It’s safe to say that black eyeliner is very much a staple in most of our beauty arsenals. This summer, inject some pizzazz into your usual makeup look by experimenting with metallic eyeliner instead.
Be it cat eyes or winged, jazz up your lash line with a little (or a lot) of shimmer. From glittery kohl crayons to pearlescent precision liquid pens, we’ve rounded up 5 of our go-to brands for glitzy metallic eyeliner that will give you that extra sparkle.
Fenty Beauty Flypencil Longwear Pencil Eyeliner in Purple Stuff
Finding Fenty Beauty on this list shouldn’t come as a surprise as Rihanna and her team are big on high impact when it comes to their products. The Flypencil is a water and sweat-resistant pencil formula in a retractable pen packaging that’s as simple as twist and draw. The ultra-smooth and creamy formula is a dream to use, be it a clean wing or a smudged out smoky eye. Purple Stuff is the sultry plum shade, packed with intense pearlescent glitter that works both day and night.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Metallic Liquid-Gel Eyeliner in Gold Getter
Thanks to the Highliner’s pen style applicator, the daintiest, finest, most precise line and point is possible. The gel formula is dense enough for maximum pigmentation and won’t budge even on hot, sweltering days and nights. It may seem a bit hard to control at first, but once you master the technique of using a fine brush, it draws the perfect graphic flick.
Guerlain Metallic to Glittery Liquid Eyeliner in Burgundy
Can’t decide between metallic or glittery? Unsure of how to transition from day to night? Guerlain’s transformer of an eyeliner can easily do both. It’s classic chic by day with a clean metallic line, and modern glam by night with a shimmery line studded with flecks of glitter. What can easily be mistaken as sorcery is simply a gentle tap or smudge that can take modest burgundy metal to dazzling ruby sparkle.
Charlotte Tilbury Double Ended Liner in Green Lights
Makeup queen Charlotte Tilbury does it again with the Double Ended Liner, a two-way pencil in matte and metal. Green Lights is flattering on all skin tones and suits all eye colours. One end is a deep matte emerald tone that looks great on the upper lash line while the lighter moss green metallic end complements the lower lash line, water line, and towards the inner corners of the eye for a striking accent. Pair with a warm coppery shadow for a killer look, as above. This eyeliner is so popular that it’s currently sold out at Sephora, but you can add it to your waitlist in the meantime.
Shiseido Kajal InkArtist in Sumi Sky
Very few products can boast both high-impact pigment as well as featherlight weight as the two oftentimes contradict each other. But that’s not the case for Shiseido’s 12-hour waterproof wear Kajal Inkartist. For even the shakiest of hands, the formula glides on so effortlessly, creating perfect wings every try. Sharp edges or blended smokiness, this subtle sparkle teal liner can do it all. The pen comes with a mini sharpener and sponge tip too. The only drawback is sharpening this soft formula requires some level of practice.
This story first appeared on Prestige Hong Kong
(Main and featured photos: Fenty Beauty)