By Devon Abelman. Photos: Courtesy of YouTube, Instagram.
ICYMI, makeup artists on Instagram have been picking spring flowers and — instead of putting them in a vase — gluing the blossoms onto their faces. The floral eye makeup look is gorgeous and all, but it's not without its problems. Take those of us with allergies, who would definitely prefer scrolling through pictures of the trend than risk adhering an attack-inducing bloom within a hundred mile radius of our eyes. Luckily, PopSugar called attention to a less sneezy alternative: floral eyeliner. No pollen is involved in the process of creating this botanical look. Instead, makeup artists are drawing flowers along their lash lines. With the help of multi-colored liquid liners, it's almost like there are teeny tiny gardens growing on the artists' lids.
Don't fancy yourself as the next Georgia O'Keefe or Claude Monet? Don't worry — you don't need to be an incredible artist to try floral eyeliner at home. There's actually a pretty simple method you can try. Remember dot eyeliner? This actually involves the same technique. All you need to do is dot on bright liners in colorful clusters. Several of the makeup artists on Instagram have credited the $7 NYX Vivid Brights Eyeliners for helping them created the detailed liner. You can also use the rounded end of a small makeup brush to create perfect spots. And if you don't have colorful liners, you can mix together a bit of bright eye shadow with some setting spray to create an easy-to-dot liquid.
And those are just your garden variety floral eyeliner looks. Of course, some makeup artists have tried more intricate looks, too.
Cheers to April flowers, ya'll. Both on the ground — and on your lids.
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