I’m not a makeup junkie, but I do have two trusty beauty basics: Red lipstick and black eyeliner. On the eyeliner front, I’m the queen of the crooked cat eye. Dark, lopsided, and usually smudged by the evening (I know, I need some eye makeup primer), I always opt for that look because it makes me feel rad!
But then, I’m scrolling through Tumblr, or Instagram, or Pinterest, and I see a photo of somebody with amazing eye makeup, and I get an urge to step away from my comfort zone. Luckily, if you’ve felt this way before, you’ll be relieved to know that you don’t need to have beauty vlogger level gradient eyeshadow dark magic to pull off a new eye makeup look. Forget crazy blending and expensive eyeshadow palettes. Just rock some eyeliner that isn’t black. In fact, take the extra step and go for eyeliner colors that are wild, funky, and bold. If your style profile skews a bit unconventional, then you’re going to want to try these 13 eyeliners ASAP!
L'Oreal Infallible Silkissime Eye Liner In Colbalt BlueA strong cobalt blue is one of the easiest bold eye colors to pull off. It's striking against pale skin and looks incredibly rich against dark skin. Try rocking an ultra geometric winged eyeliner look with this color and wait for the compliments to roll in. Buy it at Ulta for $8.99
Peripera Saturday Night Liner In PinkIf you're ready to go bold, do it with this hot pink liquid eyeliner. It's ultra '80s glam and would look great with an equally theatrical outfit. Buy it at Urban Outfitters for $15
MAC Chromagraphic Pencil In Genuine OrangeOrange eyeliner looks great if you're wearing similarly warm colors like red or yellow. Or, you can wear it as a funky contrast to cool colors like green, blue, or purple. A pop of warmth with a cool colored outfit looks borderline high fashion with very little effort. Buy it at MAC for $16.50
Holika Holika Jewel Light Waterproof Eyeliner In GoldGold! This eyeliner would look rad on literally any skintone. It would be an especially nice accent to an all black outfit. Buy it at Urban Outfitters for $8
CoverGirl Liquiline Blast Eyeliner In Violet VoltageEveryone is always clamoring about how purple eye makeup looks good with brown eyes. Well, you should totally believe the hype, because this brown eyed girl can confirm that that's absolutely true. This violet eyeliner is no exception. It's different enough to be noticed close up, but it blends in enough so that it doesn't look too wild. Also, if you want to wear something other than black or brown on your eyelids but aren't interested in jumping into lime green eyeliner just yet, this color is a great alternative. Buy it at Drugstore.com for $6.71
NYX Slide On Pencil In Pure WhiteIf you have pale skin, this might not be the best color for you. But if you have dark skin, um, this eyeliner is going to look absolutely sick against your skin tone. Have fun with it: Try a cat eye, or an abstract eyeliner look. Either way, it'll definitely be an attention grabber. Buy it at Ulta for $7.99
Sephora Collection Colorful Shadow Liner In Fresh LimeadeIt doesn't get much bolder than this: Lime green eyeliner. But wait, this isn't just eyeliner! This is designed to double as an eyeshadow! Pretty cool, right? Anyway, anyone can rock this lime color, but it'll be especially striking against darker skin tones. Pair with a different color along the lower lid for extra fun. Buy it at Sephora for $14
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner In CanaryY'all...this line of eyeliner is amazing. Every time I swatch one of these guys on my wrist, I'm amazed by how smooth the application is and by how pigmented it is. This canary yellow is a color that you just can't find at your drug store, and the price tag is admittedly a bit hefty! But if you're really interested in a bright color that lasts, this is a great investment. Check out the rest of their colors, too, next time you're at a store that sells Stila. They have a mint green color that's to die for, too. Buy it at Sephora for $22
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Colour Pencil In True RedIf you're having flashbacks to your My Chemical Romance phase while looking at this red eyeliner, you're not alone. But you don't have to rock a mall goth look with this color (though, if you do, that's cool, too). If you have light skin--especially ultra pale skin--this color is going to pop like crazy. But you can pair it with other eyeliner or eyeshadow colors so that it's not quite so intense. Glide this color alongside some yellow eye makeup or against blue eye makeup. Or, get real artsy and draw little hearts where you would normally place a cat eye. Get creative! Buy it at Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics for $16
Ulta Automatic Eye Liner In TropicsOkay, is this blue intense or what? Like its name, it seriously looks like the tropics. Wear this eyeliner when you're wearing ultra bright colors! Buy it at Ulta for $8
Ulta Liquid Liner In Purple PearlYou will look and feel like an absolute rock star in this vibrant purple eyeliner. You honestly have no other choice but to apply the mightiest winged eyeliner ever with this liquid liner. Outline with black liner for an even more intense look. Buy it at Ulta for $10
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil In MildewThere's mint greens, lime greens, dark forest greens...and then there's run of the mill green, which makes for just as nice of an eyeliner color as any of the aforementioned ones. Green eyeliner looks really nice with brown or hazel eyes. Also, if you have red hair, a green eyeliner can be a really fun contrast to your hair color. Give it a whirl, girl! Buy it at Sephora for $20
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner In GlamrockWhether you're rocking a holiday look or you just need some glitz and glamour in your everyday life, this glitter eyeliner will be your go-to. It's pigmented, smooth, and lasts! Perfect combo, honestly. Buy it at Sephora for $20
What’s your favorite non-black eyeliner color to wear? Do you wear wild eyeliner colors pretty regularly? What’s people’s reaction? Tell us in the comments!