Favorite Colored Pencil Liners

Colored Pencil Liners: Lazy Makeup with a Twist

You know how it is, sometimes I feel like doing my makeup as if I were going to walk the red carpet at the Oscars, but other times (most times, to be honest) I donโ€™t really want to do the whole shebang and blend like five different shadows on my lids. These are the times Iโ€™ll usually pull out my trusted pencil liners (and/or cream eyeshadows โ€“ but you can read about these here). Letโ€™s have a look at what my favorites are and how I like to use them, shall we?

My Favorite Colored Pencil LinersThe first four I like to use both to line my eyes along the upper lashline and on the waterline (but I usually do either one or the other).

(1) Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Deep End – A turquoise/teal with a pearly sheen. These Urban Decay liners are truly amazing, very creamy, pigmented and long-lasting! (See Deep End in action here)

(2) Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Mainline – A deep teal blue with a matte finish.

(3) Deborah Milano 2 in 1 Waterproof Gel Kajal & Eyeliner in 04 – A dark forest green with a matte finish. Not the most long-lasting one when used on the waterline…

(4) KIKO Rebel Romantic Color Definition Eyeliner and Kajal in 04 Amazon Blue (Limited Edition) – A deep cobalt blue with a matte finish. (See it in action here)

The next three I like to smudge on the lashline for a subtle smoky effect. Sometimes I apply them both on the upper and lower lashlines, while other times only either on the top or on the bottom.

(5) Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in 19 Hot Scorch – A coppery bronze with a shimmery finish. I use this one a lot on my lower lashline as it looks very natural, but still adds a nice touch of definition. (See it in action here)

(6) SEPHORA Colorful Shadow & Liner in 15 Purple – A plummy purple with a pearly sheen.

(7) KIKO Smokey Eye Pencil in 05 Graphite (Limited Edition) – A bluish grey with a pearly sheen. (See it in action here)

The last two I only use on my upper lashline to create a little wing. Sometimes doing the flick with a pencil can be quite challenging, so my suggestion is to grab an angled liner brush, get a little product from the tip and use it like a gel liner.

(8) Maybelline Master Drama Chromatics Kohl Liner in Magic Magenta – A bright magenta with a slight pearly sheen. It might seem like an odd color to wear on the eyes, but a little wing with this and lots of mascara make a great summer look. It makes my light brown eyes really pop and I can’t even imagine how good it would look on blue or green eyes!

(9) KIKO Glamorous Eye Pencil in shade 403 (I think it’s discontinued!) – A deep copper with a pearly sheen. (See it in action here)

I thought that swatching the pencils on a piece of paper would be kinda cool, but it definitely wasn’t my best idea as the shimmer got lost and they all look matte… Oh well, bear with me, please! ๐Ÿ™‚

Do you like colored pencil liners? How do you like to use them? I’m looking for a good matte violet pencil (kinda like the KIKO Amazon Blue one but in violet, can you picture it?), do you have any recommendations?

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    January 5, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Oh, I love those pencils by UD, they’re so smooth & the pigmentation is amazing XD
    Nati xx

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    January 5, 2016 at 11:24 am

    I have to say I’m not the biggest fan of khols and pencil liners on me, yet, your idea of using some colourful ones on top of a lazy makeup is so great it kind of convince me to try to wear some again!


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    January 5, 2016 at 11:57 am

    The shades are so gorgeous especially 6.

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      Carol in a
      January 8, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      It looks great on brown eyes!

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    January 5, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Great post as always, lovely! I tend to stick to liquid liners myself, as I find them much easier to apply. These look super gorgeous and you are right, they are a fab and easy way to give your makeup a little more colour without too much effort. On my lazy days, I tend to stick to a black eyeliner. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love eyeshadows, but I’m just too lazy to use them on a daily basis! x


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    January 5, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    I love colours so of course I like to use them. ๐Ÿ™‚ My faves are the Bourjois Countour Clubbing ones and they have a violet one as well.

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      Carol in a
      January 8, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      Thank you, I’ll check them out!

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    January 5, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    I wear colorful liners along my bottom line, if ever. On top of my lids I stick to black, mostly because my eyes are too light without that and blur into my face when looking at it (Am I making sense here?).
    The only purple pencil liner I owned was a MAC one, I cant remember if it was matte and I didn’t like it too much, so no recommendations from me.

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      Carol in a
      January 8, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Yes, that makes perfect sense! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Monique | WritingMonique
    January 5, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Oh! Gorgeous pieces, and gorgeous colors!

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    Shireen L. Platt
    January 5, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    I have a few colour eye pencils and I occasionally use them on my lids however, they are the same boring shade of purple, dark blue and turquoise. I never even considered purchasing a magenta shade but I might give it a try and see how I like it, how bad can it be right? LOL!

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      Carol in a
      January 8, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      It might surprise you ans it surprised me, I love it in the summer!

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    Gabrielle Crystal RoseBonniee ~
    January 5, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    6th and 8th colour! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Lovely photos โ™ก

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    January 6, 2016 at 12:10 am

    Great selection of pencils!

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      Carol in a
      January 8, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      Thank you, I’ll check it out!

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    S A L L Y
    January 6, 2016 at 1:28 am

    I’ve only ever used black eyeliner. So boring I know but I do want to venture out and do some experimenting! Number 6 is such a lovely colour! X

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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      Carol in a
      January 8, 2016 at 10:15 pm

      It’s not boring, it’s very chic! But I also love these fun colors ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    January 6, 2016 at 2:14 am

    These look so colourful! To be honest, I never used any eyeliner other than black or dark brown, because I am kind of a newbie in makeup and never got a chance to improve my skills. I hope I will do so this year:)
    I really liked the first two liners from Urban Decay, so I will check them out at Sephora:) Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!


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      Carol in a
      January 8, 2016 at 10:15 pm

      Happy New Year! I’m glad I might have inspired you ๐Ÿ™‚

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    January 6, 2016 at 5:39 am

    Great review, Carol! -Maireem

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    Trang Do
    January 6, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Love these pencils! Amazing shades!!
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    January 6, 2016 at 10:40 am

    What stunning colors perfect for a night out! I am such a fine of the urban decay 24 hour liners!

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    wendee isaacs
    January 6, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    these shades are beautiful

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    January 6, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Love this picture and the products and the colours!

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      Carol in a
      January 8, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      Haha, I’m glad you like them! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    January 6, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    I love colored eye pencils. I remember back in 2009-2010 when wearing two different eye colored pencils (like green on the upper lash line then violet on the lower lash line) were a trend because of DKNY and other runway shows. I used to do it back in my freshman year in college. And I think I also need to thank Lady Gaga for that trend ๐Ÿ˜€ Anyway, great review. I love some of these products.

    Happy New Year!

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    January 6, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Im guilty of buying all the pretty colors and never using them :)).


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      Carol in a
      January 8, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      Haha, I do use them… one at a time!

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    January 6, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    These all look so gorgeous! I never use any colored eyeliners, but some of these are so pretty. Great post!
    xo Kiki

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    January 6, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    I am in love with the first colour! Just wish i could pull it off! Lovely post!

    Darriyan xx


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      Carol in a
      January 9, 2016 at 12:00 am

      I’m pretty sure you can pull it off! You could try it in the waterline, paired with a neutral eyeshadow on the lid.

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    January 6, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    I think the swatches on paper do look kinda cool! But yeah the finishes have disappeared. At least it gives an accurate idea of the base color.
    I LOOOOVE eyeshadow sticks and pencils, I use them a lot when I want a quick easy look. I have a bag full of them….


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      Carol in a
      January 9, 2016 at 12:03 am

      Pheeeew, it’s good to know I’m not the only one to find them cool! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    January 6, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    WOW, these are some gorgeous colors, girlie! My eye instantly went to that beautiful magenta liner; I have to see if I can find it! I think this is such a great idea on those days when you don’t want to put too much effort into your makeup, but at least look like you did! It’s amazing how much of an impact a touch of color can have on both our makeup or outfit looks! Thanks so much for sharing and providing such wonderful inspiration; I hope you’re having a wonderful day so far!



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    Danielle Beautyblog
    January 6, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    I love the 24/7 UD liners! I usually go for more boring Browns and blacks though!

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    January 6, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    I hardly wear coloured liners but stick to black most of the time. Am I boring? ๐Ÿ™‚ when I want to wear colourful liners, I prefer to wear them on bottom lash line. I really like the look of 2, 3 and 6.


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    January 6, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Lovely! I really like number 5, 6, 8 and 9 due to the warmer fun shades! Of course I would opt for a blacker one also because it’s my go to liner colour ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Great suggestions!

    Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

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    January 7, 2016 at 1:06 am

    I don’t wear liners enough, but have been wanting to add some more daring colour to my routine. For example I love the look of the plummy Sephora option as well as the magenta Maybelline one x

    Beauty with charm

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    Viviene Kok
    January 7, 2016 at 1:29 am

    Colour of the Kiko Kajal is stunning! Not an eyeliner person (Brows+Mascara+Base only) but I’ve was told that Urban Decay makes really good pencils x

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    January 7, 2016 at 2:49 am

    These look great! The colors are so vivid & nice while looking so smooth! Great post!

    Mallory // Perhaps Bananas

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    Heather Lisa Noire
    January 7, 2016 at 3:15 am

    Urban Decay makes such incredible products including the liners! I love the blues and pinks so beautiful! These suggestions with such vivid colour is so inspiring! Happy New Year 2016 lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ http://www.bauchlefashion.com

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    January 7, 2016 at 12:03 pm

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    Trishna Patel
    January 7, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    I think I need number 6 in my life, it looks bloody incredible. By the way, I’ve tagged you in the Lip Product Addict Tag, hope that’s okay โ™ฅ


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    January 7, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Amazing ! I love so much pencils ! ๐Ÿ™‚
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    January 7, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    I really like wearing a colored eyeliner on my bottom lashline for a nice pop of color. Purple is the best for that! Urban Decay has some nice matte purple liners (and I see you already like UD, I agree they are the best!)

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    January 7, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    You are an eyeliner guru!! What great tips.. I am so boring when it comes to make up but it is an art form I have always admired. And now thanks to your inspiring self I can no longer use the excuse, “but I don’t know how to do it!” Seriously, great work. Keep it up!


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    January 8, 2016 at 1:52 am

    I love how bright these are, you don’t always see that. I love the blue and pink shades the most.

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    January 8, 2016 at 8:59 am

    What a great collection! I’m interested to check out the sephora one now, I need some more plummy purples! I LOVE coloured liners but I need liquid ones. Sometimes I do use a purple pencil liner on the underline of my eye to make them pop!

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    January 8, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    I’ve never really tried color liners! Might pick up a couple now!


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    January 8, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    All of these look lovely! I love the Sephora, Kiko and Essence ones, they look amazing, they’re pretty long lasting and you don’t have to break the bank for them!
    I thing that Urban Decay has a beautiful violet liner on their range, and I know another brand that has launched pretty recently in Spain does an amazing purple as well, but I can’t remember the name! I will tell you if I remember.
    I hope you have a great day, beautiful lady ^^


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    Style Tomes
    January 8, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    I really love the turquoise shade! I used to have 2 eyeliners in a similar hue that I would line the bottom lashline with. Such a good way to add a pop of color and make things look like there’s some effort in the look.
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    January 8, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Haha, sounds like we both share the love of red carpet ready makeup every once in a while. These are some gorgeous hues. I love 6 and 8 the best. So pigmented and pretty.

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    January 9, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Those eyeliners look gorgeous. I love using colored eye liner in the lower lash line.


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    January 11, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Ooooh! I’m not sure I’m quite brave enough to try most of these! They do look like a lot of fun, though! I have followed you with Blog Lovin, Twitter, and Instagram! I do hope you’ll connect with me, as well!
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    January 12, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Great collection. I just love no. 3 and 4 ๐Ÿ™‚


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