Candy Cane Eyeliner Art Is the Sweetest Holiday Trend to DIY

POPSUGAR Photography | Benjamin Stone
POPSUGAR Photography | Benjamin Stone
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Even if you avoid eating candy canes during the holidays (too much sugar!), you have to admit that the iconic sweet treat is pretty damn festive. The red-and-white swirly striped pattern makes us nostalgic for eggnog, ugly sweaters, and office holiday parties. There's one way to enjoy candy canes, minus the cavities, and that's by rocking an eyeliner inspired by it.

We tapped MAC Cosmetics pro artist Regan Rabanal to design this style featuring a candy cane in place of a cat-eye wing. Yes, the look is a bit dramatic, but it's also creative and kitschy. Plus, you've already done a red lip. Step outside of your comfort zone, and you may find yourself under the mistletoe with someone special.

To avoid looking like you're going to a carnival, make your brows bold AF, wear a ton of black mascara, and keep the rest of your makeup easy breezy (foundation, blush, neutral lip gloss).

OK, ready to try it? Keep reading to see close-up images and learn the exact products Rabanal used.

Candy Cane Line: The Inspiration
POPSUGAR Photography | Benjamin Stone

Candy Cane Line: The Inspiration

"I love the jewel-tone colors and patterns of holiday candy — and flavors!" Rabanal said. "I thought it would be fun to create a candy-coated liner that's sure to delight both the wearer and viewer."

Candy Cane Line: Products Used
POPSUGAR Photography / Benjamin Stone

Candy Cane Line: Products Used

"I created the candy cane shape with Pure White Chromacake," Rabanal explained. "Line the top lid with Basic Red Chromacake, and spiral it out around the candy cane until it hugs the curve. Add some white to highlight the ribbon and then some Black Black Chromacake to add outlines and depth to the shapes. Add a little Smolder Eye Kohl to make the eyes pop."

Candy Cane Line: Pro Tip
POPSUGAR Photography | Benjamin Stone

Candy Cane Line: Pro Tip

"Change up the shape or colors to make it your own style and have fun!" he added.