The 10 Coolest Colorful Eyeliners You Can Buy at the Drugstore

Bold shades so wallet-friendly you can collect 'em all.

A collage of colorful eyeliners.
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For most women, an eyeliner that isn't black or brown (opens in new tab) 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

L'Oréal Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Intrepid Teal

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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. (opens in new tab)

2. Nyx Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Vivid Fire

Nyx Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Vivid Fire

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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. (opens in new tab)

3. Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Eye Pencil in Polished Amethyst

Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Eye Pencil in Polished Amethyst

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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 (opens in new tab) with this silky formula.

Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Eye Pencil in Polished Amethyst, $7.99; amazon.com (opens in new tab).

4. Covergirl Perfect Blend Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue

Covergirl Perfect Blend Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue

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No shade of blue reads high-impact like cobalt—and it was a major trend for the fall 2017 season (opens in new tab).

Covergirl Perfect Blend Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue, $7.48; amazon.com (opens in new tab).

5. Nyx Gel Eyeliner and Smudger in Annie

Nyx Gel Eyeliner and Smudger in Annie

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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 (opens in new tab).

6. 2B Colours Kajal Kohl Crayon Eyeliner in Duck Egg Blue

2B Colours Kajal Kohl Crayon Eyeliner in Duck Egg Blue

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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 (opens in new tab).

7. No7 Perfect Shade and Define Crayon

No7 Perfect Shade and Define Crayon

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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 (opens in new tab).

8. Sheamoisture Ultra Smooth Long Wear Eye Pencil in Navy

Sheamoisture Ultra Smooth Long Wear Eye Pencil in Navy

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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 (opens in new tab).

9. Ulta Automatic Eyeliner in Raisin

Ulta Automatic Eyeliner in Raisin

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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 (opens in new tab).

10. Revlon PhotoReady Kajal Eye Pencil in Matte Marine

Revlon PhotoReady Kajal Eye Pencil in Matte Marine

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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 (opens in new tab).

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.