6 unique eyeliner looks you *need* to try out

If you're thinking about switching up your makeup look, look no further than your eyeliner. Whether you're a fiend for winged eyeliner or you rarely dabble in eye makeup, trying out unique liner styles can *dramatically* elevate your look. From graphic liner to bold colored cat eyes, here are 6 distinct eyeliner looks for your makeup inspo!

Empty wing outline


This winged eyeliner look incorporating negative space is a *super* cute introduction to graphic liner. Simply draw out the outline of a wing with liquid eyeliner, starting from the bottom of the wing and connecting it to the top—without filling in the wing like you usually would. You can do this on top of a simple eyeshadow look, or on its own with mascara swiped on your lashes. Recreate this look with the NYX Epic Ink Liner ($9).

Minimalistic white liner


Swap out your classic black eyeliner for white liner and see how much of a difference it makes! A simple wing in white brings so much attention to your eyes, and its uniqueness will definitely catch everyone's attention. You can also play around with using white eyeliner to outline a classic black wing or other unique eye looks. Recreate this look with the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner ($22).

60's inspired lines


If you're into retro fashion, why not try retro makeup? We're *obsessed* with this 60's-inspired mod eye makeup look using gel eyeliner. Extend a line above your crease, following the natural curve of your eye. Recreate this look with the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($22).

Dramatic cat eye


This bold cat eye that extends the inner corner of your eye is *so* in right now. Simply connecting your wing across your whole eye past your inner corner will make your eyes more dramatic and give a totally ~edgy~ look. Recreate this look with the Maybelline Eyestudio Hyper Easy Liquid Eyeliner ($9).

Bold monochrome


With all the colors of the rainbow, imagine the endless possibilities of vivid, monochrome eyeliner. Use a single shade of eyeliner to cover your whole eyelids and create a wing—and maybe even match your outfit to the color. Recreate this look with this NYX Epic Wear Liner Stick ($8).

Pop of color


All you need is a vivid colored liquid liner and mascara for this look. Extending the inner corner of your eyes with a pop of color is a simple yet *bright* way to totally elevate your look. Top it off with mascara (and maybe even some glitter eyeshadow) and you're ready! Recreate this look with the NYX Epic Wear Waterproof Liquid Liner ($10).

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by Jinny Kim | 12/17/2021