Go dotty for eyeliner
If you’re looking for an easy make-up trend, you’ll go dotty for this eyeliner look.
Under eye dots have been popular on catwalks for a few seasons, but now they’re going global with fashion bloggers championing the concept. It’s simple to master and will leave your peepers looking bigger and brighter than before.
“The lower lash line took centre stage on the catwalks recently with the eye dot trend evident at both Anna Sui and John Rocha. Dots were seen underneath the lower lash line in varying colours and sizes,” Lara Champion, make-up artist at Ken Picton Salon, told Cover Media. “This make-up trend is reminiscent of the 60s where the focus was on making eyes appear larger and brighter.”
Lara says the look is more wearable when the rest of your make-up is kept simple. Don’t apply too much mascara to the lower lashes and heavy liner under the eye should also be avoided.
To create a real wide-eyed doll look, try lining the inside of your lower lid with a nude eye pencil.
Lara has plenty of tips when it comes to mastering the under eye dots.
“Firstly ensure that brows are groomed as this look draws attention the eyes,” she explained. “Eyeliner on the upper lash line can look amazing with the quirky dot but pair this with a soft lip in either pink or nude. If you want to work a strong lip then just omit the eyeliner so as not to overpower.
“An easy way to apply the dots is to use a cotton bud as it gives a good round size but if you want a smaller dot, a thin eyeliner brush is ideal.”
The dot should sit directly underneath the pupil of the eye, so ensure the spots are in the right position by looking straight into the mirror as you apply.
Lara says a gel liner will help the dot stay in place for longer and recommends experimenting with different colours for a “fun festival look”.
If you want more drama, try creating a vintage feel with a heavy feline flick of liquid liner on the upper lashes and a slick of red lipstick.