Brighten Up Your Eyes with Nude Eyeliner

Brighten Up Your Eyes with Nude Eyeliner

Wearing nude eyeliner on the waterline is a great way way to open and brighten up tired eyes in lieu of a stark white pencil. In the photo above I am wearing Illamasqua Medium Pencil in Cane (pale matte canary yellow) which is perfect to achieve this look but unfortunately discontinued. Don’t fret though as I have the perfect substitutes for you.

NYX Wonder Pencil in Light

NYX Wonder Pencil ($4.50) in light is a great substitute to achieve this look. The matte nude beige pencil will illuminate your eyes when applied to the waterline, it also comes in medium and dark if you prefer a darker shade. Best of all this is a multipurpose pencil and can also be used as a spot concealer and a lip liner to make colors pop more.

rimmel scandal eyes nude

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner ($4.49) in Nude. Also a matte beige pencil, the waterproof formula has extreme pigmentation and supposedly doesn’t budge once dry making it perfect for the waterline.

Using Nude Eyeliner is a great way to brighten up your eyes during the Summer season while keeping makeup to a minimum, or anytime of year for that matter.

What are your thoughts on Nude Eyeliner?


When I’m not hunting down the latest and greatest beauty products, beating a face or lacing a do, you can find me roaming the streets of NYC in my stilettos looking for the next best restaurant. Or in the kitchen trying to outdo myself from the last time.


  1. 06.13.2013 / 10:06 pm

    Lovng the nude on you! I’m going to try it!!

    • Erica
      06.13.2013 / 10:10 pm

      Thx Yoyo let me know how you like it!

  2. Jillybean
    08.11.2013 / 11:39 pm

    First time commenter here! I tried this with an ELF eyeliner (coffee, I think?) and got GREAT results! Combined with the winged eyeliner, it really made my eyes pop. Love the blog!

    • Erica
      08.12.2013 / 11:48 am

      Thank you so much and thanks for taking the time out to comment 🙂

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