Life is too short to stick to just black and brown eyeliner. Use coloured eyeliners to switch up your makeup routine and draw attention to a pretty eye shape or eye colour, And with all the new shades and formulas in the market — liquid liners, pencils, eye crayons, or eyeshadow applied with the right brush — you’ll find one that fits you perfectly. Let’s start colouring!
- Shiseido Kajal InkArtist, $38
- Fenty Beauty Vivid Liquid Eyeliner Trio (Limited Edition), $51
- Sephora Colorful Waterproof Eyeliner, $20
- NARS Larger Than Life Long-wear Eyeliner, $40
- Marc Jacobs Beauty Matte Gel Eye Crayon, $38
- Too Faced Sketch Marker Liquid Art Eyeliner, $32
- MAC Technakohl Liner, $33
- Kat Von D Beauty Inkwell Longwear Matte Eyeliner, $32
- Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Waterproof Eyeliner, $38
- Urban Decay Glide-On Eye Pencil, $32
Shiseido Kajal InkArtist, $38
This can be used as an eyeliner, kajal, eyeshadow or brow pencil! Plum Blossom is their bestselling colour, but we also love the bright Gunjo blue. It will make the whites of your eyes look whiter and brighter!
Fenty Beauty Vivid Liquid Eyeliner Trio (Limited Edition), $51
Get the most vivid, electrifying shades. Pick from three different sets: Baeside ( tropical orange, green and blue), Bacae (pastel pink, yellow and white) or Baewatch (bold pink, green and blue).
Sephora Colorful Waterproof Eyeliner, $20
It’s highly pigmented, and the very fine brush makes it really easy to make very precise strokes. And it won’t smudge, even in Singapore weather! One Sephora Singapore reviewer says: “This is quite possibly my favourite eyeliner of all time. I have deep set eyes and none of the eyeliners I have tried in the past have stayed the whole day without rubbing off on my brow bone. This one has, and it does not smudge or wear off throughout the day.” Plus, it’s just $20 — a real steal!
NARS Larger Than Life Long-wear Eyeliner, $40
Get dramatic colours named after some of the world’s most famous streets, like Barrow Street (a gorgeous mint), Khao San Road (a universally flattering aquamarine), and Bourbon Street (a deep, sexy purple). It promises not to budge or smudge for 12 hours, and the creamy formula is so easy to apply!
Marc Jacobs Beauty Matte Gel Eye Crayon, $38
This award-winning coloured liner is so versatile. You have 15 seconds to smudge it before it sets. So you can intentionally smoke it out with a brush, or apply with a very fine brush for a super precise kitten flick. Aside from the usual plum, navy blue and emerald green shades, you can also find a pretty lilac and powder blue.
Too Faced Sketch Marker Liquid Art Eyeliner, $32
The thin brush is perfect for getting really close to the lashline and creating very thin and elegant lines. “One of the best marker-type eyeliners. Applicator tip is very sharp and colour payoff is good and opaque!” says Zaza in her Sephora review. She bought lilac, but adds that she’s thinking of buying the other colours too.
MAC Technakohl Liner, $33
One of the most convenient coloured eyeliners to pack in your makeup kit. It feels as soft as a kohl pencil, but is as precise as a liquid liner. And since it retracts, you never have to worry that the point will break and need sharpening.
Kat Von D Beauty Inkwell Longwear Matte Eyeliner, $32
There’s not much of a shade selection, but these eyeliners don’t budge! They’re waterproof and smudgeproof. Beauty reviewers also say the angle and tip of the brush make it really easy to control the lines.
Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Waterproof Eyeliner, $38
“It’s the only eyeliner I use when I go on vacation, because it stays on even when I swim or if I get sweaty from a whole day of sightseeing,” says one beauty review. Other women love how easy it is to get that super fine line. Their official website also gives a great makeup tutorial that shows 5 different looks you can create with their coloured eyeliners — check it out!
Urban Decay Glide-On Eye Pencil, $32
Choose from their huge collection of coloured eyeliners — 43 highly pigmented shades! It feels really creamy when you apply it, so it’s easy to blend if you want a softer look, but after about 15 seconds it sets and is completely smudge-proof. It also contains Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E and Cottonseed Oil.