7 Alternatives To Black Eyeliner To Get You Out Of A Makeup Rut


Stuck in a makeup rut? Try some alternatives to traditional black eyeliner by using something more surprising on your lids instead. While this change may seem small, it can make a huge impact on your day-to-day look. Nothing changes up your face or outfit more by adding an unexpected pop of color — it's really that simple. Who needs a boring black pencil when there are so many different shades and options to choose from? From bright blues to shimmering golds, there are a plethora of colors to choose from to make your eyes pop.

Whether you're a makeup newbie or a makeup master, colorful eyeliner is a great way to express your inner makeup goddess. Match your cat eye your eyeshadow, or create a masterful look by clashing your colors. The best part about makeup is that it's all up to you, and as with any makeup trend, the best option is to create your own fun look that suits your unique style. Bright eyeliner in particular adds dimension and an unexpected edge to any makeup look. Wondering what colors you should try out? Here are a few amazing eyeliner colors to choose over traditional black cat eye.

1. Gold Eyeliner

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NYX Liquid Crystal in Crystal Gold, $6, Amazon

Add a bit of shimmer to your everyday makeup routine by lining your eyes with a liquid gold. This is perfect by itself, or paired with your everyday black eyeliner. Try the NYX Liquid Crystal in Crystal Gold to get the Midas touch.

2. White Eyeliner

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NYX White Liquid liner, $4, Amazon

Looking to make your eyes pop? Top off your traditional wing with a flash of white eyeliner. For a look that is guaranteed to turn heads. I'm a fan of the NYX White Liquid liner to pull off this trendy eye makeup.

3. Blue Eyeliner

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Stila All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, $22, Amazon

No, this is not your more traditional navy liner. Cobalt and brighter blues look amazing on the eyes. Want to switch it up even more? Draw your line a bit thicker than you normally would. When it comes to wearing bright colors, the bolder the better. The Stila All Day Waterproof Liquid eyeliner in Cobalt is fabulous for creating this eye look.

4. Purple Eyeliner

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Benefit Cosmetics They're Real!, $23, Amazon

Whether smoked under your eyes or placed fiercely on your top lid, purple liner is a great way to change up your normal look. And it looks great on all eye colors. Try Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! in purple to create a sensational look.

5. Brown Eyeliner

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Revlon ColorStay eyeliner in Mahogany, $6, Amazon

Brown eyeliner is an excellent, subtle way to make your eyes pop. It's less harsh than black, but still brings attention towards your gorgeous eyes. Amp it up even more by picking a brown that contains a metallic shimmer like the Revlon ColorStay eyeliner in Mahogany.

6. Green Eyeliner

Urban Decay pencil in Mildew, $35, Amazon

Green eyeliner is the perfect way to transition your makeup from summer to fall. The fun hue brings out an array of eye colors without being overwhelming. Try using the Urban Decay pencil in Mildew to bring out your lower lash line.

7. Silver Eyeliner

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NYX liquid eyeliner in Extreme Silver, $5, Amazon

This is one of my favorite looks for the holiday season. Adding sparkly, silver accents to your top lash line is both dramatic and unexpected. I love the way the color adds brightness to the eyes. Use NYX liquid eyeliner in Extreme Silver to create the beautiful look.

Now go out there and get your eyeliner #onfleek.