The Best Eyeliners For Your Eye Color
We get it, it’s easy to fall into an eyeliner rut— especially when you finally find a pencil that smudges the exact way you like. But we’re here to make the case that you may be missing out on some seriously swoon-worthy results if you limit yourself to just brown or black liner. We talked with Achelle Richards, e.l.f. Global Artistic Director, about which ‘neutral’ and ‘wildcard’ shades are most flattering based on your eye color. It’s love at first sight, y’all.
Blue Eyes: Your Neutral
Even if you’re tempted to stick with dark brown, use a taupe or champagne to intensify your gaze.
Try: CoverGirl Perfect Blend Eyeliner in Smoky Taupe, $6.29; walgreens.com
Blue Eyes: Your Wildcard
Have a metal moment: “Try contrasting colors that are opposite from blue on the color wheel like gold, copper, and peach, to help make the blue in the eyes brighter and bluer,” says Richards.
Try: Nyx Slide On Eye Pencil in Golden Bronze, $5.99; amazon.com
Brown Eyes: Your Neutral
“Navy reads softer on brown eyes than black liner does since it picks up natural gold flecks in the eyes,” explains Richards.
Try: Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Deep Navy, $25; sephora.com
Brown Eyes: Your Wildcard
Brown eyed girls have an advantage since a wide range of punchy colors (like green, amber, purple and blue) play up their pupils. “If your brown eyes have flecks like blue or green in them choose a liner in those complimentary colors to accentuate,” says Richards.
Try: Revlon Photoready Kajal Matte Eye Pencil in Matte Marine, $8.79; target.com
Green Eyes: Your Neutral
Go for the gold since it enhances lighter flecks in the eye and creates a brightening effect.
Try: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Goldmine, $20; sephora.com
Green Eyes: Your Wildcard
fun hues for a trendy and wearable look,” says Richards. “Or layering any of these colors on a black or brown eyeliner will also help neutralize the color for a softer effect.”
Try: e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner in Punk Purple, $3; elfcosmetics.com