3 Bold New Ways to Wear Liner

We feel pretty confident that you've mastered the cat eye by now. Next up? Under-eye liner. Learn how to master three dramatic looks, from the runway-inspired "divergent" liner to (wait for it) the reverse cat eye.


The Look: Bright Undereye Swoop

Difficulty Level: Beginner
Why we love it: Blue, green, and teal liners have been on our radar for a while now. But summer is the perfect time to experiment with a swipe below your waterline—the bold pop of color emphasizes all eye hues.
How to: Lightly trace Mally’s Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Liner in Sailor, a rich navy, along your upper lash line. Then glide the highly pigmented, smudge-free Mirenesse Inside Out 27Hr Eye Kohl Metals in Cleo along your lower lash line, from the corner to the edge of your eye.

Reverse Cat Eye

The Look: Reverse Cat Eye

Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Why we love it: Now that you've perfected your cat eye flick, make it even more dramatic (and less expected) by playing up the inner corner of your lower lash line.
How to: Carefully rim your upper lash line starting at the inner corner using a soft, cream liner like stila smudge stick waterproof eye liner. Thicken the line toward the outer corner, then continue the line upwards to your brow bone. Now trace a line from your tear duct to the mid-point of your lower lashline. Fix any smudges with a cotton swab dipped in makeup remover.


The Look: Divergent Liner

Difficulty Level: Advanced
The Specs: We first spotted this daring, futuristic look at Chanel’s recent runway show. Because the undereye liner is precise and purposeful, there’s no risk of veering into hot mess territory.
How to: Start by creating a long, straight line of liquid liner across your upper lashline and extend well past the outer corner of your eye into a wing shape. Then swipe a straight line along your lower lash line until it is the same length (make sure the two lines don’t touch!) Use a liquid liner with an ultra fine tip—we love Marcelle's Waterproof Liquid DIP-PEN Eyeliner 10H+ in navy.

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