April 25, 2012

5 of the Best Neutral Eye Liners

I am a complete and utter sucker for a neutral eyeliner. Whether it is flesh-toned, peach or white, I love how they can brighten the eye area and make my eyes appear wider. I was tidying up my make-up stash the other day when I realised just how many of these pale liners I have in my collection so, I thought I would pick my five favourites and do a "5 of the Best..." post on them for you!

Repping the white liners is MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating. I bought this during the big hype that was around it on YouTube about three years ago and have used it to death; it's verging on stubby-status by now! I use this both on the waterline (apply before mascara otherwise the bottom lashes can look grey!) and on the inner corner, often as a base for a bright white eyeshadow.

Initially they creeped me out but, I'm now a big fan of flesh-toned liners. TiffanyD on YouTube used to wax lyrical about Stila Kajal Eye Liner in Topaz and, when I saw it massively reduced in TK Maxx one day, I snapped it up thinking it was worth a shot. I absolutely love the warm tan shade and the creamy formula and use this on my waterline.

I couldn't believe my luck when I snapped up the coveted and sold-out-everywhere MAC Eye Kohl in I Get No Kick. It belongs to the same shade family as the Stila liner but, is slightly paler and is quite metallic. This is honestly one of the most beautiful liner shades and it's easy to see why it was so hard to get.

L-R: MAC I Get No Kick, Eyeko Powder Pink, Stila Topaz, Avon Golden Fawn, MAC Fascinating

The Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner in Powder Pink came in the January 2012 Glossybox and, initially, I was baffled as to what I could want a pink eyeliner for. However, it is a very pale pink, almost verging on white and I use it in the same manner as MAC's Fascinating for an eye brightening lift.

Finally, a slightly darker neutral in Avon SuperSHOCK Eyeliner in Golden Fawn. This came out with the brand's Smoke and Mirrors collection and it blew me away with how unique it is. It's a slightly pewter-y beige that looks great smudged into the lashline as well as to add a kick to the waterline.

T-B: MAC I Get No Kick, Eyeko Powder Pink, Stila Topaz, Avon Golden Fawn, MAC Fascinating

There you have my five favourite neutral liners! If you love any you think I should try, let me know in the comments!


  1. I've never really worn neutral eye liners, I think I'm too attached to my black liners although I do sometimes verve over to some blues, purples. I remember years ago I was given a white one I think by Rimmel but I just couldn't get along with it! Great post :) xo

  2. those look wonderful! surprised to realize i havent really worn neutral eyeliners yet~!

  3. I just have the stila one. Tbh though I only use it when I'm sick/tire/hungover and I have some seriously red eyes to conceal!

  4. I got a great one from Une, called skin glow pencil. I put it on the waterline, inner corner, and under my brows! Also sometimes down my nose and on my cupid's bow. I'd be lost without it. I'd love to try the Eyeko one too, looks a bit similar to Benefit Eye Bright perhaps?

  5. the stila one looks like one I would use regularly

  6. I use UD's Midnight Cowboy Rides Again for waterline/inner corner myself - it was part of the 15th anniversary eyeliner collection so I don't know if you can buy it separately. Same lovely formula as the rest of the 24/7 liners, love it! From looking at your swatches, it would be pretty similar to I Get No Kick.


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