Creating a winged eyeliner beneath your eye might initially seem unconventional. You may even associate this bold look with celebrities and red-carpet events, but we’re here to challenge that perception. The reverse eyeliner technique is much more achievable than it appears. While it may seem intimidating, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how wearable and stylish it can be. To alleviate any concerns, we’ve outlined step-by-step instructions on mastering the reverse eyeliner technique.
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We won’t call it a “new” eye makeup trend as some of you may have seen it back in 2016 on celebs like Rihanna, Kristen Stewart, and Kim K. However, its recent resurgence is thanks to LA-based makeup artist @paintedbyspencer who recently showcased THEE ultimate no-sweat and hassle-free under-eye-liner method that even beginners will master. And the reverse cat-eye is pretty straightforward — envision the same feline flick that we have grown to love, but as Missy Elliot once said, “put my thang (wing) down, flip it, and reverse it.
To achieve this eye-catching style, envision crafting your favored sultry cat eye, with the only alteration being its placement. Let’s begin with the upper lid. This bold eyeliner makeup approach utilizes minimal eyeshadow, ensuring the graphic liner stands out. For a touch of hue, sweep amatte brown shade over your eyelids. Afterward, shift your focus to the lower lid. While opting for a classic black or brown pencil liner provides a traditional vibe, consider elevating it with a splash of color. Unleash those jewel-toned eyeliners for an even more striking look. Carefully line from the inner waterline outwards, forming a gentle wing that mimics your eye’s natural shape.
If you’re concerned about the bottom-heavy appearance, strike a balance by adding a subtle winged eyeliner on the upper lid using eyeshadow. Here, you can choose a matte black or gray shade to create a distinct contrast between the upper and lower eyeliner. Complete this alluring look with a generous application of mascaraor false eyelashes. This step not only harmonizes the final appearance but also upholds the essence of the reverse eyeliner technique.
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Latte makeup, which is all about layering shades of brown, has risen to viral status over the summer. And its neutral, glowy, dimensional elements work just as well during ourtransition into fall. (Seriously, just think how dreamy latte makeup would look paired with fall’s “lipstick red” fashion trend.)
And we’re not the only ones who love this trend a-latte. Celebs like Hailey Bieber, Shay Mitchell, and Lori Harvey have all been seen sporting this coffee-inspired look.
To recap—latte makeup is chic, easy to do, and universally flattering. We’re in. So we tapped makeup artist,Leah Darcy, to share her top three latte makeup products.
Warm brown cream eyeshadow is essential to the latte makeup look. “I love using different textures to add dimension to the eyes,” Leah tells us. “This palette gives a wet, shimmery look that’s so pretty.”
Picture this: a serene evening by the fire, cradling a glass of your favorite red wine—utterly calming and romantic. This cozy, sultry sentiment is finding its way into beauty trends, notably with the emergence of red wine lips as a striking addition to your autumnal makeup repertoire. Whether complementing a latte-inspired look or infusing a burst of color into the widely adored clean girl makeup, red wine lips are an enduring trend of the season. The beauty of it lies in its versatility, making it a cherished choice for makeup enthusiasts.
WHAT IS ‘RED WINE’ MAKEUP? Now first things first, we’re not inviting you to splash some red vino on your face and call it a day. No, this beauty trend, while being similar to the ‘Tomato Girl’ Makeup look, incorporates the iconic elements of the drink—from that burgundy stain it gives your lips to the overall, sophisticated aesthetic red wine drinkers have. Red wine-inspired makeup should give off elegance and sophistication whilst still appearing sexy. The key to achieving this look is striking the perfect balance between full glam and a natural, dewy finish.
This is a reminder to highlight your lips in your fall beauty routine. Oftentimes, we merely slap some balm on and call it a day, but implementing a routine lip scrub goes a long way. Once your lips are prepped and primed, it’s time to go in with a lip liner. Opt for a dark maroon color that will enhance your natural shape. Use a lip brush or a clean finger to gently blend this line inwards for a softer effect. Now you’re ready to apply lipstick. The most important thing is to pick a shade that quite literally mimics a glass of your favorite merlot. We suggest YSL’s Burnt Suede or Anastasia Beverly Hills Satin Velvet Lipstick Blackberry.
With a light hand, dab this lipstick onto your lips, focusing on the centermost part for a more dimensional plump. From here, you are almost done. Finish off the red wine lips trend by topping with a juicy lip gloss. While a clear formula works, ared-based gloss will add that last touch of color that will make your lips pop.
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While we may not need to name these autumnal, monochromatic eyeshadow looks after the iconic fall beverage, doesn’t doing so make updating your makeup routine for fall all that much more fun? If you’re looking to romanticize your autumn makeup looks, read on to learn all about the pumpkin spice makeup trend that’s sweeping the internet.
What is pumpkin spice makeup?
In a shocking twist for 2023 makeup trends, the pumpkin spice makeup trend didn’t originate from a viral TikTok. Instead, the warm, autumnal look is being spotted by celebrities as the handiwork of professional makeup artists and recreated accordingly. Cara Delevingne recently sported the coveted cinnamon hues (which helped to make her blue eyes pop), and Selena Gomez’s look for the VMA’s included layers of sparkly browns and a neutral cheek and lip. The professional makeup artist behind nearly all of these gorgeous looks? That would be New York-based makeup artistHung Vanngo.
Of course, just like fashion trends, makeup trends are cyclical. If you’re noticing that many of these orange, red, and brown makeup looks are reminiscent of eye makeup that was popular in 2016 or perhaps even earlier, you wouldn’t be wrong. That said, makeup artists like Vanngo are elevating the look in 2023 with shimmery eyeshadows (rather than matte), glowy skin, and brows that are fluffy and minimal, all resulting in a look that’s eons better than it was seven years ago.
How to nail pumpkin spice makeup
If you’re sold on pumpkin spice makeup and want to recreate the celebrity-loved trend, doing so means leaning into warm brown and orange-leaning eyeshadows.
To start, apply your base makeup and include a cream bronzer or contour. (Making sure your skin has a warmth to it will help to avoid the warm tones of the eye washing out your complexion.) Next, apply a neutral beige or terracotta blush—rather than anything too pink—to help achieve a monochrome, autumnal effect.
In an interview on Good Morning America, makeup artist Neil Scibelliexplained that finding the right eyeshadow to use in your pumpkin spice makeup look is all about gravitating toward the warm, orangey hue that you feel works best for you. If true orange isn’t your shade, don’t sweat it—you can easily lean darker or lighter with an auburn base or a lighter champagne tone. Regardless of where you end up in terms of the actual shades themselves, the viral pumpkin spice eyeshadow looks that Vanngo has created all include an element of smokiness and a more liberal application. Buff out your eyeshadow along your crease with a fluffy eyeshadow brush, and use a precision brush to smoke some out along your lower lash line, too.
Vanngo has paired the smokey eyeshadow look with a variety of lipstick shades, from light pink on Karlie Kloss to a more neutralnude shade on Selena Gomez. Though the name “pumpkin spice makeup” doesn’t exactly imply versatility, Vanngo’s work shows that there is no “right” way to do a lip for a pumpkin spice look. Whether you’re tempted to test out this look due to 2016 makeup trend nostalgia or because you just can’t get enough of Vanngo’s work, here are a few products that can get you started.