We love the bright blue liner rimming Maria Menounos’ deep brown eyes. It’s a great example of how a bright pop of color can bring out your eye color. The contrasting hue draws out the rich chocolate tones in her irises, making them as much a focal point as the liner itself. Take a tip from Maria by using vivid eyeliners, like the ones below, to make your baby blues, browns, greens or hazels stand out in a crowd.
For under eye lining we prefer pencil since it is more workable than gel or liquid formulas. Pencil is easy to smudge so you’re not left with a harsh line. It also allows you to easily fix mistakes. Choose a hue that contrasts your eye color to intensify the effect. Our fave liners come in a wide range of bold shades.
1. MAC Technakohl Liner is soft and creamy yet because of its mechanical pencil style packaging, it draws a precise blendable line.
Our shade picks: Smoothblue, Jade Way, Purple Dash and Auto-De-Blu $14.50, nordstrom.com
2. Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes We love the staying power of Aqua Eyes. It gives new meaning to the term waterproof. Not only that but it doubles as a shadow and who doesn’t love a multi-tasker?
Our shade picks: Forest Green, Shimmering Plum, Gold and Bronze $17, sephora.com
3. Sephora Brand Flashy Liner Waterproof Not only are these liners uber-affordable, they pack a great shimmery quality that adds sparkle, not disco ball glitter, to your eyes. They glide on easily and smoothly with rich pigmentation. What more could you ask for?
Our shade picks: Flashy Blue, Flashy Copper and Flashy Green $8, sephora.com
Another option is to use Too Faced Liquif-Eye to repurpose your exisiting eyeshadows into a waterproof liner. We all have some uber-bright shadows laying about that we loved in the package but not on our lids. Turn them into longwear liners in one simple step. Talk about instantly expanding your liner collection. $17.50, beauty.com