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Choose Your Best Eyeliner Color

Choose Your Best Eyeliner Color

October 10, 2017

Selecting an eyeliner color is often a personal choice, but there are some basic tips that can help to enhance and draw more focus to your eyes. While it’s important to be mindful of hair color and skin tone (whether you have a warm or cool tone), the biggest eyeliner impact comes from coordinating your eyeliner color with your eye color.

What eyeliner color fits you best?

Blue Eyes:

  • Enhance those baby blues with a neutral brown eyeliner like the Xtreme Lashes GliderLiner™ in Xpresso. A neutral brown shade warms up the eyes while still providing a nice contrast to blue.
  • To really make blue eyes pop select a deep blue eyeliner shade, like the Midnight Blue GlideLiner or a dark green, like the Golden Olive GlideLiner.

Green Eyes – Deep earthy eyeliner shades are ideal:

  • Purple undertones like those in the GlideLiner Plum or Black Pearl enhance the green flecks in the eyes.
  • A deep brown like the Xpresso GlideLiner will create warmth and definition.

Hazel Eyes – Select an eyeliner color based on what you want to stand out:

  • As with green eyes, purple shades like Plum and Black Pearl will make green flecks more vibrant.
  • Browns like Xpresso will highlight any brown undertones.
  • Deep blues like the Midnight Blue GlideLiner will bring the focus to any hints of blue in the eyes.

Brown Eyes – Almost any color will do:

  • Browns and purples like Xpresso,  Plum or Black Pearl will intensify brown eyes.
  • Greens like Golden Olive will open them up.
  • Blues like Midnight Blue provide a perfect complimentary combination.

Eyeliner colors in blacks and grey tones, like the Xtreme Black or Graphite GlideLiner pencils, are neutrals that work well with all eye colors. If black seems too harsh for a particular look you’re going for, try the Black Pearl GlideLiner with its subtle plum undertones or the subtler gray of Graphite. To soften a solid black line, smudge it slightly or blend shadow into the line.

All of the above tips translate just as well to lash highlighting (or Eyelighting, as we like to call it) so keep them in mind when choosing any custom colors for your eyelash extensions too! If you do have eyelash extensions, be sure to use only oil-free, eyelash extension compatible eyeliners like the Xtreme Lashes GlideLiner Eye Pencils.

Do you have a great eyeliner tip? Share it below and check back for other tips!

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5 comments

Eyelash Extensions Toronto March 9, 2012 - 4:39 pm

Our pleasure xx

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Eyelash Extensions Toronto March 3, 2012 - 3:19 pm

Several of our staff who are professional make up artists use these liners and are delighted with them (myself included). Great tips on color matching.

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Xtreme Lashes March 6, 2012 - 3:30 pm

Thank you, Dollface Spa! We love hearing that!

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Sierra/Flirt Beauty Bar October 9, 2011 - 10:55 am

As a makeup artist and Xtreme Lashes Stylist, I have to say – I am completely in love with these liners! I love that they go on so smooth, they are (almost) wet, but they dry completely, in a smudge-free way once they are applied to the skin.

I have been using these on all my brides. I find that they last all day, even through all the tears.

I really like this article about choosing colors and will be resposting it on my blog. As a brown-eyed girl, I use all the colors on myself personally – they are all amazing and versatile… Thank you!

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Xtreme Lashes October 10, 2011 - 4:42 pm

Thank you so much for the Xcellent feedback, Sierra! We love them, too!

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