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The top 5 school-approved eyeliner trends to try now


 
You wanna look your best at school – especially in front of that cutie from math class – but sometimes your school’s dress code limits your fashion and beauty choices. Never fear, chicas: We’ve got the hottest eyeliner trends that are both gorgeous and dress-code abiding.


Wing it
Once you’ve got the hang of pencil or crayon liner, you can experiment with it for a completely different look! Try lining the entire upper lid, then extend just a bit past your outer corner, slightly curving upward. Don’t line your bottom lashes, though – it makes your eyes appear droopy, and no one wants that, right? 

 

 
Clinique Quickliner for Eyes, $15, sephora.com


Go bright
Neon colors were in on fall and spring runways this season, so if you’re bored of your daily beauty routine, switch it up with color! Just one swipe of a neon liner instantly opens your eyes and adds a pop to your whole look. There’s no need to spend a lot of money on colored liner, so try a drugstore brand. 
 


e.l.f. Essential Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil in Twinkling Teal, $1, eyeslipsface.com


Pretend that it’s opposite day
If you’re used to lining your top lashes, switch it up and line just the bottom instead! You’ll make soft liners like gray more dramatic, especially if you smudge them with a rounded shadow applicator or a Q-tip. For a super-dramatic look, use a colored shadow on your entire lid up to your brow bone, and line your lower lashes with a contrasting color. If you go for the multi-colored look, go easy on the blush and lipstick, though – you don’t want to risk entering clown territory, especially on a school day.
 
 
Ulta Smokey Eyes Automatic Eye Liner in Smoke, $8, ulta.com


Show a little sparkle
Liquid glitter liners can be scary, but the good news is that they’re way easier to use than regular liquid liners, and can be subtle when applied correctly. For the best results, use the glitter liner over what you’ve already done in pencil, staying as close to your lash line as possible. And one swipe is enough – you’re going to school, not a concert! Use glitter on just your top lashes and stick with classic liner colors, not bright ones, for a look that’s fun without going overboard. 

 

 
Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Liquid Glitter Liner in Liquid Metal, $7, victoriassecret.com


Go natural
It may sound boring, but natural beauty is totally in among celebrities and professional makeup artists. Stick with a solid, beige-based shadow and a brown, gray or black liner, or skip the liner altogether. This is the time to load up on mascara, though, so don’t skimp on the volume. With a simple shadow, no liner and long, lush lashes, you’ll look super awake, even if you were up late cramming for that bio test.
 
 
Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Big & Bright Eyeliner, $14, sephora.com


What are your favorite eyeliner styles and tricks? Blog about it, babes!
 
 
 
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