10 Easy Summer Eye Makeup Looks That Don't Involve Liquid Liner

Amanda Montell

Alert the masses: Summer is not the time for liquid eyeliner. Of course, if a graphic liner flick is your signature, feel free to ignore. But for the vast majority of us, mastering a flawless cat eye every day is a challenge on par with running a half-marathon before work—a whole marathon if you count both eyes.

So consider us the bearers of good news when we tell you that makeup artists agree: Liquid eyeliner has no place in your summer eye makeup routine.

“When it comes to summer makeup, we like to go ‘less is more’ with the skin—that makes it cool to give the eyes a little wash of color,” explains celebrity makeup artist Brittany Spyksma (who, we can personally attest, is an expert in summer eye makeup). Instead of inky eyeliner pens, Spyksma recommends filling your summer eye makeup collection with waterproof cream shadows, which you can easily buff on with your finger. “Or a little metallic on the lids is super fun!” she adds. All in all, summer eye makeup should be about light, sweatproof formulas and fun, breezy looks.

Ready for some inspo? Keep scrolling for 10 easy eye makeup looks to master this summer—no liquid liner needed!

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