Eye Makeup with no Eyeliner

Eyemakeup with no Eyeliner

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Eyeliner is a huge trend, but it’s also the trickiest to apply when it comes to eye makeup. It’s also one part of makeup that makes your eyes stand out. Eyeliner gives your eyes shape and form, makes your eyes look bigger and brighter. Therefore, making it a crucial part of the eye makeup. 

However, there are instances where you may have to do your eye makeup without eyeliner. An allergic reaction from the ingredients in your eyeliner and lack of skill to do your eyeliner may be some reasons you stay away from it. Eyeliner requires precession to do; if you mess a little, that could mean disaster to your entire makeup look. 

The good news is that it is possible to have great eye makeup without eyeliner. Below are some of the things you can do to make your eyes pop without eyeliner.

Wear Eyeshadow

Having no eyeliner doesn’t mean you cannot have popping eyes. Eye shadow can come in handy when you want to contour and highlight your eyes. Use a neutral shade eyeshadow for this to give you a more natural look. The look is ideal if you’re going for a minimal makeup look. It will leave you looking fresh and innocent but gorgeous. 

You also can do a smokey eye without eyeliner. Use a dark grey or black eyeshadow close to your lash line and blend towards your crease. Eyeshadow makes a smokey eye look softer and not overdone. Blending your eyeshadow is crucial because it will be the star of your eye look, any wrong move, you will mess. Eyeshadow will leave you wondering if you need eyeliner in your makeup routine ever.

False Eyelashes and Extension Eyelashes

False lashes will instantly add drama and personality to your eyes. They enhance, give shape, and make your eyes look bigger. They are a great way of having a great look without wearing eyeliner. The great thing with falsies is that you will experiment with different lengths and volumes to find the perfect ones for you. 

When applying your false eyelashes, ensure that you do them as close to the lash line as possible. If you do them further away, you will not be able to pull off a flawless and tidy look. 

Alternatively, you can get extension eyelashes if you are nervous about applying false lashes daily. You get them done by a professional, and all you have to do is comb them. Eyelash extensions can last you up to a month, depending on how well you maintain them.

Perfect your Eyebrows

Another way of having perfect eye makeup without eyeliner is by ensuring that your eyebrows are perfect. Eyebrows are exceptionally delicate, and it takes a few trials to get them right. To get perfect eyebrows, make sure you go to a professional for waxing or threading. Look for someone who will shape them according to the shape of your face and eyes. 

A mistake with the shape of your eyebrows can have your whole face looking surprised. Do hair-like strokes to mimic brow hairs to have a more natural look. You can also use powder if you want to have wide shaped eyebrows. It is essential to stay away from black eye pencils because it doesn’t give a natural look, instead go for brown. Comb your brows in an upward motion to open up your eyes.

Apply Mascara

Mascara is one of the most useful beauty products ever. It will make your lashes appear longer, darker, and give them volume. Brush your eyelashes upwardly as you apply mascara. Doing this opens up your eyes and makes you look awake and your eyes brighter. You can use black or brown for a laid-back, everyday look. But you can add drama by using colourful mascara. Your mascara colour shade is dependent on the look you are going for and the event you are attending.

Use Concealer

To have flawless eyes without eyeliner, ensure that you cover all imperfections with a concealer. The last thing you want is to have a messy and incomplete look. Concealers will give your eyes a clear and crisp finish. Applying it will be enough, and you won’t need to do anything further to look great without eyeliner. Apply concealer when you do not want to go all out with your makeup. You can go anywhere with this look and not feel out of place.


You can mimic the appearance of eyeliner without using it. Apply dark eyeshadow with a brush to your upper waterline. Doing this will define your eye, filling any gaps on your eyelashes, making them look fuller. If you are trying to avoid eyeliner because of an allergic reaction, you can wet your eyeshadow and use it in place of eyeliner. Use eyeshadow shades ideal for whichever event you are attending. Stay away from bold colors if you’re going to the office or official meeting. 


Highlighter is a game-changer when it comes to makeup and making your eyes pop. Apply a little highlighter to the corner of your inner eye, and your eyes will look brighter. What eyeliner does is open up eyes. In this case, you use a highlighter to do that. Use a metallic highlighter for this look. You can rock this look if you intend to go on a date or evening out. It might be ideal for wearing to the office and non-causal events.

Doing the above to your eye will have them popping, and people will not even notice that you do not have eyeliner on. Now, here are some of the different looks you can rock without eyeliner.

Eye Makeup with no Eyeliner for Different Eye Shapes

Monolid With no Eyeliner

If you have little space on your lid, worry not because you can rock your eye makeup without eyeliner. Apply eyeshadow with a brown undertone for a warm undertone and for a cool undertone use eyeshadow with a pink undertone. Get a glow by adding a shimmer, don’t overdo it. Complete your look by applying a highlighter to the inner eye corner. For warm skin tones, use gold undertones and pink undertones if you have a cool skin tone. You can use either gold or pink undertones for neutral skin tones and see which look best on you.

Round Eyes With no Eyeliner

To get the perfect look for your round eye:

  1. Line grey eyeshadow with an angled brush lightly along the top and bottom lash line.
  2. Use a fluffier brush to brush a lighter grey shadow and blend it towards your crease.
  3. Apply black mascara and nude lipstick to complete your look.

    And is a perfect look for you without eyeliner.

Eye Makeup with no Eyeliner for Other Situations

No Eyeliner for Mature Eyes

You don’t have to have eyeliner to look younger and vibrant. To get that youthful look, you can use eye masks overnight to brighten and reduce puffiness. The eye masks will also improve fine lines around your eyes. Apply an almost clear but shimmery eyeshadow and brown mascara. For your lips, go bold. A deep red lipstick will do great justice to your eyes. As an older woman, you want to look mature without being old or a teen. Carry your years with pride.

Sparse Eyelashes With no Eyeliner

Sparse eyelashes are when your eyelashes are thinning. Having sparse eyelashes can be a pain because eyes are noticeable. They can even lower your self-esteem because you feel like everyone around you notices them. 

To avoid this, apply beige eyeshadow as a base of the whole eyelid. Then on your crease, apply a dark bronze shade. You also want to apply the bronze shade to the under the outer eye. Use a shimmery gold eyeshadow on your inner lid, and then add mascara. Getting this look will minimize attention to the eyelashes and highlight your shimmery and beautiful eyeshadow. Adding mascara will also give you eyelash form and make them look lengthier and healthier.


To sum up, eye makeup can look stunning without eyeliner. Play around with other eye makeup to cover up for the lack of eyeliner. Do it right, and no one will even notice you don’t have eyeliner. The vital point to note is that you have to make sure there is balance. All the elements you adopt for your eye makeup should marry and work together to accentuate your eyes. So now, you have different ways of doing eye makeup without eyeliner. Whether you’re afraid of your shaky hands when doing eyeliner or react badly to ingredients, there are other ways of letting your eye speak for you.

Now go and try any of the methods above and enjoy eyeliner free eye makeup.


As the head artist of Farishta Beauty I was inspired by many young individuals who were just like me passionate about makeup.
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