Makeup is fun, expressive, and unique for everyone, and although we all have go-to daily products that make us look more enhanced and flawless—or at least more awake—having some products in your arsenal that are just for fun helps amp up your everyday look. Something like a graphic liner is so great because it makes it look like you did a lot when it actually took no time at all.
But don’t fear: My favorite take on the graphic liner trend is not intimidating. This look is easy to create and very wearable for your day-to-day, whether you’re going to work, the grocery store, or just want to take some fire pics for your social media.
To start this tutorial, finish your typical makeup routine but leave your eyes blank. You can prep your eyes if you’re going to use different eyeliners, especially white ones like the one I use, but this tutorial is something you can follow using any color eyeliner you own; it doesn’t have to be black and white. However, I like using black and white liners for this look because it’s classic and wearable for an everyday look.
You’re going to start this graphic liner look with a good retractable white eyeliner, and I prefer white pencil liners for this as opposed to felt tips. If you use a felt-tipped white eyeliner it’s difficult to build up the color and opacity, and if you’re not precise with your placement on the first application, it’s harder to clean up.
Also, before you start putting anything on your eyes, try to imagine a template of where the colors and lines should land, that way there’s less you have to deal with for cleaning up or fixing the placement later on.
I use the NYX Retractable Eyeliner in white and connect a line from the outer corner of the eye up toward the outer edge of the eyebrow. This is something you should do whenever you apply eyeliner or shadow just so you don’t go too far out, because that can drag the eye down and we are trying to make our faces nice and lifted.
I always start with a thin line, then make it thicker as needed, and you’re going to want the white wing to be thick because you’re going to double-wing your eyes. The cool thing about white liner is that thicker lines and wings like this won’t make your eyes look smaller because it’s not a dark color.
After creating that regular wing, you’re going to use that same white pencil and create a “swoop” effect above your crease that glides along in the same direction as your wing. I always like to keep a q-tip on hand for this step so I can clean up any edges as I go.
Next, you’re going to use your favorite liquid felt tip black liner. We’re using a liquid liner here because we’re layering it over the bottom edge of the pencil liner. I like to use the Eyeko Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner for this step.
With your black eyeliner, you’re going to create another basic wing, but you’re going to make it thinner than the white wing so that it doesn’t cover it but outlines it and makes it bolder. Try to keep this line as close to your lash line as possible and wing it out following the same direction and outline as the white liner.
Once you have this and add mascara, your eye and graphic eyeliner look is pretty much done, but you can add glitter, lashes, highlighter, or whatever else you’d like to enhance the look and make it more fun.
Get trendy, get glam, and enjoy this graphic liner moment because she’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
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