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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.