Celebs are really making a case for the colored eyeliner trend

A little pop of color can leave a big impact

 Dua Lipa walks the runway at the Versace fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week - Spring / Summer 2022 on September 24, 2021 in Milan, Italy.
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Despite makeup trends heading more towards dewy no-makeup-makeup looks and ‘wet skin’ this year, we’re always open to something a bit bolder—which leads us onto a certain eyeliner trend we’ve been spotting on all our favorite a-listers. Give a very warm welcome to the colored eyeliner trend.

The beauty of a colored liner is that it can be whatever color you fancy, whether you want it to coordinate with your outfit or have it be a bright statement, like Riri’s red eyeliner

Plus this trend still fits with the whole minimal, fresh makeup thing that seems to be so popular right now, because it’s just a hint of color and is super wearable. It’s the perfect way to just add a little something to your look, especially if you’re in a rush or want to transform a day look into a night look easily.

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The liner works so well with natural makeup, fluffy brows, and slicked-back hair because the attention goes straight to your eyes—and don’t worry if you don’t have the steadiest hand for winged eyeliner, we’ve got the best eyeliner tips for beginners.

You need only cast your eye down the likes of Rihanna’s or Ariana Grande’s Instagram to know a colored liner is very much IN.

We’ve spotted Ari sporting white liner, which is dropping for REM beauty. She wore it above her lid, giving minimal, space vibes.

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Dua Lipa showed off a dramatic, green liner when modeling for Versace, and even Hailey Bieber has been repping a holographic wing—which is perfect for the holidays.

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Another fan of the trend is Zendaya who has sported a blue electric look at the Dune premiere, and a seriously edgy 60s inspired white and black liner for her InStyle shoot—the possibilities are endless!

Zendaya attends the "Dune" UK Special Screening at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on October 18, 2021 in London, England.

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What makes this trend so versatile also comes down to the products at our disposal. You can either use a liquid-colored liner for a sharp, precise line or just use a bit of primer and any of your favorite eyeshadows. And let's not forget glitter, a glitter liner will never not be adorable.

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Makeup Revolution Neon Heat Coloured Liquid Eyeliner 10g (Various Shades) $6.90 (opens in new tab) £5.00 (opens in new tab) | Look Fantastic 

Ideal for just throwing on a quick statement liner, the Revolution liners come in three colors, blue, pink, and yellow.

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NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette - Brights, $17.70 (opens in new tab) £12.80 (opens in new tab) | Look Fantastic

This palette is seriously perfect for both a bold eyeshadow look and a bold liner, just look and all the color options you have! All you need is a primer and an angled eyeshadow brush to create a wing.

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.


Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.