How To Choose The Right Eyeliner

How To Choose The Right Eyeliner

The eyeliner is one of the simplest and most readily available make-up products. Though the name of the eye liner may sound to be rather plain as compared to other bigger names in the world of make-up, when chosen wisely and used in the right way, an eye liner can go a long way in ensuring fuller lashes, shapely eyes and a total transformation in your appearance. With a variety of colors and types of eyeliners to be had, it is important that you pick the one which is best to suit your needs!

How to choose eyeliner

How To Choose the Right Eye liner Type?


When you visit your favorite cosmetic shop, you would find a range of eyeliners starting from the classic and hassle-free pencil eye liner to the extra-dramatic gel or liquid eye liner. Making the right choice could be difficult therein and hence, here are a few tips for you so that you can end up buying the right kind of eyeliner based on the kind of effect you want:

• If you wish to have an eyeliner which should be able to create a soft natural line along your eyes in easiest manner possible, go for a classic pencil liner. You get these eyeliners with water-resistant power so that your eyes are in perfect shape throughout the day!
• If you crave for a dramatic look and you are ready to practice and practice till you achieve the desired precision, go for a liquid eyeliner. It can be difficult to handle but, with a little practice, it gives you the eyes of your dreams!
• If you want the same dramatic effect as in case of a liquid eyeliner and you want something that has an amazing staying power, choose a cake eyeliner. Did you know that a cake eyeliner is the top choice with most of the make-up artists to create a celebrity look?

How To Choose the Right Eyeliner Color?


Eyeliners are available in range of beautiful shades and you are free to pick the one you like best! But before you choose an eyeliner color for yourself, check out the following tips:

• Are you someone who believes in a low maintenance look? Go for a taupe shade or a neutral brown color.
• For getting simple deep and dark eyes, choose a classic black or brown (in a dark shade) eyeliner.
• Do you want your eyeliner to make a dramatic look and you want your eyeliner to be the sole focus of your make-up? Go for bold metallic eyeliner shades.
• If you want your eyes to look bigger than its usual size while you are attending an evening party, invest in a white eyeliner or softer shades of silver and gold.

How To Choose the Right Eyeliner Color to Complement Your Natural Eye Color?

• If you are blessed with deep brown eyes, eyeliner in any hue would make you look perfect.


• If you have green eyes, black, brown and purple are your best bets! Other colors that you can experiment with are shades like dark green and taupe!


• When the color of your eye is naturally blue, nothing can be better than bronze or brown! However, if you are ready to work with eye shadows, you can also go for colors like violet, gray, taupe and blue! the only thing you need to ensure is that your eyeliner color should be a shade deeper that your eye color.


• Are your eyes naturally hazel colored? Go for shades like gold, brown, puple and bronze!


• Gray eyes are rare but they have a sense of mysterious beauty about them! Accentuate your gray eyes with colors like white, light pink and light orange. Dark black eyeliner also makes gray eyes stand out!


While these specific color schemes work best on eyes of these particular colors, here are a few eyeliner color tips of all-times:


• Black and dark brown are classic colors and when you invest in these shades, you are sure that they will never go out of fashion!
• Charcoal and navy colors are ever-green colors that define your eyes wonderfully!
• Shimmery silver eyeliners are always very ‘girlie’ and bring about a frivolous teenage look!
• Lastly, choose a reputed brand that allows you to have the desired shade of color! Eyes are precious and never compromise with the quality of your eye-makeup.

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44 thoughts on “How To Choose The Right Eyeliner

  1. somreeta very nice article ! :thumbsup: :thanks: I have hazel brown eyes ! Blue liners suit me the most ! Green do not suit me ! can you suggest some other colors which would suit me?

      1. yes!! brown wud suit u taps! and y dont u try out purple or bronze?? :toothygrin: …though im not sure which brand, available in India, offers u a bronze liner.. :puchhi:

        1. I had one bronze liner in lakme intense eyeliner range, it looked nice, but am a bit bored using the shade :toothygrin: ya prunella from colorbar has purple liner, its pretty but doesnt show on my pigmented lids much :(( so any other color?

    1. really? green doesn’t suit you? i thought it would, but you have really beautiful hazel eyes. lucky girl! purples should go well with hazel too

      1. yes Praseena! Purple should be the color!!! Taps, u can also try out a white liner….nd finally, a rich black liner is always classy!! 🙂

    1. parita 5th one is actually not that tough. You apply black gel liner all over your lid and blend the edges with the fluffy brush. Then take a matte black eyeshadow all over the lid and also on lower lash liner. Then softly blend in the edges. apply kajal on your waterline. curl lashes and apply mascara.

      1. wow!!! :woot: :woot: :woot: i knew Rati gonna help!! i was only replying and after my commnt was posted and the page was refreshed, there i see!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rati with her amazing eye makeup techniques 🙂

      2. arrey I was about to say the same…its the simplest to do and the most sexy to look at eyes…..I love this wala smoked eyes…

        :thanks: Somreeta for the great article..Its very useful… :yahoo: :yahoo:

  2. superbb post..thnx somreeta :puchhi:
    i have that dark brown eyes :jalwa: ..and now i know all colurs will suite mee…yea :yahoo: :yahoo: …..
    classic black is good…but i really love brown n deep purple. n i really wanna try out something in olive or khaki…gotta grab them sooon :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog:

  3. I have dark brown eye but have never tried anything other than black…..thought others won’t suit me…..but after reading this i am surely going to experiment

    :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

  4. Somreeta….great tips again…….I didnt know about the cake eyeliner…..when I watch TV and see these artistes with intense eye makeup, I always wondered what they used….so cake eyeliners it is….where can I find such eyeliners :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

  5. any suggestions on the colors for black eyes? I currently wear maybelline colossal kajal or the Maybelline gel eye liner..occasionally a green from Faces.. I cant wear any on my waterline since my dark circles tend to be more vsible if it smudges.

    1. Hey Aruna, most colors look good on dark black eyes, from blacks and browns to green and voilet and blue and red and yellow and orange…you can try all :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: ….To prevent smudging, try setting the kajal with the same color eyeshadow.. :jalwa: :jalwa:

  6. Good post somreeta.Greate to know about cake liners …where can we buy them.?

    But you have missed the most common eye colour indians have ..BLACK … :methinks: well i have deep dark black eyes. my eyes will be brown only when showered with torch ‘s light :D.Do tell what will go with them …

    1. cake eyeliners r not so well-known usually….not dat popular that is!! they can be bought in reputed cosmetic shops and also online….
      actually…u know we all think indians hav black eyes mostly but the truth is that they r generally dark brown!!! looks like black :stars: …..if im not wrong, jet black eyes r kept aside for filmy portrayals of ghosts alone :chewnails :chewnails :chewnails :chewnails

          1. Rati/Somreeta ,

            mez eye too blackish deep brown eyes and almond shaped..please help!! have skin color like Aruna..which is right eyeliner for me :preen:

  7. awesome post somreeta..wht about jet black eyes.. wht wud suit… ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:)
    personally iv seen blues and greens go better than browns..

  8. hey somreeta,
    i really mess up while applying liquid eyeliner. can yu tell me a liner that has hard applicator, not like brush, and stays for long !!!

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