Inner Corner Eyeliner Is an Easy Way to Freshen Up Your Makeup Look

June 01, 2020
Sarah Ferguson
By: Sarah Ferguson | Makeup.com by L'Oréal

Ever since we started social distancing, we’ve either been too lazy to apply eye makeup at all or in the mood to experiment with bold, graphic looks — there is no in between. Well, actually, there kind of is an in between, and that’s inner corner eyeliner. This look involves applying eyeliner along the inner corners of the eyes — sometimes just on that area (that’s when we’re feeling low-maintenance) or on that area and along the top lash line (when we’re feeling more ambitious). It’s easy to do and looks especially fun with colorful shades. Scroll through some of our favorite versions of the trend below to get inspired to create some inner corner eye looks yourself. 

Keep ’Em on Red

Makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes proves that red eyeliner isn’t as intimidating as it may seem with this look. Just follow her lead and wear it on bare lids with a neutral lip.


Double-Edge Eye Sword

What’s better than one wing? Always two. Luckily, the inner corner wing is much easier to create (just trace along the area) than an outer corner wing. 


Blue Streaks

If a full eye traced with a vibrant blue liner seems like a little much, just add pops of the shade on the inner and outer corners like makeup artist Chloe Pultar did here. 


Neon Dream

Rowi Singh gets extra credit for adding swipes of pigment to the inner corners after creating an already-impressive neon orange gradient eye. 


Pops of Color

Jazz up black eyeliner by highlighting the inner corners with bright color. And if you’re really feeling extra, swipe on some blue mascara, too.


Photo: @chloepultar