4 DIY Eyeliner Looks That Will Make Those Eyes Pop!

[UPDATE: This story was originally published on April 24.]
If you've ever attempted a smoldering eyeliner look only to end up with raccoon eyes, we feel your pain. And, after a string of messy results (and bathroom counters), we won't blame you for falling into a safe beauty routine.
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But, let's face it: Your peepers deserve to shine with some eye-popping seduction every now and again! So if you're game, here are four new eyeliner DIYs that are virtually foolproof (no Q-tips required). Whether you're looking for a pop of spring color or some vamp to complete that come-hither stare, consider yourself prepped and set. Follow this step-by-step guide after the jump — this beauty guide is for your eyes, only!
Photographed by Aeschleah DeMartino
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Look One: Be A Square
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Step 1: Line the upper lashes with a thin black liquid liner, winging out slightly if desired. We used Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper.
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Step 2: Using a liquid liner in a bold hue, draw a small rectangle in the center of the lower lash line. We used Sephora + Pantone Universe Emerald Mini Liquid Eyeliner.
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Step 3: Coat top and bottom lashes with mascara. We used Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara.
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Being a square never looked so good!
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Look 2: Color All Around
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Step 1: Choosing a bright liner in a tone similar to your natural eye color, generously line the top and bottom lash lines, including the lower water line. We used MAC Powerpoint Eyeliner in Navy Stain.
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Step 2: Coat bottom and top lashes with mascara.
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This color-saturated look is sure to have all eyes on you.
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Look 3: The Arrow
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Step 1: Draw a small V on the inner corner of each eye using a colorful, shimmery liner like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Covet.
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Step 2: Coat top and bottom lashes with mascara.
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This no-smudge liner makes a statement while staying put all night. You won't believe your eyes!
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Look 4: Thick Eyeliner
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Step 1: Draw in the entire eyelid from lash line to crease using a black pencil liner such as Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Liner in Black.
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Step 2: Extend the liner on the lower lash line and water line, then smear the lash line for a smoky look.
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Step 3: Using an angle brush, draw a straight line from the top of the crease, straight out to the edge of the eye. We used MAC Paint Pot in Blackground.
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Step 4: Connect the liner to the outer edge of the eye at a 45-degree angle.
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Step 5: Fill the triangle in with black eyeliner.
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Optional: To create the eyeliner "hook," use an angled brush to draw a fine line that runs parallel to the curve of the eye.
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Step 6: Coat lashes with mascara.
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Watch out, Catwoman, you've got serious competition!
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