, you’ll spice up your makeup look for everyday elegance.
Here are seven coloured eyeliner looks that you can pull off effortlessly!
The simple cat-eye
Simply swap your black eyeliner for coloured eyeliner and trace it over your upper lash line. Whether you love a simple stroke that ends at the outer corner of your eyes, or an edgier feline flick, a coloured eyeliner can add a spirited pop of colour to jazz up your everyday cat-eye.
Colour your lower lash line or waterline
Flip the fun upside-down by applying coloured eyeliner to your lower lash line or waterline – the skin that’s between your lashes and eye. You won’t have to ditch your usual black eyeliner with this style. All you have to do is spice it up with some colour on the lower lash line.
If you want a bolder streak of colour, you can also apply a thick stroke over the lower lash or blend the colour downwards for makeup that looks more like eyeshadow.
Accentuate your black liner
Out of the many ways you can be creative with this style, our favourite is to underline only the wing of the black liner with a light-coloured liner; by adding a light shade to only the outer corners of the eyes, you brighten your eyes. Neon hues also don’t look over the top, since they only appear in a small ray at the corners.
You can also trace the coloured eyeliner over the full length of your black eyeliner – from the inner corner to the wingtip for a look that’s bold and beautiful.
Negative space graphic liner
A graphic liner style that’s been spotted on personalities like Kylie Jenner, this eyeliner extends upwards in a regular wing but returns towards the crease of the eye. This liner flaunts the shape of the eye in a fresh, minimalist style. You don’t have to lay on a thick liner to look stunning.
Full coloured eyeliner
Line your eyes both top and bottom with coloured eyeliner to make them pop. Whilst black eyeliner can look heavy on the eyes, a bright-coloured liner around the eye will instead widen your eyes for a brighter eye look.
Floating crease eyeliner
Rosé from BLACKPINK wore her new favourite floating eyeliner in black to the MET gala as an elegant fashion statement, but she’s also been spotted with neon pink and green eyeliner in other photos on her Instagram.
Ariana Grande also flaunted the floating crease eyeliner style as she was launching her R.E.M. Beauty line. Instead of drawing the liner along her entire crease, she only wore it on the arch of her brow.
This graphic style is best achieved with a liquid coloured eyeliner that avoids smudges and keeps lines clean and crisp.
Since we’re embracing colours, why not take on two shades at once? Instead of one wing on your negative space graphic liner look, you can fill in with two wings in different colours.
Or, rather than just use orange across your lash line, you can meet it halfway with a bright green liner. This way, there will always be new colour combinations to go for and you’ll always be able to switch things up for a fresh look!
Choosing the right coloured eyeliner will depend on the style you’re looking to achieve. For the full-coloured eyeliner look, it’s best to choose a liner that’s a crayon or pencil for easy blending.
If you’re applying eyeliner on your waterline, it’s also good to have a pencil that’s water- and smudge-resistant so that it stays on during and after application. Should you be trying to achieve a crisp, graphic liner look, then liquid eyeliners are your best bet!
Best coloured eyeliners in Singapore
Givenchy Phenomen'eyes Liner
Givenchy’s Phenomen’eyes Liner is a liquid eyeliner that uses a thin brush, allowing you to sweep the colours onto your eye with precision and comfort. Its electric shades come in Pearly Pink, Glimmer Gold, and Bright Bronze, plus with a glittery finish for extra flair.
As a long-wearing and waterproof liquid liner, it’s great for creating graphic eyeliner styles like Rosé’s floating crease liner.
Givenchy Phenomen’eyes Liner retails for S$33.60. Click on the link below for the most updated price.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
This coloured eyeliner pencil is called 24/7 for a reason.
The eyeliner glides onto the lash line or waterline with a smooth, creamy texture that stays soft for the first 30 seconds, which allows you to blend the colour out or wipe it off if you’ve made a mistake. It then settles to create a metallic finish and stays extremely smudge-proof throughout the rest of your day.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil retails at S$33. Click on the link below for the most updated price.
KVD Beauty Super Pomade Vegan Eyeliner, Shadow & Brow Pigment
This multifunctional colour pomade works as an eyeliner, shadow, and brow pigment altogether. With an angled brush, you can apply the creamy pigment onto your eyelids with easy control.
You can gradually work the eyeliner over your lids or blend it out for a softer eyeshadow effect over the top and bottom of the eye. You don’t need water to apply this pomade!
KVD Beauty Super Pomade Vegan Eyeliner, Shadow & Brow Pigment retails for S$29. Click on the link below for the most updated price.
NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Long Lasting Liner Stick
You won’t miss out on colours with NYX’s series of coloured pencil liners.
NYX’s coloured eyeliners come in gorgeous shades like graphic purple, periwinkle pop, blue trip, orange zest, and berry goth. They’re also creamy and pigmented, and their hard formulas make them easy to apply without smudging.
NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Long Lasting Liner Stick retails for S$13. Click on the link below for the most updated price.
Beauty Bay The Pastels Crayon Eyeliner Set Sunrise
Love pastel colours? You’ll be spoilt for choice with Beauty Bay’s The Pastels Crayon Eyeliner Set in Sunrise, which carries a trio of pastel shades. As pastels colours go, these hues are quite light so colours like pink and yellow may not be as obvious on lighter skin shades.
Beauty Bay The Pastels Crayon Eyeliner Set Sunrise retails for S$14.55. Click on the link below for the most updated price.