Great Beauty: Bold Bottom Eyeliner

Beauty rules were made to be broken! Case in point: makeup artist have always told us to accentuate the top lid when applying eye makeup. But recently, a slew of independent-minded celebs have been rocking bold eyeliner or eyeshadow along the bottom lashline (it all started with Rihanna's crimson liner at the 2010 AMA's). Sexy, daring and unexpected, this eye-opening look is perfect for taking a walk on the wild side.
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 01, 2011

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At an Armani Exchange & ELLE event, Elise Neal glowed in metallic gold bottom liner.

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Kelly Rowland attended the BET Honors event in a colorful makeup look complete with blue eyeliner and glossy pink lips.

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Rocsi Diaz stepped out at the Silent House premiere in a glowing, pastel teal eyeliner on her upper and lower lids.

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Teedra Moses performed at the ESSENCE Music Festival in bright navy bottom liner.

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Tamia paid a visit to Good Day New York wearing a vibrant metallic gold streak of liner on her lower lids.

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NeNe Leakes sported a stripe of green eyeliner at the NBC Universal 2012 Summer TCA Tour.

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Zoe Saldana arrived at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards with a streak of purple color on her lower lids.

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Corinne Bailey Rae turned heads when she flaunted bright, blue undereye color with a vivid orange lip.

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A pop of metallic green liner on Selita Ebanks’ lower lids made her eyes pop when she arrived at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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LaLa Anthony accentuated her lower waterline with white liner, a trick used by makeup artists to make the whites of the eyes appear brighter.

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Eva Marcille brightened up her look with a day-glo teal eye pencil smudged along her bottom lashline. So hot.

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Nicki Minaj added an extra dose of drama to the trend by rocking glitter liner under her eyes.

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Meagan Good gets glamorous with a sultry swoop of gunmetal gray liquid liner.

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Kelis goes for the bold with a slash of cobalt blue eye pencil. It works because it reads edgy with her bright red hair and eyebrows!

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Rocsi Diaz stepped out at the Silent House premiere in a glowing, pastel teal eyeliner on her upper and lower lids.

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Kelly Rowland attended an event for her latest album “Here I Am” in a colorful makeup look complete with peach eyeshadow, blue liner and hot pink lips.

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Last year Rihanna kicked off the undereye trend with a dramatic slash of scarlet.

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At Derek Lam’s spring show, models stormed the catwalk in a wash of turquoise shadow under the eye.

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Kelly Rowland enhanced her eyes with a streak of bright aqua shadow.

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The shimmery pearl shadow beneath Keri Hilson’s eyes give her a luminous effect.

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Selita Ebanks applied denim blue pencil on the inner rims of her bottom lids – and we love the subtle flash of color it gives!

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At the Rosa Cha spring show, Chanel Iman hit the runway rocking air-brushed turquoise and red shadows along bottom lashlines.

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Beyonce enhances her bottom lid with a luminous streak of metallic gold eyeshadow.