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Subversive eyeliner looks inspired by Solange

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Subversive eyeliner looks inspired by Solange
Draw outside the lines with out-there eye looks that take a leaf from Solange’s 2017 Grammys makeup

What's a girl to do when her everyday cat eyeliner gets boring? Googling for 'celebrity eye makeup' is one way to get new inspiration — or more specifically, try the keywords 'Solange Grammy Awards 2017 eyeliner'. Hot off her latest chart-topping EP A Seat at the Table, the younger Knowles sister is finally coming into her own as a singer-songwriter and an unexpected source of beauty inspo with her natural mane and vibrant, offbeat makeup looks. And if the buzz making the rounds in the beauty blogosphere is anything to go by, her pared down yet graphic look at one of music's biggest awards show caused a mini tsunami of followers to reach for their cotton swabs and Bioderma micellar waters. In light of her avant-garde rule breaking when it comes to eyeliners, here are five looks that get creative with kohl and the art of negative space:

THE CUT-CREASE STRIPE
This is what we deem the lazy girl's hack to achieving the tedious cut-crease eyeshadow look.

Solange-inspired subversive eyeliner looks

THE NO-FUSS STREAK
You can't get more simplistic — and subversive — than a one-and-done half-swipe on the outer corners.

Solange-inspired subversive eyeliner looks

THE UNDONE CAT EYE
Give the thickly lined '50s bedroom eyes a break and go minimalist with a modern cat eye look.

Solange-inspired subversive eyeliner looks

THE UNDEREYE HIGHLIGHT
That Bismol-Pepto pink eyeliner you received last Christmas now has a legit use to bring out your peepers.

Solange-inspired subversive eyeliner looks

THE ARTICULATED FLICK
Nothing says gritty like kohl that looks deceptively like a traditional wing until you glance down and reveal the broken-up line on your lids.

Solange-inspired subversive eyeliner looks

THE DOUBLE-WINGED TIP
For eyes so on-fleek they could almost take off — and all without a hint of eyeshadow, just your good 'ol smudge-proof eyeliner.

Solange-inspired subversive eyeliner looks

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