Forget winged eyeliner, it's all about springed eyeliner now.

By Claudia Fisher
April 25, 2018
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You know what they say: April showers bring May flowered eyeliner.

That might not be exactly what they say (who is "they" anyway?), but floral eyeliner is spreading Spring fever all over social media as we gear up for a flowery, post-showery May.

The makeup look is a seasonal update to the winged eyeliner style we have all come to embrace despite our spotty success doing it evenly, and it's the perfect beauty inspiration we need to get us through gray, rainy days. If you're all about switching things up as the seasons change, then you'll definitely feel inspired to try out some floral accenting of your own. 

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There are a few ways to get the look, but the easiest is if you create a winged base with black liquid eyeliner and let it dry. For the center of the flower, use a colored liquid eyeliner to create dots after wiping off the excess product from the brush. Choose your petal colors and, after again wiping off the excess liquid from the eyeliner brush, draw lines or dots around each of your flower centers. If your petals overtake your centers, you can always go back and re-dot when the petals dry. At the end of this step, choose a green eyeliner and fill in some lines for the leaves.

If you're looking for a place to start NYX's liquid eyeliner comes in nine bright colors ($6.99; Target), and the brand's bright mascara is available in mint julep, blue, and purple shades ($7; Walgreens).

From there, can get experimental with abstract petals, funky eyelashes, bright shadows, and added features like glitter or shimmer.

That sounds complicated, but the results are worth it: