Candy Cane Eyeliner is the Sweetest Makeup Trend You Need to Try

A Christmas-y treat for the eyes

Looking for a new way to express your insane holiday cheer this season? Then you’ve gotta try the latest makeup trend on Instagram that is lighting up beauty bloggers like Christmas trees: candy cane eyeliner.

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Basically you’re swapping out black eyeliner for red and white eyeliner and then creating eye wings that look a lot like the seasonal peppermint candy.

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There are a number of YouTube tutorials, not to mention a ton of Instagram posts, to help you find some Santa-like inspiration. You can either draw literal candy canes or go mod and try out some cool red-and-white stripes.


And yes! Red liquid eyeliner does, indeed, exist. You can try NYX Cosmetics Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Fire for only $7. Pair that with Urban Decay’s Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in white ($27) and you’re all set to create a seasonally cheerful look. Another tip? You can outline in a black eyeliner, if you prefer, or even add a little green into the mix for some heavy duty Christmas vibes. (Just don’t be surprised if you’re mistaken for being one of Santa’s little helpers.)


So get your Mrs. Claus on and try out this awesome new trend for your upcoming Christmas party. It’s got all the sweetness without the calories!