Makeup has no rules. You can use lipstick as cheek stain or as eyeliner. You can use eyeliner as lipstick. So when I saw the matte liquid lipstick as eyeliner trend pick up on Instagram, I had to know what liquid lipsticks to use as eyeliner this summer.
Why use liquid lipstick as eyeliner? Well, many times it’s hard to find eyeliner that’s as bold and bright as the shade you have in mind. The standard liner colors are black, brown… and navy if you’re lucky. But now brands are branching out to include colorful liners in special, limited edition launches. If you can get your hands on a special edition liner, or an expensive high-end burst of color, liquid lipsticks are a creative alternative to gel liners.
The easiest way to apply a liquid lipstick as an eyeliner is to use a tiny eyeliner brush, dip it in the lipstick and apply as usual. Once it dries, you’re good to go! It’s your typical gel or cream eyeliner routine, but with a colorful twist. If you prefer to use pencils or kohl liners, try using lip liner pencils as an eyeliner instead. Really, the possibilities are endless!
Below are my favorite, colorful shades to rock this summer.
1. Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in King K
Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in King K, $18, kyliecosmetics.com
This shade is a true, metallic gold and unlike anything else out there. There’s a reason Jenner’s reigning as cosmetic queen right now.
2. Jeffree Star Cosmetics in Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Jeffree Star Cosmetics in Breakfast At Tiffany’s, $18.00,jefreestarcosmetics.com
This bright, teal green screams “beach.”
3. Ofra Cosmetics in Las Vegas
Ofra Cosmetics in Las Vegas, $19.90, ofracosmetics.com
Layer this ontop of a black eyeliner for a double wing.
4. Colour Pop Cosmetics in Pacific
Colour Pop Cosmetics in Pacific, $6, colourpop.com
Pair this orange-peachy pink with a bold teal.
5. Lime Crime Velvetines in Zenon
Lime Crime Velvetines in Zenon, $20, limecrime.com
Give your classic smoky eye an electric kick.
6. Jeffree Star Cosmetics in Drug Lord
Jeffree Star Cosmetics in Drug Lord, $18.00, jeffreestarcosmetics.com
White eyeliner?! Sounds wild, but there is no better time than summer to play a little.