'Fairy wings': The pastel liner looks giving us life right now
Sharp shapes, soft shades
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / August 18 2020
You'd be hard-pressed to find two things we love more than a good old cat-eye and a pastel colour palette. Team the two together, and it's pretty much our idea of heaven.
And while coloured eyeliner is nothing new (neons have run rampant the past few years), liner looks built with softer shades of lemon, lilac, periwinkle blue and baby pink (which we're coining 'fairy wings', FYI) definitely raise the trend's wearability game.
Don't think for a minute that lighter shades equal less creativity when it comes to putting together your coloured look, though – pastels may be easier to pull off, but there's still plenty of room to play.
The options are endless: try a subtle slick of lime liner, go for a multicolour gradient wing, layer a light-hued line over deeper shadow, or hell, double down with a pastel moment on top of a classic charcoal cat-eye.
Go thick, go thin, whatever works – 'looking fresh from a fairy garden' is the only goal and we've pulled together plenty of magical inspiration to draw from...