Halloween may still be a ways off, but one pleasingly hair-raising beauty trend seems to be creeping in already. Jorja Smith took to Instagram today to share a selfie that demanded a double-take, not for its showing of skin, but for its quick-change eye color. Gone was Smith’s mahogany gaze, replaced by irises so glacial they were nearly white. For her part, Smith pushed back her curly mane to ensure attention was focused on her trompe l'oeil trick. Luminous skin, a coat of mascara, and a swipe of lip gloss acted as worthy accomplices.
Smith’s eerily lightened gaze comes months after makeup artist Thomas de Kluyver sent a cadre of models down Gucci’s fall runway with cheeks bedecked in prosthetic tears, ears edged in gold, and eyes turned animated green and—more disconcertingly—onyx. Should you find yourself craving an off-kilter aesthetic departure, eyes of a different color may be your antidote to the above-neck doldrums. The best part? A switch back to your organic perspective is just seconds away.
Originally Appeared on Vogue