eyeliner styles

12 *Different* Ways To Wear Your Basic Black Eyeliner!

Sanya Jain

Guest Contributor

We all know the power of a few simple eyeliner styles. Your eyeliner can make a world of difference to the way you look. And really, the things you can do with a simple black liner are amazing. Here are some best eyeliner styles that you can achieve with just one black eyeliner!

Eyeliner Style 1: Sleek Winged


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This is one of the all-time favourite eyeliner styles which is perfectly subtle and glamorous at the same time. Start at the innermost corner of your eye using a liquid black eyeliner and line your top lash line carefully. Extend the liner a little past the outer corner of your eye and finish neatly. Leave your lower lash line bare, or use a nude pencil on it to ‘pop’ your eye open. A beautiful and sleek winged eyeliner style is ready!

Eyeliner Style 2: Bare-ly There


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This is one of the eyeliner styles which is subtle and fresh and is for those who like their eye makeup simple and on-point. For this, use a gel or liquid liner to create a super thin outline from the innermost corner of your upper lash line to the outer corner. Use a nude pencil on your waterline or just leave it bare. Then, play up your lashes using an eyelash curler, some mascara and you’re good to go!

Eyeliner Style 3: Classic Cat Eyes


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A well-done cat eye can really change your whole look. To execute it perfectly, use a gel or liquid liner and start by making a thin outline from your inner eye. Thicken it as you move out, extending it upwards and outwards from the outer corner of your eye. Then start lining your lower lashline and meet the flicks at the outer corners as you finish. Complete the look with oodles of mascara for plenty of drama.

Also read: 9 Eyeliner Mistakes That Are Keeping You From Dreamy Cat Eyes!

Eyeliner Style 4: Double Trouble With Two Wings


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What’s better than simple winged eyeliner styles? Double wings! Start off by doing a single wing as explained in point number 1. Then, line your lower lash line as close to the lashes as possible and extend that into a wing too. Demarcate the two wings clearly with the help of a white eye pencil or shadow in between them and rock this ultra glamorous look!

Eyeliner Style 5: Stunning Smudge


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This is the perfect eye makeup for a sexy “just-outta-bed” look. For such eyeliner styles, you’ll need an eyeliner with a smudger. Carefully line your upper and lower lashlines with a kohl eyeliner and gently smudge it. It’s as simple as that! The best part? You don’t need to worry about precise, neat lines!

Eyeliner Style 6: The One With The Gap


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This look, where the upper and lower eyeliner lines are not connected, can make your eyes look more awake and bright. It’s really quite simple to do. Draw one thin line with an eyeliner on the top and one on the bottom, taking care that you don’t connect the two like we usually do. Voila! You’re good to go.

Eyeliner Style 7: Graphic Glamour


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Graphic, elaborate designs may not be for everyday wear, but they’re so gorgeous that you can definitely rock them occasionally. Besides, the designs you can create with a simple gel liner and a steady hand are pretty much endless. The one above is just an example!

Eyeliner Style 8: Smudged Cat Eyes


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For this stylish look, draw cat eyes like you normally would and gently smudge the lower lashline with an eyeliner smudger or a wet Q-tip to add a sexy twist to it. This is one of the best eyeliner styles for girls!

Also read: 6 Gorgeous Eyeliner Styles To Steal From Sonam Kapoor!

Eyeliner Style 9: Angled To Perfection


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Instead of following the natural curve of your eye, why don’t you try something starker and straighter? It may take some time to perfect, but we assure you these eyeliner styles look absolutely glamorous.

Eyeliner Style 10: Puppy Eyes


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This Korean eyeliner styles does exactly what its name suggests - it gives you bigger, wider and totally adorable puppy eyes! The trick is to extend your flicks downwards (and not upwards like in cat eyes) to give you almond-shaped eyes. Try it out today!

Eyeliner Style 11: Designs On My Eyelid


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This is the latest in the long list of eyeliner styles. More and more people are trying out tiny designs - on their eyelids! Whether it is a small heart or bubble eyeliner, we think they all look gorgeous. Experiment with your felt-tip liner, simple designs and try to keep a steady hand!

Eyeliner Style 12: Some ‘70s Chic


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This vintage-y smudged cat eye look is so perfect! Define your eyes with a thin outline on both the upper and lower lashlines, using a black eyeliner. Then, wet an eyeshadow brush lightly and dip it in black eyeshadow. Use it to create these uber defined cat eyes and you’re ready to channel in your inner ‘70s chic!
Published on Sep 27, 2016
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