Interest in colour eyeliner is the highest it’s been in the last decade. You heard it here first: colour eyeliner is trending!
Colour eyeliner may be out of your comfort zone, but I’m here to tell you that colour eyeliner is a trend that can be worn well by everyone; all you need to do is find your ideal colour match for your eye colour and it’s guaranteed to suit you. If you’ve ever tried matching your natural eye colour with your eyeshadow shade, you’ll know that it makes your eyes appear bolder and brighter, while enhancing the intensity of your natural eye colour – and the same can be said for choosing your eyeliner shades!
There are so many reasons to try this trend; the past two years in lockdown have been rather dull for makeup, and I’m sure most of you are relishing the chance to wear makeup again. Well, I know Team Escentual are, so I asked a team member with every eye colour – blue, blue-grey, green, brown and hazel – to test this theory out. Here are the before and afters of Team Escentual wearing their perfect eyeliner colour match…
1. Blue Eyes: Orange To Copper
Blue and orange are a match made in colour heaven; they are complementary colours, which means that they balance each other to create a stronger contrast, so when you wear them both they will make the other look bolder. As a result, when you apply Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in shade lucky (copper orange) on blue eyes, they will look brighter and bluer!
Urban Decay 24/7 is a creamy pencil that’s easy to use and leaves a hard-soft flick that’s still blendable – and it has a waterproof formula, so it won’t fade either. With impressive colour intensity and a rainbow of colours to choose from, you are sure to find your perfect eye colour match in this collection: from purple to blues, and pinks to silver, this line has everything you need.
2. Green Eyes: Coral, Pink To Red
Wear pink eyeliner to make green eyes dazzle! The softness of pink brightens and highlights secret golden undertones in your eye – and Dior On Stage Eyeliner in Matte Pink is the perfect shade of pink to uncover this treasure trove of hidden golden flecks in green eyes. The soft tip pen means it’s easy to draw the perfect sharp flick; plus, you can use this liner to try out the recent trend resurgence of Twiggy’s classic graphic eyeliner seen in Dior runway shows. The matte pink lasts up to 24 hours and it’s ultra-pigmented, so you know that this pink is really going to make your green eyes POP.
3. Brown Eyes: Lilac to Rich Purple
Purple is the perfect partner for brown eyes; the GIVENCHY Phenomen’Eyes Eyeliner in shade Pop Of Purple is the ideal shade to try to achieve this eye-enhancing effect. It has a vivid purple vinyl liquid formula that contains soft flecks of glitter for an extra touch of sparkle to the purple-and-brown eye combination. The GIVENCHY eyeliner has a slim brush applicator, so it’s easy to create a precise flick to enhance your beautiful brown peepers.
4. Hazel Eyes: Bright To Fur Green
Green eyeliner will uncover hidden splashes of green in hazel eyes. The Shiseido Kajal InkArtist eyeliner in this deep fur green hue is ideal for drawing out those soft green tones that you can only see in a certain light, so your eyes can fully sparkle. The pencil allows you to effortlessly create a dramatic winged effect using a spherical silicone powder formula that leaves a bold matte finish. It even comes with a detachable sharpener and smudger (on the end) so that you switch from the sharpest to the softest flick with ease. The 12-hour formula itself feels soft, velvety and ultra-blendable, allowing you to achieve a precise blended-out pop of striking green colour.
5. Grey Blue Eyes: Silvery Blue To Smokey
Grey to blues have a mysterious quality that’s complemented by silver tones, so what better eyeliner to add a little silvery glitter to really make grey eyes sparkle than Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in shade Gunmetal?
The silvery sparkly shade of this liner is ideal – but don’t worry if glitter scares you as you won’t have any of the typical issues (glitter fall-out, irritated eyes); Emily, pictured above, has sensitive eyes and she loves this liner. And there’s no need to worry whether glitter is too much of a bold statement because you know that this eyeliner shade is the perfect pairing for your grey eyes!