By Lauren Valenti published
For most women, an eyeliner that isn't black or brown falls into the category of "beauty risk." But in the name of experimenting guilt-free, we've rounded up the most gorgeous, colorful eyeliners you can snap up on a drugstore budget—because really, they're too fun to play with not to at least give them a try.
1. L'Oréal Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Intrepid Teal
This range comes in a slew of rich jewel tones, but our favorite is this aquatic teal. Try it alone or blended with a shimmery gold.
L'Oréal Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Intrepid Teal, $9.99; amazon.com.
2. Nyx Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Vivid Fire
Bright red is not for the faint of heart, but if you want to channel badass babes like Cara Delevinge, Solange, and Kristen Stewart, sweep this fiery liquid shade above the upper lashline💉.
Nyx Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Vivid Fire, $6.99; amazon.com.
3. Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Eye Pencil in Polished Amethyst
Eggplant purple is universally flattering—especially if you fall into the brown, green, or hazel eye color range—and you can elevate your look in seconds by tightlining with this silky formula.
Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Eye Pencil in Polished Amethyst, $7.99; amazon.com.
4. Covergirl Perfect Blend Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue
No shade of blue reads high-impact like cobalt—and it was a major trend for the fall 2017 season.
Covergirl Perfect Blend Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue, $7.48; amazon.com.
5. Nyx Gel Eyeliner and Smudger in Annie
Smooth gel formulas are incredibly versatile—as is this deep purple shade. Create moody cat eye wings with a tapered eye brush or smudge it on the lids with your dexterous index finger.
Nyx Gel Eyeliner and Smudger in Annie (Deep Purple), $8.99; amazon.com.
6. 2B Colours Kajal Kohl Crayon Eyeliner in Duck Egg Blue
This bright blue-green yields an unexpected dash of pastel. Smoke it out from the inner corners of the eyes and beneath the waterlines for a soft yet striking look.
2B Colours Kajal Kohl Crayon Eyeliner in Duck Egg Blue, $5.99; ulta.com.
7. No7 Perfect Shade and Define Crayon
If you want to ease your way into color, this soft petal pink is the way to go—especially for spring. It also doubles as a shadow.
No7 Perfect Shade and Define Crayon, $9.99; target.com.
8. Sheamoisture Ultra Smooth Long Wear Eye Pencil in Navy
If you're a black liner devotee, transitioning to navy, with its subtle hint of blue, should be a cinch.
Sheamoisture Ultra Smooth Long Wear Eye Pencil in Navy, $8.99; ulta.com.
9. Ulta Automatic Eyeliner in Raisin
Burgundy is equal parts moody and beautiful. Plus, it's as wearable during the day as it is at night. Add nuance to a cat eye or use it tandem with black or brown liner.
Ulta Automatic Eyeliner in Raisin, $8; ulta.com.
10. Revlon PhotoReady Kajal Eye Pencil in Matte Marine
There's something cool and retro about frosty blue eyes. Smudge on this Caribbean-inspired shade to make your peepers pop in mod fashion.
Revlon PhotoReady Kajal Eye Pencil in Matte Marine, $9.99; ulta.com.
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