While mascara is perfect for opening up the eyes, at the end of the day, it’s eyeliner that adds real definition. What’s even more beneficial is just how much you can do with a simple eyeliner stick. The eyeliner pattern options are endless, and pretty much anything goes. Here are a few of our favourites that will complement your everyday makeup beautifully.
This eye makeup look entails a full line on your top lash line with a slight cat-eyed flick at the end. The line then ventures halfway through the bottom lash line for a simple yet effective eyeliner pattern. For this particular pattern, we suggest going for an eyeliner pencil with a soft and creamy formula for easy application. Urban Decay’s Glide-On Eye Pencil is the ideal choice because, after about 30 seconds, it dries down to a long-lasting finish that won’t budge.
The Shimmery Line
The good news is that glitter eyeliner is not only for festive occasions. It has also become a timeless look that complements any eye colour if matched correctly. Even better, you’ll find it far easier to apply (and remove) than your standard eyeliners, especially if it’s in liquid form. NYX Liquid Crystal Body Liner, for example, is ideal for precision application, and its brush tip can be used to create lines of varying thicknesses.
The Double-Winged Line
Forget the standard winged eyeliner look, this pattern is twice as nice! You’ll start by drawing a winged line on your upper eyelid, then you drag the brush from the inner corner of your eye to the outer corner with a flick at the end. The key to a perfect winged line is to make sure the eyeliner starts out thin from the inner corner of your eye and finishes thick at its end. For an even more eye-catching aesthetic, why not try your hand at triple winged eyeliner too?
The Dramatic Line
This look isn’t a specific pattern per se, but rather a category that allows you to go wild with your eyeliner. From bold flicks and turns to unusual colours, anything goes, which is why it made our list. Try adding dashes to your bottom lashes when mascara won’t do, or take a stab at tiny flower swirls for a dramatic look – the key is to make the patterns your own. Try Superliner Eyeliner Perfect Slim from L’Oréal Paris for a stylish sweeping line made easier thanks to its grip zone hold.
There are so many ways to have a bit of fun with your eyeliner and it doesn’t have to be as daunting as it appears. With the right products, you’ll be able to embrace different patterns that’ll really complement your eye shape and colour. Happy experimenting!