Have you switched up your makeup look lately? If you can’t remember the last time you did so, then now is probably the time. Say goodbye to the classics – black cat-eye liner and nude cut creases have a time and a place, but why not try a colourful graphic liner look to switch things up? We’re big fans of colourful eye makeup looks, but if you’re a newbie, then simple slick of bright eyeliner can be a great way to start. You have every colour of the rainbow at your fingertips, but blue eyeliner looks are a perfect starting point because blue actually brings out the best of most eye colours and skin tones. Understandably, a bright colour can be intimidating. Still, nothing complements brown eyes like a few flicks of navy-blue eyeliner or suits green eyes like a swipe of teal or turquoise liner.
To kit you out for your upcoming blue eye makeup looks, we’ve rounded up some of the best blue eyeliners for you to choose from. Whether you’re feeling a royal blue, navy blue, or you’re torn between a kohl or gel formula, here are 11 blue eyeliners we’re obsessed with.
1. THE PASTELS CRAYON EYELINER
Aside from its popping pastel blue pigment, the BY BEAUTY BAY Crayon Liner brings a lot to the table. The creamy crease-proof formula is like no other – drying to a soft matte finish that lasts all day (and night). Thanks to a super-fine tip, this is one of the best blue eyeliners for the waterline, and whether on the lid or waterline, it won’t fade, smudge, or flake.
2. LINE ARTIST LONGWEAR GEL EYELINER
The about-face Line Artist delivers a vivid pop of pigment with a waterproof and smudge-proof formula that will impress you every time. The vibrant cobalt blue shade spices up any look with incredible colour payoff wherever you go. Oh, and if you’re wondering whether you can wear blue eyeliner if you have blue eyes, the answer is yes – and this is the perfect hue of blue.
3. GLITTERPILL EYE PAINT & LINER
HALF MAGIC’s Glitterpill Eye Paint & Liner is the liner that’ll have you taking a step back from the mirror to admire your craft. This is one of the best gel blue eyeliners we’ve tried since the formula is buildable and delivers glittery, multi-dimensional goodness with every swipe – no fallout included.
4. ALL SMUDGE NO BUDGE LINER
The Made By Mitchell’s All Smudge No Budge Liner does exactly what it says on the tin. This royal blue eyeliner is perfect for amplifying makeup looks or wearing on its own – and the vibrant shade really stands out on darker skintones. The creamy but quick-drying formula lets you smudge your way to a smouldering smoky eye or pack a punch of pigment on the waterline before it locks into place.
5. COLOUR EXCESS GEL PENCIL EYELINER
MAC’s Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eyeliner is an incredible turquoise blue shade which really complements brown eyes. Formulated with Line-Lock Technology, the gel formula glides smoothly on to deliver 24+ hours of high-definition pigment that is sure to turn heads.
6. LET IT LINGER 12-HOUR EYELINER
A singular stroke of the Pley Let It Linger 12-Hour Eyeliner promises so much; rich colour, 12-hour wear, and intense definition. The creamy, gel-like formula makes it easy to apply and the metallic aqua tone flatters every eye colour (especially green eyes). You’re welcome.
8. SMOKE & BRIGHTEN KAJAL EYELINER DUO
You heard it here first; Estee Lauder’s Smoke & Brighten Kajal Eyeliner Duo is one of the best eyeliners for the waterline since the cool-toned shade really makes your eye colour pop. Apply the pastel blue shade to the waterline on the lower half of your eyes, then use the black kajal liner to add a classic cat-eye flick above to double the drama.
10. 24/7 GLIDE-ON EYE PENCIL
Calling all with green eyes! It’s shimmery, it’s multi-dimensional, it’s micro-sparkle – it’s Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shade LSD. This blue eyeliner scores some serious points for its ability to amplify any eye look with its powerful metallic pigment, while the jojoba oil and vitamin E-infused formula shows your lashline some love 24/7.