7 Makeup Artists Turning Eyeshadow Looks Into Art on the ‘GramFebruary 14, 2019
It goes without saying that makeup is an art form — just check the #eyeshadowlooks Instagram hashtag for proof. Although many of us still struggle to master a cut crease, some of the more talented among us have taken eyeshadow application to the next level and can create entire works of art using just the space on their lids. It’s one part impressive and two parts mesmerizing to watch. That’s why we’ve rounded up who to follow ahead, from the color enthusiast with a penchant for pastels to the self taught MUA giving us all the ’90s feels.
With a cool 114K followers and an endless supply of fire eye looks (no seriously, she draws flames on her eyes), @strashme keeps us guessing. Some days she’s rocking a fierce amethyst eye in the style of millennial feminist icon Charlotte Pickles and others she’s creating mathematical grids on her eyes — either way it’s irresistibly cool and always a treat.
We’d love to live life in rainbow color like @esantoinette, who uses an array of hues to create dreamy eyeshadow looks. Many feature watercolor-like pastels and curved line work, resembling modern, surrealist works of art, many of which are in fact inspired by artists she admires. Her creations are fun to look at (if not impossible to copy) and remind us that makeup can be used in lots of imaginative ways.
If you like eyeshadow looks with a side of early aughts nostalgia, then look no further than @boi.get.glammed. The self-taught MUA takes inspiration from cartoon characters like Tasha from the Backyardigans and Buttercup from the Powerpuff Girls, and posts looks complete with picture tutorials so you can try them yourself.