‘Upside Down’ Eye Makeup Is Officially The Hottest Beauty Trend For Spring

All the celebs are obsessed with it.

Chloe Morello
Image: Instagram @chloemorello

I’ve got a bone to pick with eyeliner. Every time I finally get the hang of doing it without ending up with panda eyes, the trend changes. First, liner on both the inside and outside rims was all the rage (how we managed to do that without making ourselves cry, I’ll never know.) Then, it was just liner on the bottom for a dramatic smoky look. Somewhere along the way, we all developed Adele fever and ditched the bottom liner in favour of a clean, winged liner look. Now, it seems the beauty world has been turned on its head, because everyone is  obsessed with something called ‘upside down’ eye makeup.

Thankfully, the hot new beauty trend doesn’t involve putting on your eye makeup while hanging upside down. No, all it means is that bright, bold winged-out liner is back in a big way— but only on the lower lid. Chances are, you’ve seen this look around and thought “hey, that’s a bit different!” but didn’t know there was a name for it. Everyone from Margot Robbie and Olivia Munn to Shay Mitchell has been rocking the look on the red carpet lately.

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We have to say, this is one eye makeup look we’re on board with. Not only is it the best way to add a pop of colour for spring without looking too OTT, the look is super easy to recreate at home. All you need to is grab a vibrant shade of liner or eyeshadow (applied with a thin brush) and swipe it on the lower lid. However, it’s important to make keep the rest of your eye makeup, as well as the rest of your look relatively neutral to stop it from looking clownish.

The key to pulling off the trend is to make sure the pop of color you choose is in harmony with the rest of your makeup — particularly blush and lip color

Tasha Reiko-Brown,  celebrity makeup artist via Refinery29

 

Another important pointer is to pick a product that’s highly pigmented but won’t smudge or leave behind fallout. Here are some of our top picks for recreating the look at home.

1. mark Dusk Til’ Dawn Eyeliner in Aurora

 

Shop the mark Dusk Til’ Dawn Eyeliner in Aurora.

2. MAC Fluidline in Waveline

Shop the MAC Fluidline in Waveline.

3. Sephora Collection Intense Gel in Copper

Shop the Sephora Collection Intense Gel in Copper.

4. Make Up Forever Aqua XL in Pop Purple

Shop the Make Up Forever Aqua XL in Pop Purple.

5. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place in Emerald Volt

Shop the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place in Emerald Volt.