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Makeup trend: Eye dots
Last month’s messy eye make-up trend was pretty unusual, and now it’s given way to an even more unexpected look: under eye dots.
Varying in form, size and colour, the little dots haven’t just been popping up all over the catwalks – beauty bloggers, celebrities and street style mavens are also embracing the trend, showing it actually works in real life.
I know it might seem strange to whack a blob of eyeliner under your eyes, but here’s why I like it: firstly, it’s reminiscent of 60s icon Twiggy’s infamous lash look, which was all about highlighting the eye area.
Secondly, the dots can make your eyes seem bigger and brighter. The trick is not to overdo it: a teeny dot under each eye is all that’s required to nail the look. Check out Rochas’ SS15 make-up for inspiration:
I also love beauty vlogger It’sMyRayeRaye’s slightly subtler take. She’s paired her dots with a dewy base, matte lip and super long lashes. So. Cool.
Photo credit: It’sMyRayeRaye Instagram
For a vintage variation, I’d swap the nude lippie for a fire-engine red, such as Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lip Color in ‘Neon Red’. If you want to amp it up even more, Anna Sui’s bold electric blue version is also fabulous (though it’s not exactly an everyday look):
Do you like the eye dot trend? What other make-up looks have you experimented with lately?
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