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Nine Ways to Wear Bright Eyeliner

It’s time to give your lipstick a night off! Let Dianna Agron, Olivia Wilde, Eva Mendes, and more show you how to master a new kind of color.
  • Nine Ways to Wear Bright Eyeliner
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  • Dianna Agron
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    Makeup artist Fabiola applied Nars’ Eye Paint ($25) in Tatar all over Agron’s lids, then lined her lashline with Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Eyes ($23) in Purple 11L for the actress’ The Family premiere.

  • Olivia Wilde
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    Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

    It took three colorful products to give Wilde the bright cat eye she wore at a press conference in Toronto last month. Makeup artist Melanie Inglessis applied Revlon’s Photo Ready Primer + Eyeshadow ($10) in Muse under a swipe of Nars’ Soft Touch Eye Pencil ($24) in Trash, followed by YSL’s Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara ($30) in Fascinating Viole.

  • Jamie Chung
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    Photo: Maury Phillips/Getty Images for Live Love Spa

    Chung matched her blue liner to her dress at an event in Los Angeles last month. For a similar look, try CoverGirl’s Perfect Blend Eye Pencil ($6) in Cobalt Blue.

  • Eva Mendes
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    Makeup artist Genevieve Herr gave the actress a smoky blue eye for a launch party in New York last month. She outlined Mendes’ eyes with Laura Mercier’s Kohl Eye Pencil ($20) in Stormy Grey, then layered Nars’ Duo Eyeshadow ($34) in Mad World and the brand’s Single Eyeshadow ($24) in Namibia.

  • Delfina Delettrez
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    Jewelry designer (and fourth generation Fendi royalty) Delettrez wore a graphic blue swipe of color at her S/S 14 presentation in Paris during Fashion Week. Try Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Liner ($23) in Diamond Turquoise.

  • Keri Russell
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    Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

    Russell’s go-to makeup artist Tina Turnbow used Sephora’s Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof Liner ($9) in My Boyfriend’s Jeans to give the actress a deep blue gaze at an event in New York.

  • Joan Smalls
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    The model showed off her green liner at a screening in Paris during Fashion Week. Try Sephora’s Nano Eyeliner ($5) in Chlorophyll or Kat Von D’s Autograph Pencil ($18) in Eyegasm for a similar result.

  • Isabeli Fontana
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    Fontana rocked a similar hue at the same screening as Smalls, but pulled her pigment into a cat eye shape. Use an eye shadow primer first, then apply Nars’ Soft Touch Shadow Pencil ($24) in Heat.

  • Elettra Rossellini-Wiedemann
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    If you prefer to ease into bright liner, follow Rossellini-Wiedemann’s lead and line your lower waterline with a bold hue, like she did at a gala in New York. Ulta’s Gel Eyeliner Pencil ($8) is highly pigmented and incredibly easy to use.

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