The 5 Eyeliners Every Woman Needs In Her Makeup Collection

July 6, 2015 by Izabella Zaydenberg
shefinds | beauty

To me, a day without eyeliner is a day wasted. I don't think any of my friends (or even my boyfriend) have seen me without at least somewhat of a wing--and for good reason. Eyeliner brings your entire look together, and whether it's black, blue, or gray, it's a vital part of any girl's beauty arsenal.

Not to brag, but I am kind of an eyeliner pro, which is why I want to share the 5 types of liner every girl needs to have in her makeup bag. Click through the slideshow to see my picks.

A Basic Black

A tried-and-true black liner will never fail you. Whether it's for a cat eye or for a touch of smolder, there's a reason that black liner has been a must-have for your makeup bag for decades. Try the Tom Ford dual-ended liner for a wing like you've never seen before.

A Soft Gray

A soft dove gray eyeliner will work as a lovely substitute to a basic black liner. It's way less pronounced than a jet-black wing, yet not quite as neutral as a brown. Try NARS Eyeliner Stylo in Koala for a soft (yet statement-making) look.

A Bright Hue

A bright liner--I personally love blue, because it creates such a wonderful contrast against my blonde hair--looks stunning as a substitute to a quintessential jet black wing. I love the Dolce & Gabbana true peacock blue--the formula is buttery beyond belief, and that color truly speaks for itself.

A Metallic Liner

A metallic liner isn't just perfect to accent a cat-eye for a night out. Try a metallic wing for work to spice things up a bit. I personally love the gunmetal shade in the Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill range--Perla Nera.

A Pearly Beige

A shimmery champagne/beige on your waterline will not only brighten up your eyes, but they'll make you look like you spent last night firmly asleep--and not partying 'til dawn. Try SEPHORA Contour Eye Pencil in Blonde Ambition for your fix.


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