Typically I’m a black eyeliner kind of girl. During the workweek I keep my makeup minimal (usually just some mascara on my eyes), but on nights and weekends I like to add a bit more. Black is great, but sometimes I get bored and want to change things up without going too overboard. That’s when emerald liner comes into play. It’s the perfect color to go with my brown eyes and is dark enough to look good as eyeliner (plus, it’s Pantone’s color of the year). Whether you want to replace your top liner with emerald or add a bit to your bottom liner if you’re bold, here are my tips and suggestions.
Emerald eyeliner on top lash line only
Emerald liner on top and bottom lash lines
Instead of buying an emerald eyeliner, I usually wet my liner brush and use one of my eye shadow shades. I have a huge palette from Sephora as well as a BH cosmetics one, so I have about 5 different emeralds to choose from. For this purpose, I picked my Makeup Geek eye shadow in “Envy”. First, I apply primer to my lids- paying extra attention to my eyelid- where the liner will go. Then I wet my eyeliner brush, dip it into the shadow and apply it in short strokes across my lid. I finish with one final thin stroke and clean up and mess with a q-tip dipped in makeup remover.
So, are you convinced that emerald is the new black yet? Here are some eye shadows and eyeliners to use if you’re going to give it a try.
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Eyeshadow in “Edgy Emerald” / NARS Eyeshadow Duo in “Mad, Mad World” / Urban Decay Eyeshadow in “Loaded” / L’Oreal Double Extend Eye Illuminator Liner in “Black Emerald” / Make Up Forever Aqua Liner in “Emerald Green” / Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in “Clinic” / Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES Waterproof Liner in “Emerald” / Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in “Forest Green”
I love the look of Emerald eyeliner! It’s such a great departure from the typical black, and it looks great with your brown eyes
thank you- from a beauty writer, that is a compliment!
I love it! Perfect for hazel eyes
I really like it on the top and bottom!!! What a pretty shade… I so need to change up my make up more!
This looks amazing on you, I love the top and bottom look!
aw thank you!
Ooooh – the emerald eyeliner looks SO pretty on you Rachel! Love it 🙂
Loving the new layout and look Rach! Plus that color looks great on you!
Thanks so much!
Emerald is such a hot color this year it only makes sense to start incorporating it into makeup! Loving these pics
exactly my thoughts!
I’m not convinced it’s the new black but I do love it a lot.
Love the emerald liner on you! Great idea to mix it up. I think I may give it a try!
The emerald liner looks gorgeous on you!
Looks great on you! Will have to try out the color of the year on my eyes.
thanks- you totally should!
Oh never thought to do that! great color though!
What a cool trend. I wonder if emerald eyeliner would bring out or dull my brownish green eyes? Hmm I guess Ill try it out!
You would look beautiful!
I think I will have to try this! So different!!! I love it!! Great idea!!!
Gorgeous! I don’t know if I can pull off emerald eyeliner, although I want to try now! I’ve always been a big fan of navy and violet, so why not, right?!
um yes you can! You can wear any shade I’m sure 🙂
Love this eye tip! emerald is such a pretty color for eyes.
This is so pretty! It looks gorgeous on you Rachel 🙂 I used to wear emerald eyeliner ALL the time… but I would just use it on the very outside and inside of my eyes. Everyone used to ask how I did my makeup and it was just some cheap pencil from Sally’s Beauty. You just made me want to go buy it again!
That’s a good idea, too. I love playing around with colors and different techniques.
Ohh I love it! It’s not too dramatic, but is just enough to really bring out your eyes!
I love this trend! I have green eyes so the emerald is a bit repetitive but with your gorgeous brown eyes this looks great
Aw thank you- you can pull off so many other shades with green eyes, too!
Very pretty! I love Nars. I also love your new blog layout. So pretty.
thanks so much Inna!
I LOVE your eyes with the emerald liner…really makes them pop!
And someone updated her header and buttons…I like! That new pic in the top right corner is beautiful!
thank you! yes- you noticed! yay <3
This is such a great post Rachel! I’ve worn emerald eye shadow before but never a liner. I love how it’s a subtle change from your usual black and it looks so lovely!
Thanks! It would look great with your hair color I think!
So, so pretty! I love this looks, it’s fun and classy all at once.
PS – loving the new look!
thank you so much- same to you 🙂
How fun! Definitely want to try this out!
my eyes are hazel so wearing green shadow really brings out the green!
ps: umm.. how gorgeous are you?!!
uhhh not that gorgeous haha you are the sweetest Chelsie- thanks!
I’ve actually used emerald liner for years now – I like that it’s a softer look than black and is actually fairly subtle on. Looks great on you! P.S. love your new blog design!!
you’re so ahead of the trend Kristina 😉 thanks on the compliment of the blog design, too!
I’m sure you should- thank you!
You know, I never thought of emerald eyeliner, as I also usually wear black as well, but wow I totally love the look on you and emma stone! I think I need to try this hehe. Thanks for the inspiration! xo
You are welcome!
Absolutely gorgeous, the color really brings out your eyes!
aw thanks Kelly!
Oh la la! I’m loving the trend on you – so subtle but unexpected, makes you do a double take!
I would have never thought of emerald eyeliner but it looks so great and I can definitely see it makes brown eyes pop!
this looks super fun – I”ve been wanting to experiment with green make-up so thank you for the tips!
This makeup looks really gorgeous on you, I venture to say you pull it off better than either of the celebs above!!!
aw thank you- I’m not sure about that but you rock!
I usually stick to basic black – but I am loving the emerald eye liner! xo
Oooh I absolutely love this! Instant glam!
Soo cute! I definitely need to try this!
great timing with my post then!