How To Apply Blue Eyeliner?

Learn how to use your blue eyeliner to make your eyes look gorgeous and seductive.

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Black eyeliners have been done to death. So, if you want to mix things up a little and know how to apply blue eyeliner, you have landed on the right page. It can be somewhat tricky as the eyeliner shade can make or break your look. It is not as subtle as black and just as intense.

Blue eyeliners are not only one of the best cosmetics that alway flatter every skin tone, but in some cases, they can take your eye makeup to a whole new level. If you think blue suits you and want to experiment more with the shade, we have your back. First, blue has various shades, and it varies from brand to brand. In this article, we delve deeper into this issue and help you find out the suitable color to accentuate your beautiful eyes. You can wear it as casually as black eyeliners if the shade is right and look gorgeous! So, without further ado, let’s look at how you can play with this stunning shade using different techniques to make your eyes more appealing. Swipe up for the details!

protip_icon Keep In Mind
  • Eye Shadow: Eye Shadow Match your look with contrasting white or silver eyeshadow.
  • Cateye Look: Eye Shadow When winging the liner outwards, complement the tail with black or brown kajal to make it more charismatic instead of using only blue.
  • Lipstick: Eye Shadow Pair your blue eye makeup with mauve or shades of pink on your lips to look youthful.

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Application Method:

Step 1:

If you have been following my posts you would easily guess by now that the first step will always be moisturizing the eye area and grooming your eyebrows. Never ever leave your eyebrows out while doing eye makeup because this is what ideally changes the look of your face. Conceal any spots or discoloration using a skin-colored eyeshadow or eye primer. Apply the products using your fingers or a brush under the eye area if required.

Step 2:

Take a highly pigmented blue eyeliner in any form you prefer- pencil, gel or liquid. I am taking pencil eyeliner by Revlon which happens to be one of my favorite blues. You can pick any liquid or gel eyeliner, and if it is waterproof and long-lasting, you got the best pick. Just draw a light stroke going along the shape of your eyes. If you are trying blue eyeliner for the first time, go for a darker shade of blue since darker ones suit Indian eyes more than their lighter counterparts. Wait for a couple of seconds until it settles so it won’t smudge.

Step 3:

Now draw the complete rim keeping the line thin at the inner corner and thick on the outer. Apply as near to the lash line as possible.

Step 4:

Now, take a black eye liner and draw a very thin line under the blue, sticking close to the lash line. This step will not only cover the peeping skin better but make your blue eyeliner look a bit more subtle and soft. Those who inhibit from wearing blue liners should try it this way and I am sure you’ll have better results.

You can style it in a winged, cat-eye, or shimmer look for a beautiful navy eyeliner. If you like blue, don’t just stick to this color only, try turquoise, cobalt, indigo, sapphire,azure, sky, aquatic sea ocean shades as well.

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Instead of black eyeliner, you can use dark eyeshadow. Apply it along the lash line and blend it with the blue eyeliner to make it pop.

Step 5:

Take a black khol/kajal and line your waterline keeping the inner corner bare, for a bold look.

Step 6:

Now take a similar eyeshadow color as the blue eyeliner on your pencil or smudger brush. Apply that on the outer corner of the lower lash line in continuity with the blue eyeliner extending towards the inner side. Keep this step limited to the outer corner only; extending it along the whole upper lash line will make it look over the top in most of the cases. This eyeshadow gives a matte effect, perfect for a cool-toned summer look to complement every skin tone.

Experiment with a double eyeliner look, which is also in trend now. Apply another fine stroke on the crease of your eyelid, if you want you can blend a little eyeshadow on top to soften the look.

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You can also apply a little bit of black or gray eyeshadow to the lower lash line for a smokey and vibrant effect.

Step 7:

Highlight your beautiful eyes by applying highlighter in the inner corner and tear duct area which we left bare in the above steps purposefully. Follow the eye margins while doing this step or else it will not look as we desire. You can pick a different colored highlighter to give a contrast look to define the shape.

Step 8:

Follow this tutorial to learn how to curl eyelashes and apply mascara to enhance the frame of your eyes. The desired look is achieved with this step being the last one.

Smitha, a YouTuber, shared a different way to apply blue liner and that was by using black and blue eyeliners together. She explained, “It’s especially easy to layer with this and I’m going to use this blue eyeliner now to layer over the black eyeliner (i).” She further added, “There’s something so beautiful about layering eyeshadows or eyeliners. It gives that beautiful ombre of shades and makes your eye color pop.”

Don’t worry if you messed it up a little. There’s always a way to fix mistakes. Get your hands on a Q-tip or a simple cotton swab, dip it in a makeup remover to fix the liner. Remember not to rub your eyelids harshly as it can leave them red, irritated, and scratched.

We understand your worries about trying new eyeliner colors when black is a classic, but you have nothing to worry about. Instead, follow these simple tips and tricks on how to apply blue eyeliner in a way that does not look over the top. This way, you need not save your blue eyeliner for specific occasions and can use it daily to accentuate your beauty without the fear of looking gaudy or OTT. Stop hesitating and get yourself a blue eyeliner if you do not own one already. Try it out and fall in love with the hue!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does blue eyeliner make blue eyes pop?

Yes, using a darker hue of blue as eyeliner gives the eyes a magnificent yet sensual look. Use blue eyeliner on both the upper and lower lash lines to make your blue eyes pop.

Is blue eyeliner good for brown eyes?

Yes, dark midnight blue eyeliner is perfect for brown eyes.

Does blue eyeliner make eyes look whiter?

Yes, blue eyeliner can make your eyes look more whiter and brighter. You can also apply nude eyeliner to line your waterline for the same.

Is blue eyeliner old-fashioned?

No, blue eyeliner is not old-fashioned. Instead, it complements every eye color and adds an unexpected pop of pigment to brighten your eyes instantly.

How can I make my blue eyeliner last longer?

You can make your blue eyeliner last longer by using an eye primer before applying it. Additionally, you can use a blue eyeshadow over your liner to set it, followed by a makeup sealer.

Key Takeaways

    • Before applying eyeliner, the first thing to do is moisturize and groom your eyebrows.
    • A lighter stroke of blue eyeliner along the shape of your eyes and a thicker one on the outer corner can help get a clean look.
    • A thin line near the lash line can help you pull off a look with subtle makeup.
    • A similar color of eyeshadow goes perfectly with the blue eyeliner makeup.

Create a stunning blue eyeliner look with these easy hacks! Learn how to apply eyeliner like a pro and create a beautiful look in this beginner-friendly video.

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Angela JacksonLicensed Cosmetologist

Angela Jackson is a Maryland board-certified cosmetologist with over 28 years of experience. She received her cosmetology education from Dudley Beauty College in Washington, DC. She has trained under various hair and makeup artists and served bridal and in-salon clients and worked on various photoshoots and branding events. Angela offers hair care and styling, skincare, makeup application, as well full bio

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