How to Re-Create Simone Biles’ Sparkly Eyeliner

So you (likely) can't replicate USA Olympic gymnast Simone Biles’ double-tuck-spinning-barrel-flip (technical term), but you can try out the medal-worthy sparkly eyeliner looks she’s been sporting. From her all-American red, white, and blue, lined eyes at the women’s team all-around competition to her more subtle dash of bronze on the inner corners at the beam finals—we’re fans of them all. The good news is you don’t have to be an Olympian to pull it off! Follow these simple guidelines to nail the look every time.

1

Choose the right metal.

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While bright colors are fun for showing off your team spirit, a metallic keeps the sparkles sophisticated and age appropriate. Look to your jewelry to determine which metallic hue will work best on your skin tone. Silver pops on cool skin tones (blue undertones) while gold shines best on warmer skin tones (yellow undertones).

2

Use the best form(ula).

Shimmer can come in a lot of different forms (pencil, powder, loose, etc.), so be sure to choose the right one depending on the look you’re creating. When drawing it on as a liner, you’ll want to use a pencil or liquid formula with a pointed tip like Urban Decay Cosmetics Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner ($22, sephora.com) to precisely line just under your lower lashes. Try a powder formula like L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 Hour Eye Shadow ($7, amazon.com) when putting a dab on your inner corners.

3

Finish strong.

Keep the look clean and refined by containing the shimmer to remain close to the eye. Clean up any stray sparkles with a piece of tape and complete the look with some black liner on the waterline and a few swipes of mascara.