Helix Eyeliner: What It Is, What It Looks Like & How To Do It

Helix Eyeliner: What It Is, What It Looks Like & How To Do It

In one of my previous posts, I talked about how floral eye art is a great representation of how makeup and art coincide to create something both beautiful and expressive. 

That idea of meshing art and makeup is also found in this fall’s funkiest eyeliner trend—helix liner! 

This trend started gathering more attention when @glowawaymeg began posting creations featuring what is now dubbed “helix liner.”  If you’re looking for an excuse to actually buy colored eyeliner, here it is!  It’s a super cute way to play with different hues and to add a little flair to your look (as Chelsea Afia proved in her beauty assignment).

But let’s not let my words speak for me. See for yourself!


This take on helix liner in this look is dreamy and sophisticated, with the subtle gradient reminiscent of aurora borealis.  While you’re at it, check out the rest of her feed—she’s got all sorts of creative eyeliner looks!


Bold and striking, this powerful look takes helix liner to a whole new level by transforming it into a swirling fireball. Super striking and intense, right? 


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Opting for a 3D helix liner and using rhinestones to create the swirl is a genius move. This is something I could definitely see someone sporting on their wedding day! The sparkle of the gems literally adds new dimension to this trend.

How exactly do you create the "helix liner" look for yourself? Here’s what you need to do.

Step One: Draw a super long wing when you’re doing your cat eye. This is so you can add more swirls around the liner.

Step Two: Choose a colored liner to work with. The brighter or lighter, the better, as it will create a nice contrast between the dark liner and the light swirl.

Step Three: Next, draw parallel lines as many times as you see fit, but they look nicer if they’re more evenly spaced. Three lines usually end up being the most workable. 

Step Four: Make a semi-circle at the end of each line, with the end of the semi-circle stopping about halfway between each line.  This is how you make it look like it is one continuous line wrapping around the wing!

Step Five: At the end, add a little flick to finish off the helix liner look.

You could say that helix liner looks like makeup one might wear in the space age—and this trend’s sleek swirl illusion will definitely make you look out of this world!

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