Level 1: Recreating With Makeup
While, like any makeup trend, this look is free game for anyone, Chantelle says it is more easily executed on those with more almond eye shapes.
And while there is some, erm, disagreement on whether the results of some celebs show off are the power of makeup or something a little more permanent, Chantelle talked us through how to achieve the look with makeup.
1. Take your chosen eye pencil. From the middle of your eyelid, sweep a line right out to the outer corner, then shade it in from your lash line.
2. Using a tapered or angled brush, sweep the colour out to create an elongated wing. If you need guidance, Chantelle recommends using sticky tape, angling it to the tip of your ear for a super sharp line.
3. Add more shape with your pencil, carefully blending out for a smokey finish.
4. Using a liquid liner or a pot liner with a brush, draw a wing from ⅔ of the way out. It’s focussing on the outer shape and outer corner that gives that wide-eyed effect.
5. Finish with mascara or false lashes for extra oomph. Cut in a half and use the outer half for greater effect.
For best results, she recommends sticking to matte tones and using creamy, smudgy pencils or kohl which give you a bit more control over eyeshadow - although that works well too.
If you don’t have almond-shaped eyes, follow your own shape. Use the tip of your ear as your guiding point to aim for. Lining the inner v corner of the eye helps to elongate the eye. And be sure to sweep up rather than out.