There is a famous saying that goes like this: “When there are no words, let your eyes do the talking.” Now, all thanks to the pandemic, more than half of our face is covered with a face mask, making our eyes the only visible feature that can convey our emotions. That’s why it’s more important now than ever to make a lasting impression with our eyes, more precisely, eye makeup.

While we love our classic winged eyeliner, we’re looking to up our game this year. It’s time to get creative and opt for bolder, more dramatic graphic eyeliners in 2021. Ahead, five graphic eyeliner styles you can try this year.


01. Negative space cat eye

Negative space cat eye

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Emma Watson, Priyanka Chopra, Lily Collins, Doja Cat are just a few names of celebrities who owed the negative space cat-eye trend. This graphic eyeliner trend looks dramatic and fun and adds character to your entire look. You can keep it classy by using a good black eyeliner to draw the cat-eye. Or you can go a bit more dramatic like Doja Cat and throw in a vibrant colour to the mix.

BB Pick: Lakmé Eyeconic Liner Pen Fine Tip


02. Floating crease

Floating crease

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Don’t feel like putting in much effort but still want to look absolutely amazing? Give the floating crease eyeliner a try. This graphic liner trend is all about simply drawing an eyeliner style on your crease. You can draw a simple flick or go all out and make a winged eyeliner using shimmery eyeliner.

BB Pick: Lakmé Absolute Shine Line Liquid Eye Liner - Liquid Gold


03. Negative space wings

Negative space wings

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It’s time to take your beloved winged eyeliner to a whole new level with the negative space wings trend. All you’ve got to do is wing out your eyeliner well above your eyelids, and instead of joining the two ends as you do in negative space cat eyes, you let the unfinished stroke rest in the centre of your eyes - just like a wing. You can stick to the basics and use black or grey, or go all out try poppy colours like blue, purple or green — it’s up to you.

BB Pick: Lakmé Absolute Shine Line Eye Liner - Gray


04. Green graphic eyes

Green graphic eyes

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Are you bored of using black eyeliners? You’ll love this trend. Create separate lines around your eyes with a bright green or olive hued eyeliner, and dab a nice mascara to add volume to your lashes. This trend will add a playful vibe to your look.

BB Pick: Lakmé Absolute Shine Line Liquid Eye Liner - Sparkling Olive​⁠


05. Bronze glam

Bronze glam

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It is time to amp up your look with this colour filled, dramatic graphic eyeliner trend. The glossy, bronze colour draws focus straight to your eyes. You can wing and fill out the liner and apply generous layers of mascara and forego the kajal for this look. The warm colour makes it suitable for both ethnic and casual looks.

BB Pick: Lakmé Absolute Shine Line Liquid Eye Liner - Shimmer Bronze


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