Easy Eye Liner Tricks That Completely Change Your Look

Shannon Farrell

We are firm believers that you can change up your look with just one simple tweak. Today we’re turning to eye liner for a little makeover inspiration. Check out what a simple flick of the pencil (or liner brush) can do, as modeled on some of our favorite Hollywood beauties.

Brandy American Music Awards

Outline The Entire Eye
If you want to go a little bolder without thickening the line, follow Brandy’s lead by outlining the entire eye, even going as far as the inner corners. This small difference really highlights the shape of the eye.

Gwen Stefani American Music Awards

Line Along The Top Lashes Only
When you’re wearing a bold lip, like Gwen Stefani’s signature red, the eyes shouldn’t be the focus. But skipping eye liner entirely can make your face look a little naked. Instead, apply liner along the top lash line and finish with a smudge of eye shadow on the lower lash line to add definition.

Naya Rivera Premiere of American Horror Story

Go For A Subtle Cat Eye
We love the cat eye that Naya Rivera modeled above. Unlike other versions, this was done using a powder liner so it’s less bold and looks more natural, elongating the lashes.

Emma Stone Blue Eyeliner

Add Some Color
Colored eye liner is daring, but when applied with a light touch, the look becomes easier to pull off. Emma Stone’s shimmery blue liner works because of its clean, not-too-smoky shape.

Carly Rae Jepsen American Music Awards

Dab on Some Shimmer
Shimmer applied at the inner corner of the eye has become a staple. So why not dab shimmer along the entire bottom lash line like Carly Rae Jepsen did at the American Music Awards? The gold brightened the entire eye and added interest to an otherwise neutral makeup look.

Whose eye liner trick do you like best?

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