Gradient liner is pretty, helps elongate the eyes, and is a great way to add a pop of color to your look whether you are looking to slowly expand into more colorful looks or simple just prefer a subtle touch of color. I chose a subtle blue, which I find compliments my brown eyes. You can substitute any color scheme you want!
For this look I used my L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadows in Primped & Precious, Infinite Sky, and Midnight Blue (wet with MAC Fix+). The inner corner shade is a silver, but I feel like it really works with the blues.
I began with a medium brown eyeshadow (MAC Soft Brown) on the lid, and a slightly darker brown (MAC Swiss Chocolate) on the outer V area. Subtle highlighting with MAC Dazzlelight was done, but not too much. Brows were filled with Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Ebony.
Start with your silver (or light blue if you prefer) shade, and thickly line from the inner corner of your eye to the center of your lid. I do not break it up into thirds even though I am using three colors, because I find this method helps to elongate my small eyes better than working in thirds.
Take your first blue and line the second half of your eye, blending just a smidge over the silver. Since my eyes are deep set I take my liner out a bit past the corner of my eye so that my wing does not end up in my eye crease.
Take your second blue and make your wing, bringing the color to about a quarter of the way onto the outer edge of your upper lash line, blending it into the blue shade before it.
Curl your lashes, add some mascara and you’re done!
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What do you think of this look? Would you wear gradient eyeliner? Let me know by commenting below!
Anastasia Beverly Hills