Different Eyeliner Styles for Every Occasion

Craving a new eyeliner look? Discover inspiration and step-by-step tutorials in my guide to different eyeliner styles for every occasion.

Darlings, with so many different eyeliner styles to discover, it can be difficult to know where to start. Fortunately, I’ve handpicked my favourite eyeliner looks for every occasion to give you MESMERISING eyes in minutes! Whether you love a classic, creative or cool eyeliner look, there's an eyeliner style for everyone, everywhere!

But first things first, before you apply your eyeliner, always make sure to apply your makeup in the correct order for the best beauty results! Generally, eyeliner is one of the last beauty tools to apply, right before you apply your mascara, lip liner, lipstick, lip gloss, blush and setting spray!

Ready to get creative and discover my favourite eyeliner designs for every occasion? Read on to discover four AMAZING eyeliner styles you’ll adore!

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4 Different Eyeliner Styles to Try

  1. Model wearing a winged eyeliner look using The Classic eyeliner in Classic Black

    Barely There Natural Eyeliner Look

    Eyeliner doesn’t always have to be bold, darling! This QUICK and EASY eyeliner technique is a great eyeliner for beginners look, leaving you looking EFFORTLESSLY BEAUTIFUL in just a few seconds! It’s the perfect go-to for understated glam and low-key daytime looks!

    MAGIC STEP 1: Wake up your eyes! Pick up my Super Nudes Duo Liner and apply the nude shade along your waterline for brighter-looking, wide-awake eyes!

    MAGIC STEP 2: Add definition! Next, apply the black-brown shade along your top lash line to create a subtle dose of definition, reapplying until you achieve your desired finish.

    MAGIC STEP 3: Enhance the look! Follow with lashings and lashings of my Full Fat Lashes mascara for buildable volume and natural enhancement!

  2. Model wearing Charlotte's famous The Feline Flick liquid eyeliner in jet-black shade, Panther

    Classic Winged Eyeliner

    When it comes to makeup, there’s nothing SEXIER than winged eyeliner! This high-impact beauty look is SULTRY and SIMPLE to create, making it perfect for dates and occasions when you want to look IRRESISTIBLE!

    MAGIC STEP 1: Light up your eyes! After priming, give your lids the perfect base with a few swipes of my Eyes to Mesmerise cream eyeshadow in your chosen eye-enhancing hue like the dreamy nude-pink Pillow Talk or dazzling duochrome Sunlit Glow.

    MAGIC STEP 2: Open your eyes! Next, take my award-winning The Feline Flick waterproof liquid eyeliner in Panther and starting from the inner corner of your eye, draw a very fine line along your lash line until you reach two-thirds of the way across the lid. Then, sweep the pen slightly up and out to carefully thicken the line.

    MAGIC STEP 3: Map your eyes! Looking in the mirror, draw a dot where your flick should end. This can be as close to or as far away from your eye as you desire!

    MAGIC STEP 4: Connect the dots! Once you’ve mapped your dots, compare the symmetry to make sure they perfectly match up on each eye. When they do, connect the end of your liner to the dot with a simple ‘flick’ of Feline Flick!

    MAGIC STEP 5: Dial up the drama! Complement your gorgeous eyeliner look with lashings of Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara in Super Black.

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  3. Model wearing a colourful cool eyeliner look using Eye Colour Magic Liner Duo in Mesmerising Maroon

    Colourful + Cool Eyeliner

    Looking to stand out from the crowd? Darlings, this BOLD and VIBRANT cool eyeliner style is one of my favourite eyeliner looks and will ensure all eyes are on YOU! Plus, it’s easy to create and you can easily dial up the intensity until your desired look is achieved!

    MAGIC STEP 1: Define your lash line! Pick up my Rock ‘N’ Kohl eyeliner pencil in a bold shade like Midnight Blue or Velvet Violet and draw along your lash line, starting from the inner corner of your upper eyelid. Don’t forget to keep your eyeliner pencil sharp for the best beauty results!

    MAGIC STEP 2: Create the illusion! Next, draw a thin line across your eyelid outwards until you reach two-thirds towards the outer corner. Then, lift and extend the line outwards and upwards. For extra intensity, apply your colourful eyeliner to your bottom lash line, softly sketching out a precise line below your waterline.

    MAGIC STEP 3: Lift and lengthen! Complement your bold eyeliner look with lashings of my Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara in Super Black or berry-brown Dream Pop for instant volume and a 24-hour vertical lift effect!

    Tilbury Tip: For an alternative take on this colourful and cool eyeliner look, try applying your colourful eyeliner liner to the bottom lashes only, emphasising the inner and outer corners and extending the line past the edge of your eyes for desirable drama!

  4. Model wearing a cool eyeliner look using Pillow Talk berry-brown eyeliner

    Soft, Smokey Eyeliner

    Soft and smokey eyeliner is a great way to dial up the drama on any occasion, taking you from desk, to date, to disco with minimum effort and maximum impact! This chic, cool-girl eye look is also easy to create and with the right application, it can last all day!

    MAGIC TIP 1: Draw and define! Using The Classic eyeliner pencil in Black, draw a line along your upper lash line as close to your lashes as possible.

    MAGIC TIP 2: Wing it out! Next, take my Pillow Talk Eyeliner and create a soft winged eyeliner by flicking your pencil up and out using my iconic feline flick technique.

    MAGIC TIP 3: Smudge it out! After creating your winged look, take my Eye Smudger Brush and gently blend the liner to diffuse and smudge the edges for a soft and smokey effect! Finish off with lashings of my lengthening and lifting Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! mascara in Super Black and say hello to sexy, smokey eyes!

    Tilbury Tip: Dial up your smokey eyeliner look by applying some of my ICONIC eyeshadow before your eyeliner. My Luxury Palette in The Rock Chick looks AMAZING with a smokey eye!

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.