Rainbow Eye Liner Tutorial
Published Jan 21, 2012
Drawing inspiration from the talented Veronica M., we’ve created an easy tutorial based on her rainbow eyeliner look! In just five steps, you can punch up a simple winged effect with a color spectrum of saturated shadows. We all love bright colors, but sometimes it’s a bit intimidating to be wearing such a bold look during the daytime. This eye liner is an easy compromise and the effect won’t look too over-the-top!
After applying a shadow primer, use a fluffy blending brush to define your crease with a light neutral brown shadow, which will give your lid dimension.
Create a winged line above your lash line with liquid liner (we chose Urban Decay’s Waterproof 24/7 Liquid Eye Liner in Zero) to serve as a guide for your rainbow liner shape.
Using eye shadow, create your rainbow liner starting with red and moving on to orange, then yellow, green, blue, and purple across your lid. For this look, we used Sugarpill Pressed Eye Shadows in Love+, Flamepoint, Buttercupcake, Midori, Afterparty, and Poison Plum. Blend the two colors on either side in between each shade to give it a gradient effect.
Apply a white liner along your water line to make your eyes appear larger. This will brighten them up and bring attention to your top lid.
Apply your favorite pair of false lashes to give a flirty effect to your eye and you’re ready to show off those colorful peepers!