Article was written by BFR's founder Leslie Munsell

If you haven’t gotten on board with the silver eyeliner trend then it's time to give it a try. If you have, you know it looks brilliant on literally everyone, lightening and brightening your eyes. There are a million ways to wear it- here are some of my favorite silver eyeliner looks.

1. Simple Winged Eyeliner

This can easily be done with a gel eyeliner pencil. Draw a smooth, clean line from inner to the outer corner, thinner on the inside of the eye and wider as you get to the outer corner, then flicking the wing up on the outer corner to lift your eye. Try Beauty For Real I-Line 24/7 Eyeliner in Totally Titanium.

2. On the top and bottom lid

Just when you’d think wearing silver on both the top and bottom of your eyes would be too much, (heaven forbid!) never fear! Try it on your top lid above the crease with a crisp line and then smudge a softer gel line under your eye. Keep the rest of your eye makeup simple- just lots of mascara to keep the focus on the silver. For water-resistant mascara, try Beauty For Real Hi-Def Mascara.

3. Inner Corner Brightener

Try applying your regular wing liner and at the inner corner of your eye to add extra brightness just where it's needed. Apply it with gusto for impact. Pairs beautifully with hydrated skin and Beauty For Real's Skin Revival Vital Nutrients Serum delivers gorgeous skin daily. Make the rest of your makeup minimal to keep the attention on your eyes.

4. Black and Silver Eyeliner

For a little extra drama, smudge a black gel liner on the upper lid from lash line up just beyond the crease of your eye. Then smudge a silver liner under your eye. Finish it with a shiny nude lip like Beauty For Real's Starlust Lip Gloss + Shine.

5. Smokey Eye

Smudge some silver eyeliner into your traditional smoky eye to lend it some extra glam. It’s great to smudge silver eyeliner around your eyes, then layer some shadow over the top to increase the blended, smoky look. For added intensity, apply a black pencil liner to your waterline. Use cruelty free Beauty For Real I-Line 24/7 Eyeliner in Black Magic.

6. Bold and Graphic

For a cool, modern rock and roll look, ditch the black and go silver! Apply liner all around your eye with an extended cat eye keeping the edges less than perfect. Pair with a matte nude lip, try Beauty For Real Be Seen Matte Liquid Lipstick in Exposure. 

7. Layered with Eye Shadow

Apply a warm topaz or bronze eye shadow blended onto the upper lid from lash line to crease of your eyes and then silver eyeliner under your eyes for a modern take on neutral that will bring your eyes to life. Try Beauty For Real Shadow Stx 24/7 Eye Shadow in Midnight Marathon for crease proof long wear.

8. In the Crease

When you’re feeling creative and a bit adventurous, apply shimmery silver eyeliner above the crease of your eyes and add a clean, crisp liquid liner at the upper lash line. Try Beauty For Real Finish Line Liquid Liner. This will look great with a creamy, classic red lip. Make a statement in Beauty For Real Lip Cream + Color in Really Red.

9. Mix it up

To brighten up the inner corner, diffuse a silvery color on the top, into the corner and under the eye. Use a soft burgundy liner and/or shadow blended from the midpoint of the eye out for depth and definition. To bring even more focus to the outer half of the eye, apply mascara more intensely on outer half. For maximum volume and definition, try Beauty For Real Hi-Def Mascara.

10. Mixed Metal

If you’re loving metallic, go all the way and use gold and silver eyeliners together on the inside of your eye along with black or gunmetal on the outside and under eye to create shine and intensity. Make sure your metallic liners are soft and creamy to blend together seamlessly over your entire lid. Try Beauty For Real I-Line 24/7 in 24 Karat (gold) and Night Fever (black metallic) for waterproof, long wear eyeliners.

I hope these looks give you some ideas and inspiration to get your silver on- Now go out and have some fun!

June 19, 2023 — leslie munsell

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