Why the F not: bright AF eyeliner

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colorful eyeliner

I have gotten super lazy about my makeup. And that was A-OK with me until this morning when I was cleaning out my mess of a makeup cabinet and found a blue eyeliner pencil and had to make a Kon Mari decision. Did I this little blue eyeliner spark joy? I decided the answer was no and chucked it.

And this is my problem with Kon Mari: now all I can think about is that blue eyeliner.

Happily, colorful eyeliner for sale abounds on the internet. And although I’m historically an advocate of minimal makeup, a single swipe of jubilant eyeliner can be just the ticket to liven up your makeup routine. And eye pencils are not terribly intimidating: we’ve been holding them since we were children so let’s go for it, shall we?

The Satiny Navy Blue in this collection of Makeup Forever Aqua XL eye pencils ($21) is intriguing. They come in 20 colors.


colorful eye pencilsI’m obsessed with the greens in this collection of Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On eye pencils ($20). And the gold!

Bobbi Brown is one of the most trusted names in beauty, and I’ve owned a black and brown version of her eyeliner gel for almost 10 years. I love it but I don’t love hunting for my angled brush every time I want to use it. The brand’s new Long-Wear Eye Pencil ($26)is the gel in pencil form, which solves that. And the Black Plum shade is a nice entree into the world of colorful eyeliner.


green eye pencil

The Forever Green in this collection of MAC Powerpoint eye pencils ($17) would take me out of my comfort zone in a good way.

Top photo via Shades of April on Instagram

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