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How to Wear Coloured Eyeliner

How to Wear Coloured Eyeliner
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This season, switching out your ordinary black eyeliner for something brighter and bolder is a key makeup trend that has been all over the catwalks and red carpets. If you want to try adding a pop of colour to your eye makeup, we're sharing the foolproof ways to wear coloured eyeliner.

Which Colours Work Best?

The key to rocking coloured eyeliner is to find the right shade. These are some of the most popular colours and how to wear them:

Green Eyeliner

Aishwarya Rai Green Eyeliner
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Green liner can look utterly beautiful, especially when paired with deep red lips or golden bronze skin.

Try lining the lower lids with a soft metallic pencil for a glamorous, jewel toned look like Aishwarya Rai. You'll guarantee all eyes are on you, for all the right reasons.

Get the Look: The Daniel Sandler Green Velvet Waterproof Eyeliner won't budge, all night long so it is perfect on the lower lashes. For added drama, try a rich plummy lip like the NARS Sheer Lipstick in Afghan Red.

Blue Eyeliner

Jessica Biel Blue Eyeliner
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Blue is one of the most popular shades of coloured eyeliner, from inky navy to bright peacock blue. It looks especially gorgeous on brown eyes but everyone can find a gorgeous blue to suit them.

Follow Jessica Biel's example and try a bold blue flick paired with natural makeup and lots of mascara for a gorgeous statement makeup look.

Get the Look: For a slick of indigo liner, try the New CID Cosmetics i-gel Eye Liner Trio for intense, waterproof colour. Give your skin a sun-kissed finish with a bronze illuminator like the Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Illuminator.

Purple Eyeliner

Lupita Nyong'o Purple Eyeliner
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Lupita Nyong'o is a real fab of purple eye makeup and she is a great example of how a different colour can look soft, pretty and feminine. With a deep purple liner on the lids and a lilac along the lower lids, she looks perfect.

If the lilac feels a little too eighties for you, try a deep jewel purple liner along the top lid and pair with juicy berry lips shades to keep it fresh and pretty.

Get the look: The Benefit They're Real! Push Up Liner in purple gives an intense slick of colour that won't budge. With Lupita's favourite Lancôme Juicy Shaker in Berry in Love, it is the perfect combination.

Gold Eyeliner

Gigi Hadid Gold Eyeliner
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For an evening look that glitters, a gold eyeliner is an incredible choice. It helps to highlight the inner eye to widen the eyes, looking the perfect mix of sultry and pretty.

Try copying Gigi Hadid with a soft gold liner all along the upper lashline and false lashes to make a statement.

Get the look: The soft and silky Pixi Lid Last Shadow Pen glides and blends beautifully and we love the rich golden glow. Pair with a pair of long, wispy false lashes like the Eyelure Texture 150 Lashes for a fluttery finish.

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Major fan of scented candles, Make Up brushes and Highlighter. I’m always on the hunt for those Holy Grail products and my dressing table is covered in more beauty products than I like to admit. As an adopted Northerner originally from Brighton, I spend most my days wondering what all this rain is about. My hair isn’t grateful for the move. Currently loving: NIOD Photography Fluid