We’re Obsessed With This Metallic Graphic Eyeliner Look for Summer — Here’s How to Get It

June 08, 2021
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
graphic metallic halo eyeliner tutorial
If you’re looking to breathe new life into your typical summer eye makeup look for 2021, add this graphic, metallic eyeliner look to your mood board. The cut crease creation is easy to apply with the right colored liners and is sure to make a statement. To learn how to do it, read on for a step-by-step tutorial from makeup artist Sharon Wu.
  • STEP 1:

    Sketch Out Your Shape

    Using the NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil in Sparkle Nude, start by sketching out your graphic, curved shape on each eye, starting from the outer corner. The line should start off thin and get thicker as it reaches the outer crease, mimicking the shape of a flying saucer. Clean up the edges with a small angled brush.

  • STEP 2:

    Add to the Shape With a Bright Shade

    Next, pick up the NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Metallic Liner in Teal and trace along the outside of the nude swoop you just created, once again starting at the outer corner. Keep the line thin in the inner corner and thicken it as you reach your outer crease.

  • STEP 3:

    Add a Third Line For Definition

    Apply a defining black line along the underside of the nude swoop with the NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean. This time, also trace the black liner along your upper lash line for extra definition.

  • STEP 4:

    Finish With More Color and Lashes

    For an extra pop, go back in with the teal metallic liner and trace along the outside of your black swoop. Next, add a little sparkle to your lower lash line using the NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cobalt. Finish the look with a set of falsies and your far-out look is complete!


Photography and Makeup: Sharon Wu, Design: Sarah Duvivier

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