Water Activated Graphic Eyeliner Looks

Water Activated Graphic Eyeliner Looks

Makeup can be a very versatile way to express yourself, and it’s nothing lesser than a piece of art! Over the years, the way we do our makeup sure has changed, but the intent has remained the same - expressing yourself. Bright colours and intricate shapes have made their way to the mainstream, especially when it comes to liners. 
If you’ve taken a look at new makeup trends, you must’ve seen some beautiful detailed liner looks. These graphic liner looks may look intimidating at first, but with a steady hand and a little practice, you can create some wonderful graphic liner looks. So, here are some easy yet gorgeous looks you can try this festive season or otherwise. 


Floating Liner

This is a classic look when it comes to graphic liners. You may have seen Gigi Hadid, Dua Lipa and many more rock it. It’s simple, bold and elegant. All you need to do is line your natural eye shape. If you have hooded eyes, you may have to place your liner higher. You can use a colour of your choice and get started. Draw a line just in the middle of your eye, don’t join it to ends. You can make it as bold or thin as you like. That’s it, now you’re all set to have a runway look, all in 10 minutes.

Double & Tri Liner

If you love your standard winged liner, you’ll love this spiced up version. Do your winged liner as you always do, but leave some space to layer it. Once you’re done with the wing, pick a different coloured liner and draw another wing just above it. You can stop here or go on with a third winged liner just above it, for a tri-liner look. The tri-liner works best with a sandwiched colour palette. Use the same colour for the first and last wing and a bright colour in the middle. This is a fun yet intricate look to do!

Ombre Liner

Everything works out well when it’s ombre. This is a look that may require a little more precision than the other looks, but it’s easy once you get a hang of it. Pick three complementary colours that flow into each other to start. Use one colour from the inner corner to the middle, one colour in the middle and the last colour from the middle to end. Make sure your colours all blend into each other. Using colours that don’t flow won’t give you the ombre liner you want, even though it would look cool!

Bottom Liner



If you think eyeliner is over done, here’s a liner look that hits a little different. This look utilises your waterline and brings out your eyes in a charming way. Pick a liner of your choice, you can use a liquid liner or an eye pencil. Another way is to spritz some water on an angled brush and dip it in an eyeshadow of your choice. Begin as you normally would for a wing getting as close to the lash line as possible. You can do a small flick past the end of your natural lash line to give it a winged liner effect. You can layer it with two colours or even opt for an ombre look.


Artsy Liner

This is the perfect look if you love to make your liner look like an art piece or if you mess up easily. The colour palette is endless and so are the looks. You can draw flowers, hearts, butterflies or even squiggles for this look. This is a look with no rules. Choose your colours and draw what you like over and around your eyes. You can also add some rhinestones or glitter to amp up the artistic vibes.


Even if you’re not a pro at makeup or have an unsteady hand with liners, you can make these looks work for you! The only rule here is - do what you love! We hope you try out some of these looks and enjoy them as much as we do. 


 By - Nandita Potnis

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