7 Eyeliner Ideas Anyone Can Do

Victoria Moorhouse

Raise your hand if you’ve ever experienced eyeliner anxiety. We’ve spent hours putting on (and wiping off) this product just to get a perfect look. But truthfully, the key to getting it right is practice and starting with the basics which, yes, can still be really cute. We rounded up a week’s worth of easy eyeliner ideas that anyone, regardless of her skill set, can do. All you need is a steady hand and two minutes—we promise.

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Bonus, you can keep your eyes open when creating this liner look. Try using an extremely fine-tipped black pencil or gel pen to line the bottom lash line. Apply some concealer to mask any dark circles and you’re set.

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It doesn’t have to be Halloween for you to work glitter into your makeup routine. It’s all about placement and how much you use. Apply a very conservative amount along your upper lash line, dabbing a teeny tiny bit near your crease for a fun night out look.

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Set your black pencil aside and try a delicate, whimsy color like an iridescent green—we love MAC Cosmetics Pearlguide Intense Eye Liner ($16.50, maccosmetics.com) Because the color is softer and less dramatic than that navy blue or a midnight black, little mistakes won’t be as visible.

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Apply dark purple eyeliner like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Asphyxia ($20, beauty.com) along your top lashes and smudge it out on the lid and blending to the crease for a bold eye makeup look, no shadow required.

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Use a white liner pencil, like MAKE UP FOR EVER Kohl Pencil in Matte White ($18, sephora.com) on your top lash line and inner corners to open up your eyes—just don’t forget the mascara!

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Smoke it out with black liner on your top and bottom lash lines. Use a kohl pencil like Sonia Kashuk’s Dramatically Intensifying Kajal Gel Eyeliner ($9, target.com) to draw a thick line on your top lashes, winging it out slightly at the side. Run it along your lower lashes and smudge with your ring finger.

cat eye eyeliner ideas 7 Eyeliner Ideas Anyone Can Do


Clean and classic, a cat eye never fails or goes out of style. Use a piece of tape to guide your wing, as the key to this look is all in precision.

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