Choosing The Perfect Eyeliner Look For You

Whilst the classic winged eyeliner style will always remain a go-to, and you may be set in your ways when it comes to your favorite styles, with spring and summer fast approaching, it’s a great time to introduce new shapes, styles and colors to your eyeliner repertoire.

To some, eyeliner application can be a daunting prospect. With so many styles, product types, colors and shapes to choose from, it can be easy to just stick to what you know. Maybe you’re a seasoned eyeliner professional, or even just starting out and struggling to find your perfect shape - whatever your relationship with eyeliner, we’re here to help.

Deciding on your go-to eyeliner look can be a challenge, especially with so many options, whilst ensuring you have considered your eye shape and color. To make your decision a little easier and give you some inspiration, we have rounded up our favorite application and product tips below.

Choosing The Color For You

Ultimately it is your decision which color eyeliner you opt for – with many sticking to the classic black. To start, it’s worth considering your eye color and taking a look at the color wheel. The contrasting color for your eye color is a great place to start!

At lens.me we have a huge range of colored lenses to alter your look. For beautiful blue eyes, we suggest a cool, copper tone. For gorgeous green eyes, we suggest a deep brown. For stunning brown eyes, a classic black will create your go-to day-to-day look.

White

Introducing the color white is also a great way to make your eyes pop, no matter the color. Grab a white, kohl pencil and create a white line along your bottom waterline for a dramatic effect.

Color Block

Can’t decide on a single color to go with? This is where the color block comes in. Maybe apply a soft brown in the centre of your eye and flick out with a warm-toned green. You could even create an ombre effect with one color gradient getting lighter towards the outside of your eye.

The combinations are endless and will largely depend on the color of your eye or the lens you choose – experiment and have fun with your look!

Mettalics

Great for the summer, metallic liners are hugely popular at festivals. Generally, these liners come in liquid form for ease of application and look great in a classic cat-eye style.

Bronze, silver, gold and even the fan-favourite rose gold, these striking colors would be a great addition to a little-black-dress, or for a statement evening eye look.

Neon

Much like the metallics, neon colored eyeliner is a festival favourite. Greens, yellows, oranges, and pinks transform any look from subtle to dramatic with just one flick.

Deciding On A Shape

Some of the most popular shapes include the classic cat-eye, double-flick, pin-up, smudge, and smoky – just to name a few.

If you’re looking to widen your eyes, we recommend a cat-eye style, long flick. If you’re looking for some simple definition, try out a smudged design, or even tightline your upper lash line.

Recommended Products

In the eyeliner world, the pencil vs. liquid debate has been a huge conversation – and one that really, doesn’t have a clear winner. Generally, this choice is down to personal preference or desired finish. Many argue that pencils are more versatile, whereas the liquid liner is a one-trick pony, used only to achieve cat-eyes.

Pencil

For beginners, we recommend opting for a pencil liner. A freshly sharpened and smooth pencil will ensure application is easy with minimal tugging on your sensitive eyelids.

Pencils also ensure a softer finish, and for that reason is more forgiving than gel and liquid liner options. For softer looks, pencils allow the ability to blend out the product, and create an adaptable, smoky look suitable for pretty much every eye color, shape and occasion.

Unlike their liquid counterpart, pencils can be used on the waterline and to create a tightline effect - you also don’t need to wait for the pencil liner to set – so during your morning routine, if a liner look is what you’re after, this might be the product for you.

Liquid & Gel

Depending on your confidence level and desired look, as mentioned above, we recommend choosing liquid and gel to achieve a cat-eye or flick-style. Achieving a statement or dramatic effect will be much easier with a liquid or gel – although these products may require a little bit more practice, they are the key to a flawless flick – so if this is the style you’re going for, definitely give these products a go.

Pencils also ensure a softer finish, and for that reason is more forgiving than gel and liquid liner options. For softer looks, pencils allow the ability to blend out the product, and create an adaptable, smoky look suitable for pretty much every eye color, shape and occasion.

Minimalistic

Minimalistic eyeliner looks can be great for achieving the definition you’re looking for. Opt for softer colors like brown and grey and apply close to your upper lash line. Smudge out for an understated look.

Bold & Dramatic

If minimalistic isn’t your style, we recommend a black gel or liquid liner to create statement definition around your eyes. A single flick can completely change the shape of your eye, opening them up for a big, round look.

So, why not try a new style? Test out our tricks and explore your options and you may just find a new favourite, and find an answer to the long-lived debate, pencil or liquid?