Eye-Lighter: The New Makeup Trend We’re Rooting For

Ayushi VermaAyushi Verma  |  Oct 6, 2021
Eye-Lighter: The New Makeup Trend We’re Rooting For


Real talk: Instagram is changing our makeup game in ways all the other social media platforms never could. However, the only beauty fad that stands resolute and has been growing exponentially is that of glowing skin. It all started with the contour craze when highlighting went mainstream. Then, it evolved into holographic pigments to amp up skin’s radiance as well as the arrival of the ‘glass skin’ trend that featured an almost wet-looking dewiness. 

It’s hard to find someone not enthralled by the charm of glowing skin. Highlighter draws attention to features we want to accentuate by quite literally putting a spotlight on them. That said, the new trend popping up seemingly every week is the eye-lighter technique. It involves using a highlighter to create the appearance of brighter, wider, and more stunning eyes, while using minimal products and DIY-friendly hacks. From washes of futuristic pearl eyeshadow worn solo to ‘60s style white-out lids – it has become the statement of choice for a fresher alternative to the classic smoky eye. And as we’re all about pretty eye makeup, here we’re listing down looks we just can’t get out of our minds. 

Eye-Lighter: The New Makeup Trend That Will Make Your Eyes Look Bigger That Ever

Whether you love a lid-to-brow eyeshadow, a graphic liner, or a pop of metallic in the corners – there’s an eye-lighter style to suit your aesthetic.

Shine On!

The inner corner pop is already a celeb favourite way to don the trend. The pot of gold pigments on the inner corner of the eyes is easy to create and adds an unexpected twist to your beauty look. With Gigi Hadid making wearing such a statement look, it’s sure to pop up in the months ahead. All you need is this eyeshadow pigment to complete the look. 

In The Cut

See what we said about destined for Instagram fame? This eye makeup will bring instant glam to your makeup look. It might be the coolest eye look I’ve seen all year. Make your go-to eye makeup look party-appropriate with the addition of light-catching pink hues on the inner cut crease. Tight line your upper lash line with kohl and smoke it out. Complete the look by curling your lashes and layering them with a mascara.

Perf For Your Date-Night With Boo!

Hello, date-night look! This soft, iridescent shadow draws all the attention to your eyes without overtaking them. Just use a neutral colour on your eyes and top it off with a golden eyeshadow starting from the inner corner of your peepers till the centre and get ready to turn heads wherever you go. 

For A Gram-Worthy Look

Frosty pastel eyeshadow was trending in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Pretty much everyone notices pop stars like Britney Spears and Christina Aquilera sporting the trend. And the frosty blue and  lavender eyeshadows are big again. If you’re eyeing on the much-anticipated purple eyeshadow moment, this palette will do the trick for you. Complete the look with fluttery, fanned out lashes

All That Shines!

We never thought we’d want frosty blue eyeshadow, but here we’re adding it to my cart. Not only does this eye makeup look insanely cool, it also feels surprisingly doable. Since the look requires just one eyeshadow colour and is relatively soft, even those without wizard-like makeup skin can create something similar. 

Party On The Top

This subtle yet glam look proves that no matter what you are wearing, shimmery lids can and will go with anything. Well, there is no choice but to stan and take this look into autumn 2021. Grab a lilac eyeshadow and apply it all over your lids, crease, and slightly along the lower lash line. Blend the edges using a clean fluffy blending brush. Then, take an eyelid shimmer and apply it all over the eyelids to shine bright like a diamond! 

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Featured Image: Instagram