This Tri-Tone, Wavy Graphic Eyeliner Look Is the Epitome of Summer Fun

July 09, 2021
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | by L'Oréal
wavy graphic eyeliner tutorial
Graphic shapes and bold colors are redefining the way we apply eyeliner in 2021. A simple cat eye will never go out of style, but a scroll through Instagram will have you feeling like  the more lines, shapes and colors used to create an eyeliner look,the better. Brittany Delgado a.k.a. @glamxbrit proved just this with her take on a groovy, summer-ready eye look. Read on to learn how she did it in just four steps.
  • STEP 1:

    Apply Your First Wave

    After priming and prepping the lids with the Dermablend Cover Care Full Coverage Concealer and setting them with powder, apply your first leg of the wavy line with the red shade from the NYX Professional Makeup SFX Face and Body Paint Palette Primary using a small, thin brush (nail art brushes work well for this). Starting from the inner third of the brow bone, extend the line in a curve toward the outer corner of your eye. Then create two smaller curves along the cheekbones and up towards the outer half of the lash line. The result, Delgado says, almost resembles the look of slime.

    wavy graphic eyeliner tutorial
  • STEP 2:

    Layer Two Or More Shades

    Next, Delgado used the pink shade in the NYX Professional Makeup SFX Face and Body Paint Palette Brights and traced along the inside of the red curves. Repeat this step with another color. Delgado used the peach-orange shade from the Brights SFX palette.

    wavy graphic eyeliner tutorial
  • STEP 3:

    Repeat On the Other Eye and Add a Pop of Color

    While the squiggly lines on both sides aren’t going to be identical or perfect, for best results, Delgado recommends looking straight ahead into a mirror when applying the eyeliner on the other side. After both sides are complete, apply a pop of color in your inner corner. Here, she used a light pink from the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Brights Eyeshadow Palette.

    wavy graphic eyeliner tutorial
  • STEP 4:

    Add Lashes and Mascara to Finish

    Finish the look with false lashes or a lengthening mascara. We love the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Carbon Black for this.

    wavy graphic eyeliner tutorial
Photography and Makeup: Brittany Delgado

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