After #glitterroots, #hairstenciling, and #rainbrowbrows came about, we thought we had seen it all. And as if the cat-eye wasn't difficult enough to achieve, Instagram has introduced us to another new trend: bubble eyeliner. You may have seen the trend pop up on your Instagram feed with the hashtag #bubbleeyeliner, making you want to get out the liquid pencil and try it for yourself – but it isn't all that easy.
My first attempt at the new bubble eyeliner trend. What do you think? I like it! Will add details in my next post! _____________________________________________ #youtube #youtubers #vlogging #vloggers #bbloggers #makeup #wocmakeup #mua #beauty #bubbleeyeliner #bubbleliner #selfie #photoshoot #blackgirl #darkskin #melanin #melaninonfleek #blackbeauty #canon700d #vscocam #mimzsmiscellanies
The look involves dipping a round object into eyeliner and creating half-circles along your lash line and then filling them in, resulting in a squiggly line instead of the coveted perfectly straight liner we're used to. The look may not be suitable for everyday-wear, but it sure makes a bold statement for a night out or for a cool, Instagram-worthy photo.
Want to achieve the look? Start off by using a gel or liquid liner that contains a pencil. For an easy substitution, you can use any straight object such as a cue-tip, that will create a half circle. Gently press the formula down onto your upper lash line, creating small half-circles one after the other along your eyelid. Fill the circles in with a black liquid liner, and extend the liner slightly past the outer corners of your eyes, creating a cat-eye affect. If you're feeling creative, you can just use a liquid liner, draw the half-circles on your eyes, and fill them in without the use of a round object.
For an even bolder look, opt for a coloured liner that will create a statement-making contrast against the rest of your makeup. Ready to try the trend out for yourself?