You know what they say about history: It often tends to repeat itself. And, when it comes to some of the hottest makeup trends for summer, truer words have never been spoken. By now, you probably know that the butterfly motif was the OG symbol of the ’90s and Y2K fashion and beauty. The latest? Butterfly eyeliner. It’s joining the likes of butterfly clips (the throwback hair accessory that we’re fully obsessed with) and butterfly lashes (the ultra-fanned-out, winged lash look favoured by Dua Lipa) as yet another way to nod back to the trend.
While the concept of butterfly liner isn’t new, Hailey Bieber recently brought it to our attention with the two-toned winged liner she wore to Coachella. Her look featured a butterfly-esque shade of blue drawn along her lower lash line and winged out to meet her top liner. Since then, the butterfly liner makeup trend has been all over Instagram with practically every beauty influencer trying their hand at the eye makeup look. If you want to make a playful statement this summer, take inspo from our fave It girls!
We love that the trend offers a more subtle and grown-up way of trying it. If you like to keep things more minimal, take a cue from the queen of minimalism aka Hailey Bieber. The Kaleidoscopic hues in which butterflies come mean you can play around with a whole spectrum of shades to introduce as a colour pop along the waterline.
We have also seen some bold iterations of the trend with pretty, playful, bright, and intricate interpretations of butterfly eyeliner – including deconstructed and floating renditions and even some extra fluttery winged action around lashes. Whatever your vibe, there’s a pretty way to hop on the trend wagon.
Bella Hadid’s take on the butterfly eyeliner trend took it to a new level. Not only did her wing extend up past her eyebrows, but she also added a touch of black eyeliner to the lower inner corner of her eye to make it a whole look. She filled it in with a splash of pink and went for a monochromatic moment with a wash of pink blush across her cheeks.
The ombre eyeliner screams summer and all things pretty, right? To get the look, simply begin by using one pastel shade in the inner corner and till half of your crease. Then, use the second shade to complete the wing to the outer corner of your eyes. Et voila! You have officially joined the butterfly eyeliner crew.
An undeniable showstopper, this eyeliner look is so cool and unique. When you want a look that’s subtle but packs a major punch, take cues from the beauty girls. If you want to take your neons out for a spin, a bright butterfly eyeliner is the way to go. We love this take on the trend.
Try this trend and let your eye be the star of the show!
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