How to Apply Neon Eyeliner for an Easy Graphic Look

April 06, 2021
Caitlyn Martyn
By: Caitlyn Martyn | by L'Oréal

From negative space designs to bright, glossy looks, 2021 has been all about playing up your eyes with bold makeup. If you’re ready to amp up your makeup style, neon eyeliner is a great place to start. Here, we’re detailing how to create a simple neon graphic eyeliner look. It’s easy, vibrant and perfect for spring and summer. 

STEP 1: Prep Your Lids

To ensure your vibrant liner won’t crease on your lids or smudge after hours of wear, a primer, like the Urban Decay Cosmetics Eyeshadow Primer Potion, should be the first thing you reach for. This cult favorite primer is a bit tackier and stickier than a face primer so that it can hold your liner in place. To apply, use the applicator to swipe the formula across your lids and let it settle in for a minute or two.


STEP 2: Line and Trace

Before adding neon color, use a white liquid liner, like the NYX Professional Makeup White Liquid Liner, to create your desired shape. This makes the whole process a lot easier because you won’t have to go freehand with the neon liner. Plus, the white liner will make the vibrant shade you choose really pop. Next, trace over your line with a neon liquid eyeliner, like the NYX Professional Vivid Brights Liquid Liner.  


STEP 3: Make Sure to Set

The final step in completing and maintaining your look is to spritz on a makeup setting spray. like the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.This will keep creasing at bay and ensure that the  neon shade looks vibrant all day long.
Photographer: Chaunte Vaughn

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