FOTD: Gradient Liner inspired by MM

I thought this was easy enough to do. That’s what I thought anyway…when I saw MM from Makeup Morsels do hers. She did a gold / khaki green ombré liner but I wanted to do something even more subtle. Mine is a combination of 2 different greens and a grey. I could easily change it by patting different eye shadows on top, but I thought this was subtle and complemented my Butter London Dosh nails.



I used all pencil liners because I didn’t have any coloured liquid liners. I only have a black one. What I do is to apply the grey at the outer third, and the shimmery golden khaki on my inner third lash line. Then, with the medium blending colour, I applied it at the centre of my lash line. The colours used are…




…Urban Decay Stash (inner corner), Forever Green by MAC (centre) and MAC Grey Utility (outer corner). For the rest of my face, I used Chanel Ultra Rose on my cheeks and Dior Addict Extreme Spring Ball on my lips.





Easy enough to do? There are so many variations you can try. I opted for something simple and subtle for work and I thought green and grey actually complemented the pinks on my face too. Happy Friday!


xoxo Lily



  • I love this! The colors you chose are so pretty, and while it’s subtle you can definitely still see the ombre effect. Easy, right? 😛

    • Much easier than I thought. Thanks to you, genius!

  • Very cool, Lily, and props to MM for the idea! This seems like a great way to bust out some of my brighter liners 🙂

    • Thanks Monika. MM is a genius, isn’t she?

    • Liz

      Seconded! You guys are all brilliant. No wonder I follow you. 😀 😀 😀

      • It’s great you recognize talents. No wonder I love you too. Hahahaha!

  • This is gorgeous, Lily–I LOVE it! Definitely will be trying this one out. When your eyes are open, it’s very subtle but then you close them and it’s like BAM–SURPRISE!!! 😛 haha also love the colors you chose (I am very partial to green liner!)

    Oh and I know I’ve said this before but DAMN you have some gorgeous brows, Lily! What product do you use to fill them in??

    • Thanks Becca. I usually use my Shu H9 pencil to fill in my brows. I’m trying to grow it thicker though. Takes forever!

  • Josephine

    I like this look. You look fresh, young and pretty.

    • Thanks Josephine. You should give it a try yourself 🙂

  • Liyana

    Looking gorgeous..Thanx for the tips! Definitely would try it.

    • Glad you like it! Let me know how it works for you.

  • gin

    Eeeee!!! This is nice!! Nevet thought I can di it likr this!! Soo gonna try this out!
    By the way, the green is so pretty♥

    • Thanks gin. Let me know what colour combination you choose, k?

      • gin

        i used green and bright baby blue!! but it was a bit dramatic… should try a more mellow colour combi

        • The great thing about this is, no matter how bright your liner is, it still is subtle. It’s just a small line after all 🙂

  • sataa

    OOH I love it, it looks so soft and pretty thank you so much for sharing I will try this too

    • This is such an easy way to wear some colour. Glad you like it too!

  • Claire

    I really like the idea of ombre liner! looks good Lily 🙂 I think this way you can work with many colours but still do something more subtle than loud. <3

    • Thanks Claire! You’re right. Any loud colour can be toned down for this look. Furthermore, how bright can just a liner be? Different with eyeshadows 🙂

  • Nida Moughal

    Very nice I must say =)

    • Thank you Nida 🙂 Hope you’ll give it a try!

  • Stash has always been one of my favorite eyeliners! Spring Ball Extreme looks so much pinker on you! On me it’s more coral, but I think that’s my skin tone pulling all the orange out again 🙂

    • I know! My skin tone seems to make lipsticks look more pink. Why is that?

  • That’s so funny, I also did a gradated eyeliner look! Your is so wonderfully subtle though, I love that grey!

    • Ooh yay! What colours did you use? I thought the grey would pull the green and pink together. I thought about using brown instead but that would be too boring. Lol!

  • I wanted to try this, too, but I feel like I want it BRIGHT so I need some more liquid liners 🙁

    • I don’t have any bright liners >_< I was looking for it myself because I wanted to do a bright vs subtle! Heh! I'll wait for your post k? Go get some bright liquid liners 🙂

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    LOVE! Love the colour combo you chose! I need to try this!

    • You should! Then write about it. I’d love to see how you do it too 🙂

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Superpretty! I love both the eyeliner and the nails!

    • Thank you, my dear. This look is super easy too 🙂

  • I love the gradient liner. Definitely something I should try, thanks for the inspo 🙂

    • When you try it, Taylor, remember to blog about it! I’d like to see how you wear it too 🙂