Colored eyeliner isn’t a new concept, but nonetheless it doesn’t make stepping out of your black liner comfort zone any easier. Every once in a while, inspiration like Lily Aldridge’s shimmery jewel-toned cat-eye by celebrity makeup artist Vincent Oquendo that makes us consider ditching our trusty inky liners for good. And there’s a lot to love about an emerald green liner—it's flashier than an original black but not too bold that it feels out of place wearing it during daylight hours. It’s surprisingly a lot easier to wear than you might think, and even better, it enhances a number of eye colors. Here, our three favorite green liners along with how to wear them.
1. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil In Junkie
Apply your regular black liner along the waterline follow up by tracing above the line with a velvety smooth emerald liner for an extra pop of color. We love this shade by Urban Decay for its subtle sparkle and longwear formula.
Urban Decay | $20
2. Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner Liquid Eyeliner In 3 Iridescent Emerald Green
This is the reason your liquid eyeliner has been green with envy. An iridescent emerald liner is an instantly-cool upgrade for your night-out cat-eye look that will flatter a slew of eye colors. Oh, and did we mention this liner from Make Up For Ever is waterproof? Even more to love.
Make Up For Ever | $23
3. Dolce & Gabbana The Eyeliner Crayon Intense In Emerald 7
Instead of a smoky eye, draw on this jewel-toned kohl pencil along your waterline for a subtle wash of color. Once you’ve got your perfect line, run this pencil’s smudger over it to soften it up for an effortlessly sultry finish.
Dolce & Gabbana | $31