The best coloured eyeliners for shaking up your eye makeup
Let’s go crazy
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / March 04 2021
When it comes to making an impact with eyeliner, many people opt for dramatic Amy Winehouse feline flicks. And while we love the over-the-top look, when it comes to makeup we can wear everyday, we want something that’s a little less in your face.
Enter coloured eyeliner: The perfect way to inject a bit of playfulness into any eye look.
Opt for a classic cat eye or get creative and cut some new shapes; either way a little peek-a-boo of coloured eyeliner is going to add a touch of much-needed fun into any makeup routine.
From liquid liners for licks of colour to gel pencils that glide on effortlessly, these are our top picks for coloured eyeliner.
MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Highliner Liquid-Gel Eyeliner
If you’re a novice to liquid liner this liquid-gel hybrid is a godsend. One stroke is all it takes to get high-impact colour out of this little guy. Plus, with an ultra fine felt tip and dip-pot applicator it’s easy to manage product distribution, meaning less mess. We love.
FENTY BEAUTY Flypencil Longwear Pencil Eyeliner
With a creamy formula that glides on effortlessly and a range of 20 shades in metallic, shimmer and matte finishes, we can’t get enough of the Fenty Flypencil. Water-resistant and long-wearing, this is our pick for long nights out when we don’t want our eyeliner travelling extreme distances.
DIOR Diorshow Onstage Liner
Bold, graphic liner looks await with this runway-inspired offering that comes in a range of vinyl, matte and silk finishes. The hybrid felt and paintbrush tip allows for flexibility when creating more complicated shapes, making it a perfect pick for the adventurous makeup-wearers among us.
MECCA MAX Zoom Liner
This fine-tipped little lady comes in an inspired collection of 12 metallic and matte shades that include this on-trend lavender hue, as well as an impressive canary yellow and denim blue, just to name a few. Easily define and decorate your lids with this smooth, precise and blendable vegan formula.
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
Long-time players in the game of coloured liner, Stila successfully serves up a selection of moody, metallic shades that subtly define eyes for a sophisticated, low-key foray into the world of coloured liquid liner. The felt-tip applicator and fluid long-wearing formula mean you can look forward to a glide-on application and high-impact colour all damn day.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
There are 20 shades in this impressive collection, which features a range of metallic, matte and shimmer finishes. From glaring hot pink to a grungy gun metal, high-impact colour is the name of the game here, while an infusion of jojoba oil ensures smooth, snag-free application every time.
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a plumping lipgloss.