How To Actually Pull Off Liner Under The Eye

If playing around with eyeliner on your lower lid has always seemed like a disaster waiting to happen, allow us to introduce you to a way to rock the look without making a makeup mess. Follow our lead, and we promise you won’t end up looking loony—or raccoon-y.

The Inspiration: Graphic Girl

Photo: Vanessa Jackman

Get The Look: Graphic Girl

For a way to punch up your daytime look, apply gel eyeliner with a flat brush to the lower waterline. Instead of stopping at the edge of the eye, extend the formula slightly farther into a faux cat eye. To give the line a finished look, apply the formula just underneath the upper lid at the outer corner of the eye. Keep the upper lid bare, but apply mascara.

The Inspiration: Bold Color

Photo: Vanessa Jackman

Get The Look: Bold Color

Prime the eye by applying a creamy pencil liner in a black or brown shade to the upper and lower lash line. For the pop of color, dab a flat brush into a highly pigmented eye shadow and place liberally under the lower lid, working it into the inner corner. Choose a color that best suits you, though we're currently partial to any jewel-toned hue (perfect for spring). Finish with a few coats of mascara to allow the eyes to really pop.