How To: Rock Blue Eyeliner Like Rihanna

When it comes to eyeliner, blue is definitely Rihanna‘s signature color. Not only does the color go great with her caramel skin tone, it makes her hazel eyes look extra bright!

Rihanna with navy eyeliner and hot pink lips at the 2008 Nickelodeons Kids Choice Awards then again with a glittery, electric blue at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fashion’s Night Out.

How To Rock Blue Eyeliner Like Rihanna

* Wing it. Rihanna always keeps the line thicker and winged out past her outer corner for a cat-eye effect. To learn how to do the cat eye, read my tutorial.

* Keep the rest of your eye makeup simple. Whenever Rihanna wears her signature blue eyeliner, she always pairs it with just a bit of brown eyeshadow worn past the crease for depth.

* Anything goes when it comes to the lips. Be it hot pink, tomato red or plain nude as shown below, Rihanna wears her blue liner with any lip color!

My Picks
* MAC Fluidline in Waveline. Rihanna is said to be a fan of MAC’s Fluidline.

* Lancome Ink Artliner in Indigo Charm . This is my latest must-have blue liner. It is a royal blue color and it goes on super creamy and lasts all day. Click here for a EOTD of me wearing it.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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