Tired of your basic black liner? Consider swapping your go-to shade for one on the bolder end of the spectrum. Depending on your makeup taste, a bold cobalt tone may be slightly intimidating, which is why we narrowed down which color of the ROYGBIV spectrum you should work based on your personality. Scroll down to find your perfect match.
1. If You're Bold
When a neon coral lip is your go-to neutral and you don't play by the rules of emphasizing just one feature, a high-impact cobalt is the only answer. A liquid formula delivers precise results, whereas a pencil can be a little more spontaneous. Just remember to go easy on the mascara to avoid a Dynasty-esque apperance.
Try: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner in Cobalt, $22; nordstrom.com.
YSL Couture Kajal Eyeliner Pencil, $35; nordstrom.com.
NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner in Abbey Road, $25; sephora.com.
2. If You're the Glamorous Type
Forget the "less is more" mantra—you like to live life in excess, and whenever you're hitting up a happy hour, champagne is always an option. Mirror your expensive tastes with a 24-Karat hue. Try concentrating the color on the inner corners of your eyes, or smudge it out to create a shadow-esque effect on your lids.
Try: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Goldmine, $20; sephora.com.
Sephora Colorful Shadow and Liner in Gold, $14; sephora.com.
Anastasia Metallic Luster Liner in Gold, $18; anastasiabeverlyhills.com.
3. If You're Color-Shy
Forget the trendy matte liquid lipsticks—you prefer a streamlined approach to your color palette, and swapping your traditional black liner for a brown even seems like a bold move. Although purple makes somewhat of a statement, it's much more understated than a neon blue, and won't scream obvious against the rest of your neutrals, especially when worn just along the lower lash line.
Try: Estee Lauder Double Wear Waterproof Eyeliner in Royal Amethyst, $24; nordstrom.com.
Marc Jacobs Fineliner in Blacquer(Berry), $24; sephora.com.
Lancome Le Crayon Khol in Purple Dusk, $26; nordstrom.com.
4. If You're Into the Boho-Chic Aesthetic
Not unlike that statement turquoise piece you scored at a vintage store, a rich jade liner goes with everything in your closet, and mirrors your free-spirited attitude. Concentrate the color on the outer edges of your eyes, then use a liner brush to diffuse the color and create a soft-focus wing.
Try: Givenchy Khol Couture in Jade, $26; sephora.com.
MAC Modern Twist Liner in New Marine, $17; nordstrom.com.
Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Liner in Carribbean Sea, $18; ulta.com.
5. If You're a Minimalist
The LBD is your uniform of choice, and if you're not going for a "no-makeup" effect, you stick to either a bold lip or winged eye, but never both. A crisp white hue stands out against your Helmut Lang-stocked wardrobe enough to make a statement, but still falls in line with that minimalist '90s vibe you strive for. Choose a liquid formula—pencils can sometimes create a chalky effect—and extend the line into a wing along your upper lashes. Follow with a black liquid liner inside the shape to ground the color.
Try: NYX Cosmetics White Liquid Liner, $7; ulta.com.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in Diamond White, $23; sephora.com.
Too Faced Sketch Marker in Pure White, $20; sephora.com.