October 12, 2021News
Changing up your makeup routine doesn’t mean that you have to go outside your comfort zone. Some of the best makeup trends are the ones that do things in reverse. We’re already seeing this style of trend all over social media, including putting your base products on in reverse order. What we love about reverse beauty trends is that they’re not crazy but make a subtle change that can transform your look and give it a chic finish.
Meet the reverse cat eye.
It’s the latest in unexpected but simple beauty trends that are taking social media by storm. If you can apply a traditional eyeliner look, you can do a reverse cat eye shape. You get the appearance of a regular winged eyeliner look, simply inverting it to make your lower lash line the centre of attention instead of the corner of your eye.
This eyeliner trend is the perfect way to add an instantly sultry twist to your look with a seductive feline shape that is universally flattering. If you’re a fan of smoky eyeshadow looks, this trend is for you.
Out of all the recent TikTok trends, none of them have gained as much attention or hype as the reverse cat eye look. It’s worth noting that this trend isn’t entirely new. It’s one that TikTok users have rediscovered and turned viral with heir creative content. If you’re a Kardashian fan, you’ll remember Kim Kardashian-West wearing the makeup look during a red carpet event in 2019. Kirsten Stewart is the celebrity most associated with the trend, wearing it numerous times on the red carpet.
The trend didn’t enter the mainstream and we thought it was doomed to sit in the ‘rejected’ box forever.
Then TikTok came to save the day.
With mask wearing still being the norm, we’ve shifted our focus to creating intricate eye makeup looks that put the attention firmly on the windows of our soul. The bolder and more dramatic – yet simplistic – the look, the better.
We’re taking a look at this recent TikTok beauty trend, showing you how to recreate it at home and which products you’ll need to use to help it last all day long. While this look is cute for a night-time look, it’s difficult to get it to see you through a full day of wear.
We all know what a cat eye is. It’s one of the most popular beauty trends and something that every makeup aficionado has tried at least once. If you’ve got a TikTok account, the chances are that you’ve seen at least one tutorial on the reverse cat eye makeup trend on your For You Page.
What makes the reverse cat eye different from the traditional style is that the line starts underneath the lower lash line, instead of on the upper lash line. If you’re someone who has been in the habit of wearing a cat eye makeup look everything, this reverse trend can help freshen up your look and let you try something new.
As part of this TikTok makeup trend, liquid eyeliner has been ditched for kohl pencils and gel eyeliner. These tools are a better choice for doing the reverse eyeliner trend as you have more control over the colour as you’re applying it under your lower lash line. The easiest way to do this look is to add a dash of liner underneath your lash line, before using an angled brush to wing out the pigment at the corner of your eye, connecting it to your upper eyelid’s wing.
What makes this eyeshadow look more seductive is when you use a fluffy brush to blend the liner under your lash line for a smoky look. If you want a more defined look, add your favourite liquid liner to the inner corner of your eyes, before applying mascara to your top and bottom lashes for a fluffy look. With the addition of liquid eyeliner and mascara, you can make your reverse eyeliner look more dramatic and striking for a bold appearance.
If you want to make a statement and aren’t afraid to try something new, then reverse cat eye liner is for you.
What we love about the reverse cat eye makeup trend is that it’s beginner friendly and easy to recreate with products you’ll already have in your makeup bag or vanity.
You want to start by taking an eyeliner pencil, working from the centre of your eye, creating a line that goes towards the outer corner. Once you’ve got your line, take a flat brush and work on blending the end of the line to give the appearance of a smoky wing. You want to avoid using an eyeliner that is too rough as this can cause the pigment to ball up as you blend it.
Stick to a gel formula for ease of use as it will glide onto your skin and stay up for hours. You can also use a denser angle brush to help add a shape to your wing for a more distinctive look. Your line should join up with the wing on your upper eyelid. You can add extra layers of pencil to help thicken up the line and help define your wing more.
If you’re going for a vixen look, you want to stick to a smoky aesthetic by blending the eyeliner pencil with your fluffy brush. If you want to elevate the look, all you need is a liquid eyeliner and an extra touch of pencil at the waterline to bring it to the next level.
You can go all out by finishing off your look with false eyelashes or keep it simple with a few coats of mascara on the top and bottom lashes.
Are you a fan of the barely-there makeup trend? Are you ready to take it to the next level? ‘Soft glam’ is one of the biggest trends right now and takes the dewy, healthy glow from the barely-there look and elevates it with a radiant shine and airbrush finish.
Things are starting to look extremely autumnal. As summer comes to an end, we’re more than ready to welcome fall back into our lives. As the world starts to reopen after the pandemic, fall promises to bring with it excitement and new opportunities for us to make up for lost time. It’s also an exciting time for the beauty industry. Will the laidback minimalistic aesthetics that we saw during lockdown remain as the world continues to reopen? Will so-called ‘soft glam’ rise up in its place as a more elevated alternative for wearing outside the house.
Every time we click on TikTok or Instagram, there seems to be a new makeup trend that everyone is talking about. After a year in quarantine, we’re all ready to brush away the cobwebs and rediscover the content of our makeup bags. Staying on top – and predicting – the beauty trends for 2021 is a difficult task. We’ve all seen how quickly trends can be born and die under the influence of social media.
TikTok is the king of trends. The viral video-sharing app has become the unlikely home of fashion and beauty trends (along with just about everything else!) online. Do you want to lean how to make whipped lemonade? Go to TikTok. Do you want a review on the latest Kylie Cosmetic collection? It’ll be on TikTok. Do you want to shake up your makeup routine? TikTok is the perfect place to start looking. While Instagram has had its day in the sun, TikTok is able to turn a viral video into a trial quickly than you can say “video sharing”.