Step one is always Prime and Prep your lids. I use Glory Box's TKO primer and skipped the primer for the moment. On to step two.
For my gradient eyeliners, I like to prime and then add a little bit of neutral shadow so that you minimize creasing
|As you see, it doesn't add much color, but it helps creasing.|
|It's not a perfectly straight line, but it works.|
I try to go in perfect rainbow order, ROYGBIV or Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet. I'm using only Sugarpill for this look. I busted out my Burning Heart and Sweet Heart palettes for this. I love my Sugarpill.
|Love+ goes down first|
|I blended the shades together as I go, as opposed to waiting as I usually do.|
After I get Love+ and Flamepoint down, I moved on to Buttercupcake. Buttercupcake is a great yellow, though on it's own it starts to look a little mustardish.
|Buttercupcake and Flamepoint took some work to blend like I wanted.|
After Buttercupcake, I used Midori. It's a wonderful, slightly shimmery green that I don't use nearly enough. I'll admit, any time I open my Sweetheart palette, the only shade I see is Dollypop (a bright, bright pink)
|Buttercupcake and Midori took a little work to blend right, too.|
After Midori come Afterparty. Afterparty is a slightly shimmery blue. I rarely wear blue and could count on one hand the number of times I've used this shade.
|Midori and Afterparty blended pretty well with little work.|
Next comes Poison Plum. It's the one Sugarpill shade that I usually have to put a little more effort into to get a decent color payoff. After adding a few layers of Poison Plum, I had to wipe off a little extra base because I didn't extend my liner out far enough.
|Afterparty and Poison Plum also blended pretty easily.|
Once all that is done, I added some black eyeliner along the base of my lashes and along the bottom edge of the colored liner. I feel it really helps to make the rainbow gradient pop. I also added some mascara, of course.
I think gradient eyeliner sounds/looks intimidating, but it's actually fairly simple and easy. I generally have a harder time figuring out what shades to use than I do actually doing this look. As long as you have a few minutes longer than usual to do your makeup, you should try a gradient liner. It's a lot of fun and adds a lot of "pop" to your look! I really hope this was helpful. :) <3