Uses of Teal Eyeliner

Thick teal lines are best kept for fashion shots, not real life.

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Beyonce is among the stars seen stylishly sporting teal eyeliner. You can use this jewel tone to highlight almost any eye color for day or night. Once you get used to wearing a bright eyeliner tone, brown and black will seem so blah.

Subtle

Wear teal eyeliner on your upper and lower lash lines to make your eyes pop, but keep the rest of your makeup subtle. Brush beige or soft peach shadow on your lids, go for a soft, natural color on your lips and cheeks and brush on black mascara. The teal eyeliner adds enough interest to your makeup without making you look like you were playing with your niece’s crayon box.

Skinny and Minimal

For a minimal look, try lining just your upper or your lower lash line. Keep the lines thin and skip shadow altogether. Gals on the runway may wear thick lines of bright liner, but this translates to clownishness in real life. Sticking to a strong color at the top or the bottom highlights your eyes, rather than overwhelms them.

Smoky

Sultry, smoky eyes are often done in shades of grey and black. Break out of the norm and use teal liner to create a jewel-toned smoky look. Brush your lids with an eye primer and add a neutral, matte shade in vanilla or soft pink all over your lid. Use a thick, smudgeable teal liner close to the lash line and blend. Layer on a complementary shade of shadow -- try lilac or silver -- over the line. For the boldest look, blend the shadow all the way to the crease and apply a sweep under your lower lashes. Highlight the brow bone and the inner corner of your eye with a light shade to create dimension.

Shimmery

For a pretty, soft evening look, use teal eyeliner with a shadow that has a bit of shimmer. Shadows that are overly metallic and glittery will compete with the liner -- but subtle shimmer will complement your look. Start with a thin to medium line on the upper lash line -- drawing from the outer corner and working inward with short strokes. Keep the color as close to the roots of your lashes as possible. Add mascara and you are ready to go!

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