Cool Graphic Liner Looks for Every Makeup Skill Level

January 06, 2021
Genesis Rivas
By: Genesis Rivas | by L'Oréal
The Best Graphic Eyeliner Looks of 2019
If you’ve mastered a classic cat eye and want to upgrade your eye makeup routine, graphic liner is the way to go. From negative space designs to colorful floating liner, there’s a geometric look that’ll fit your makeup aesthetic. Not sure where to start? We’re rounding up our favorite graphic eyeliner inspo from Instagram, below.

Cotton Candy

Graphic eyeliner doesn’t have to be intense. In fact, this pastel, pink and white creation is just the opposite. With a feminine pink shadow backdrop and a stark white wing on the inner and outer corner, it gives off soft glam vibes.

Gimme Glitter

With a gorgeous forest green color palette, and jewel accents, this graphic look is one of our favorites. This look is actually pretty easy to recreate, too. Just extend your normal wing under the lower lash line and up through half of your crease and glue on some rhinestones. 

Frame It

One look that’s been flooding our feed as of late is this framed shadow design. Draw a classic cat eye, fill the lid with a metallic or bold eyeshadow shade and then close it in with a black liner. It’s an easy way to give any look a chic twist. 

Red Lightning 

Insert the flames emoji here because this red lightning eyeliner look is straight fire. Try this incredible look at home using the NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Fire.  

Halo Blue 

This floating liner look is crazy-easy to create. Simply outline the shape of your crease with a winged outer corner and then follow up by creating two smaller outlines beneath the first line. We’re into the pastel blue (especially for winter), but feel free to make it edgier by opting for a classic black shade. 

On Fire 

For those who aren’t afraid of being bold, this flaming eyeliner look is for you. It’s definitely a more intricate variation so be sure to have your cotton swabs and micellar water on deck to keep your lines sharp and clean. Reach for the cult-favorite Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water in the waterproof formula to clean up even the most stubborn liner. 

Flower Power 

This eyeliner look inspired by the lotus flower is as pretty as the actual plant. Use an eyeliner with a metallic finish to give it that extra pop. The NYX Professional Makeup Metallic Eyeliner in Rose Gold is a perfect dupe for this look if you’re looking to DIY. 

Photo: @gemsrodri, Design: Hannah Packer

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