Copper Eyeliner Picks

Raise your makeup bag if you’ve been a loyalist to black eyeliner. I’m right there with you but I recently started using copper eyeliner and it’s truly made a difference in my look. Don’t get me wrong, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner in jet black will always hold a special place in my purse—but certain shades can intensify your natural eye color and in my case, copper is one of them.

If you have blue, green or hazel eyes, contrasting shades like copper eyeliner will make your eye color truly pop. Whether you’re dotting just the inner corners or keeping a tight line, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite copper eyeliners:

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I think every gal needs a trusty Kohl eye pencil in their makeup bag. Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Brown Copper is my go-to for crafting a smoky eye. It’s dark enough to make my eyes pop without it being black.

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Spice works double duty as a classic pencil liner or a smudgy eye shadow. When I’m not in the mood to wear eyeshadow, I’ll swipe and blend with my finger across my lid for an easy and effortless look. Stila Got Inked Cushion Eyeliner in Copper Ink is recommended for tight lines and cat eyes. It’s a pigmented liquid eyeliner in a cushion soaked pot. Right now, this is marked down on Sephora for just $17. Just remember to use a thin, stiff brush for picture perfect results.

I was first exposed to NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Appia at a Nordstrom beauty trend event. I ended up buying this on a whim and I’m so glad I did. It’s easy to apply and long-wearing (but not so difficult to wipe away with makeup remover). Via Appia has just the right amount of shimmer and it glides on so easy. I’ve also discovered this waterproof eyeliner by Mally Beauty is eerily similar to my NARS pick (and slightly cheaper) so if you’re pinching your pennies, you’re in luck!

Do you have a favorite copper or another colored eyeliner not mentioned in this post? I’d love to get your thoughts or product recommendations! Leave a comment below.

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