This Hunter Schafer-Approved Eyeliner Trick Makes Any Eye Color Pop

You could get lost in that kohl.

Hunter Schafer
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It's not necessarily surprising when Hunter Schafer wears an interesting makeup look. She got her start on Euphoria, which is basically Disneyland for intricate glam. But her makeup is always exciting. Although the actress's latest eye makeup was simple in the scheme of Hunter Schafer designs, it still caught onlookers' attention.

Just before the official start of New York Fashion Week, the Hunger Games actress explored SoHo before eventually stopping for a party held at H&M's newly reopened flagship store. For the event, Schafer chose a burnt orange bodycon gown and, most notably, a very heavy eyeliner that made her blue eyes pop.

Hunter Schafer stands in front of a display at the H&M store wearing thick eyeliner

Hunter Schafer poses at the H&M Party .

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Schafer's blue eyes were brushed with tonal orange shadow before a dark pencil made its way all around her top and bottom waterlines. Then, her eyeliner was blended outward every which way: under, above, and even from the inner corners of her eyes.

Despite the fact that the famous blonde typically wears a down and middle-parted hairstyle, this time, she chose a slicked back bun, with the majority of her hair captured into an elegant chignon.

Hunter Schafer wears minimal makeup at Paris Couture Week.

Hunter Schafer wore a similarly slicked-back hairstyle (but much less eyeliner) during Paris Fashion Week in January 2024.

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While Schafer's glam team for the evening hasn't been revealed, it's completely plausible she created the look herself. A visual arts high school graduate, the model has long known how to wield a makeup pencil like a paintbrush.

"When I’m thinking about doing an eye shadow look, I think about it in the context of an oil painting, which is all about doing a lot of thin layers of colors to create something more dimensional," she shared in a 2021 interview. "Or, it might be something super graphic, like a line drawing with an eyeliner or something. It all makes a lot of sense to me in my head that way and has made it that much more fun to approach artistically."

Sophia Vilensky
Freelance Writer

Sophia Vilensky is a Freelance Beauty Writer at Marie Claire with a beauty, wellness, and entertainment journalism portfolio that includes contributions to Byrdie, Bravo, Teen Vogue, and Us Weekly. Growing up in a family of beauticians—and through her own personal studies—she developed an in-depth understanding of aesthetics, cosmetic product formulation, and beauty treatment development and has also held roles as a senior copywriter, content strategist, and proofreader for top beauty and wellness brands. Even so, you'd be hard pressed to find her with her hair and makeup actually done. Sophia is based in Minneapolis and is a 2019 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she majored in English and minored in cinema studies. During her time at the university, she was the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Minnesota Daily, earning the 2019 Editor of the Year award for her work. She connected deeply with the Twin Cities arts scene, collaborating with leading beauty professionals, designers, and artists. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, her thesis—a close-reading of Vanderpump Rules—was featured on NPR. When not immersed in writing or testing new products, Sophia enjoys watching reality TV, reading, and exploring the newest woo-woo wellness trends. Keep up with her on Instagram @sophiavilensky.