Trust the folks on TikTok to always know what’s up when it comes to the latest trends – be it Y2K-inspired makeup, clean-girl no-makeup makeup and the resurgence of once-popular makeup products (like Clinique’s Black Honey lipstick). The latest craze? “Siren eyes” (the term has garnered over 450 million views on TikTok, as of press time) and “reversed cat eyes”.
@stxph.h 🚨SIREN EYES TUTORIAL🚨step by step breakdown on how to achieve the viral #sireneye trend! 🥵 hottest eye look evaaa #sireneyestrend #sireneyestutorial #makeuptutorials ♬ original sound – stephhui
Though both seem to share the same effect in elongating the eyes, there is one main difference. Siren eyes – which gets its name from the Greek mythological creature that lured men with its alluring voice – focus on a lifted, lightly smoked out eyeliner that is carried all the way through to the inner corner. Like the name suggests, the reversed cat eye also has a long wing up top. The difference lies in how it focuses on creating a smokey eye effect along the under eyes, as seen in the viral TikTok post that kickstarted the craze by makeup pro @paintedbyspencer.
@paintedbyspencer Love a good REVERSE cat eye 🕺🏻 #fypシ #foryou #FerragamoLetsDance #makeup ♬ original sound – SPENCER
Another eye makeup look that’s been making the rounds on TikTok is the “fox eye trend”, though it’s stirred up more controversy than favourable response for perpetuating features that are predominantly seen on Asians.
If you’re endowed with naturally downturned or rounded eyes, but still want to try this eye makeup trends, we’ve got you sorted. Ahead, a list of products – from liquid liners to eyeshadows – for you to achieve the trendy eye looks.