My 5-minute Colorful Half-Liner Eye Look
This is a super quick eye look that I always pop on when I don’t have a lot of time to do my face, and want an eye that is subtle but still has a shot of fun color. I tend to pair this look with a strong blush and bright lips (a coral-pink mostly).
Image notes: 1st image was taken over the weekend for Instagram, with a translucent gold glitter shadow on (Chanel Illusion D’ombre in Vision). For the other images, I used a shimmery beige to demonstrate. Hence the slight difference in finishes!
You don’t need to be an expert or to have a very steady hand to do this. Plus you have tons of shade options. Any colored liner pencil will work as that accent shade, so pick a violet or a royal blue, even a lime green; whatever you like!
You will need:
- A shimmery champagne or beige shadow (I used Sephora Prisma Chrome in MoonBeam)
- A medium brown shadow for the contour (I used The Body Shop’s Chocolate Linger)
- A black pencil (I just used a black kajal)
- A colorful pencil of your choice (I used Milani Liquif’Eye in Aqua)
- Mascara or falsies (L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black)
Step 1: First apply a champagne or beige shimmery shadow to the entire lid.
Step 2: If you need, apply a soft medium brown shade to the outer halves of the socket line just to add some definition back to your eye area. Especially important if you have hooded or mono-lids, or if your socket is not very defined to begin with.
Step 3: I ran a black kajal along the inner rims of the upper lash line. This helps to darken and reinforce the lash line as the bright liner you put on later can have a tendency to make it less obvious.
Step 4: Now run your bright pencil from the center of the lid to the outer corner, going from thin to thick.
Step 5: Finish with mascara and you’re done!
LIPS AND CHEEKS:
I used a bright peony pink (coral and neon-pink combined) blush, La Femme’s “Pink” to match my bright peachy-pink lips, Stila’s Elle.