Doe-Eyed & Doll-Faced with Bottom Lash Extensions!


While everyone is still raving about the rough-textured glittery nails at the Jeremy Scott show from New York Fashion Week, I on the other hand am still thinking about the raver-inspired, doll-like eye makeup that the models were sporting. Bright neon shadow, white liner, and bottom lashes (complemented by pigtails, no less), made for a playful look that was surprisingly alluring, though perhaps a bit too outlandish for the real world. However, as someone who’s recently become obsessed with false lashes, I’m convinced this wide-eyed makeup look is going to catch on, and Jeremy Scott’s ladies are just the foreshadowing of the more adventurous plays on the trend. After all, emphasized bottom lashes can still be surprisingly wearable — in fact, subtly stylish stars like Natalie Portman and Chloe Sevigny have already been spotted rocking the look on the red carpet, and the result is pretty and doll-like, as long as you have the right products!

Ditch the traditional black liner and rim the bottom lashline with a white liner like Shu Uemura’s Eye Light Pencil, and be sure to have a clear lash adhesive handy (I prefer black for top lashes, but clear is the way to go when testing out tricker lower lash application)! For the runway-esque doll look, choose a pair of strip lashes like Ardell Lower Lashes (112), or for a wispier, more natural look, Make Up For Ever has individual flared lashes made especially for the lower lash line. Top off with Clinique’s new Bottom Lash Mascara to avoid clumping and under-eye smudging, and you’re good to go! Bottom lash application may be tricky, but once you get the hang of it, you may get addicted to your new Kewpie-inspired look!

Photo Credit: Ann Lawlor

– Alex Gambardella

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