Now that your protective face mask collection is made up of pieces to complement every item in your wardrobe, it’s time to divert your attention to eye makeup (that is, if you’re ready to start embracing glam again). While your pout remains hidden 50 percent of the time, why not finally try to master that cool eye look that’s been sitting in your “saved” Instagram folder for over a year?
Ahead, we’ve curated a list of seven makeup looks to help inspire your next look, including everything from the subtle, lifting eye flick to impossible-to-miss neon eyeliner.
When in doubt, bring on the lashes. We’re obsessed with Kendall Jenner’s wide-eye lash look, brought to life by celebrity makeup artist, Mary Phillips. To achieve a similar look, commit to curling your lashes before patiently using a lash-defining mascara, like one of Phillips’ favourites, Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Lengthening Mascara.
Dua Lipa’s candy apple-red eye shadow is high up on our list of makeup trends to try out ASAP. Blown out eye shadow is a statement look that makes eye shadow the focal point by blending pigment past the outer corner of your eye.
L’Oréal Paris Cobalt Blue Mascara will always hold a special place in our hearts. For many of us, it’s the first formula we used to test out the coloured mascara trend, a look that’s back and better than ever in 2021: the year of the eyes. Here, Lupita Nyong’o stunned in Lancôme Monsieur Big Lash Topcoat in Blue.
the eye-lift flick
Australia-based makeup artist Nicole Thompson loves this technique to make eyes “appear more awake and also give you that mini-lift.” It’s ideal for the winged eyeliner novice or the person using makeup as a way to subtly enhance their natural features.
vivid brights and inner corner liner
Feeling a bold look? Pick up one of Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Flypencil Longwear Pencil Eyeliner. Here, she wears the shade named “Sea About It,” applied by celeb makeup artist Priscilla Ono, but it’s available in a wide range of rich colours.
As described by celebrity makeup artist Tobi Henney, feline liner, AKA the “feline eye look,” is defined by the eyeliner’s extra length created by pulling it inward from the inner eye as the extending flick on the outer corner. Rihanna also embraced a coloured version of the inner corner eye look in the previous photo.
As pictured here on model Luma Grothe, you can still be a makeup minimalist and wear neons or bright pigments. GRAZIA loves Tarte Clay Pot Waterproof Shadow Liner, a highly pigmented formula that can be used as eye shadow or eyeliner.