The Eye Makeup Trend I'm Harboring An Alarming Amount Of Hatred For

The Eye Makeup Trend I'm Harboring An Alarming Amount Of Hatred For

As it has been said many times, eyes are the window to the soul. Whether your eye makeup is bold and sexy, light and flirty or natural, eye makeup says a lot to anyone passing you by, which is why it is essential to find the right look for every occasion.

While a lot of trends help enhance the look you’re going for in any function, there is one that I do not find fitting for anything: the lower lash line wing, sometimes called the double wing.

Double-winged eyeliner is used to refer to many types of liners. The particular one I am discussing here is the one that starts from the lower last line and is completely disconnected from the upper lash line wing, which can be seen here on @makeupby_penny*:

This makeup trend most likely cropped up when graphic liner looks started to become popular and seems to have taken inspiration from the stark look of the Egyptian-style eyeliner look. 

The purpose of eyeliner is to draw attention to the eyes. It can be used to enhance the lashes and/or eye color as well as make the eyes look more sultry, more lifted, and/or larger.

All of this depends on what kind of liner technique you apply and what color eyeliner is used. However, I find the double wing to do none of these things!

The lifted effect that winged eyeliner can have seems to be counteracted by the lower wing which appears to weigh down the eyes. The eyes appear more closed off in the front, something that can sometimes create an alluring appearance. But because the two wings do not connect or at least go in the same direction, the look instead creates an odd shape that makes the eyes neither sultry nor light and flirty. It makes me want to chase down offenders-who-commit-this-makeup-crime and convince them to at least connect the wings by making a super cat eye or something.

Trends come and go. Some stick around for years and others leave as quick as they came. Whether they stay or go, they come to show off the creativity of the human mind. Sometimes they are beautiful, innovative and inspire us to move forward.

Other times (like now, in my mind), they can be extremely "eh". However the great thing about the latter is that these trends teach us what NOT to do in the future.

Long story short-- while I may not love this particular trend, I still appreciate that so many different makeup lovers have tried their hand at it. Beauty experiments are nearly always worth the lesson they teach you. Ask Shriya about this.

*Despite the fact that I am using @makeupby_penny to highlight something I hate, she is still VERY talented. Go follow her!

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