A basic black eyeliner is every girl’s staple in her makeup routine. Lining your eyes can amp up your look as it highlights one of the most prominent and lively features on your face: your eyes. However, always go for black and keep colors for more experimental looks.
Now, don’t think black is so basic that you cannot change your look. A simple product like an eyeliner can be used in a million in different ways. Eyeliners come in various forms and each has its pros and cons. Here is a complete rundown on how to use different formulas to achieve 5 different looks using black eyeliners.
LOOK 1: Everyday casual
Draw a thin line on your eyelid to add shape as well as draw attention to your eyes. For doing something as simple as a this, use a good pencil eyeliner which easy to use and ready to remove. MAC Kohl Power eye pencil in shade ‘Feline’ will be your perfect pick for casual makeup. This will still be a great option if you have to glam up a little. Shop it here.
LOOK 2: Workplace Appropriate
Are you looking for easy ways to always look stylish at work but still don’t have a lot of time on your hand for a full-blown makeover? Worry not; we have an easy yet effective workplace look to get you sorted. Apply a neutral eye shadow all over your eyelid, then draw a thin black line with black gel eyeliner on the upper and lower lashes in a V-shape form. Blend and smudge the eyeliner for a more smoky outlook, so a hard line is not visible. L’Oreal Infallible gel crayon is the perfect product to achieve this look as it is easy to smudge. Shop it here.
LOOK 3: Day-time Makeup
A perfect day-time eye makeup starts with a winged eyeliner while smudging out at the lower lid. To get your hands on a nice small winged liner, we recommend MUA Luxe Felt eyeliner, which is easy to use and also pocket friendly. You can do a thick or thin line, depending on your preference.
For the lower lid, use a pencil eyeliner of choice to line the outer line and smudge it with the upper wing. This technique will be perfect for giving some shape to your eyes without being too dramatic. Shop it here.
LOOK 4: Evening Shenanigans
Create a smoky eye for extra pizzazz and a glamorous look. Opt for a gel eyeliner to get an intense look. It involves lining upper and lower outer lids and lining your lower lid’s inner lid for a more sexy and smokey look. To add extra oomph, apply a light-colored shimmery shadow on your inner lid and use a dark shade from midpoint to edge and smudge it with black gel eyeliner. This look would be easy to create with MUA Gel Eyeliner in the shade ‘Underground’. Shop it here.
LOOK 5: Party Makeup
Last but certainly not the least, we have got an all-out sultry eye look you can rock when you have to attend parties. Apply a thick black line on the upper lid and add a thick wing for a cat-eye look. Finish it by lining your waterline with a black eye pencil. NYX Noir Black Liner will be a perfect pick. Shop it here.