Colorful Eyelashes Are Trending — Here’s How to Get in on the Makeup LookApril 15, 2022
Lay Down Your Base
Start the look off by prepping the eyelids for a bold eyeshadow color. Using the NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, create a half moon shape starting at the inner corner of the eye and dragging it along the crease to form a base for the eyeshadow. Then, using a flat eyeshadow brush, blend the milky shade out.
Bring on the Color
Using the same eyeshadow brush, pack a matte turquoise eyeshadow, like the NYX Professional Makeup Matte Shadow in The Next Morning, onto the half moon you created. Then, use your brush to blend out the color so there are no harsh lines.
Pack on a Darker Shade
Grab a darker blue eye crayon, like the NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cobalt, and draw another half moon shape just below the original one and buff it out in the same way you did before.
Then, grab a powder eyeshadow in a similar color — in this case NYX Professional Makeup Hot Singles Eyeshadow in Electroshock — and lightly apply it in the center of the two shades of blue for a seamless-looking transition. Take that same powder shadow and apply it to your bottom lash line with a tiny tipped eyeshadow brush.
Tip: If your eyeshadow shape isn’t even on both sides, don’t worry. Simply take your usual concealer and apply it with a flat brush to clean up any unevenness.
Make Your Eyes Twinkle
To really make your eyes twinkle, apply a glittery eyeshadow, like the Valentino Beauty Dreamdust Glitter Eyeshadow in Stardust, along your lower waterline from the inner corner to just below your pupil.
Apply Your False Lashes
Take the false eyelashes of your choice and apply them to your upper lashes, following the package directions carefully. Once they’re secured in place, take a blue mascara (we love L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Volume Mascara in Cobalt) and coat the false eyelashes in bright blue pigment.
To add even more drama, take a pair of blue-colored false eyelashes and cut each piece in half, creating four clusters of lashes. Take the smaller two clusters and apply one to each lash line so that they sit just below your pupils. Once the smaller pieces are secure, take the larger pieces and apply them to your lash line at the outer corner of each eye for a chunky, punk-like touch.
Add Finishing Touches
To top the whole look off and give it an ethereal finish, tap the Valentino Dreamdust Glitter Eyeshadow onto the inner corner of each eye and along each brow bone.
Photography and Makeup: Sarah Duvivier, Design: Juliana Campisi