Also known as ‘Spotlight Eyes’ this trend is back and better than ever. It involves applying your chosen eyeshadow in a specific shape, with the intention of making your eyes appear naturally larger and rounder.
Nina Ubhi, a leading celebrity makeup artist based in Dubai, told Bazaar "I personally love the halo eye makeup trend! I think it’s a look anyone can wear and easy to create. It’s one of the best looks to enhance any eye shape."
So how do you get the look? Fortunately, for those of us who aren’t blessed with the same makeup artistry skills, the look is relatively easy to recreate at home.
Essentially, you want to put a swipe of one shade in the middle of both your upper and lower lid, while surrounding it by a contrasting colour on each side to create a halo effect. Beauty guru's recommend you add highlighter to your inner corner and eyebrow bone, skip winged eye liner and rock a few coats of mascara instead.
"All you need are two contrasting colours. Either a dark shade or bright/bold shade for the socket area and one contrasting shade to make the centre of the lid pop. I would recommend the shade for the lid to be a metallic finish to really make it pop and stand out," Nina says.
According to the celebrity makeup artist "the Natasha Denona metallic shades are perfect for the halo eye trend. Keep the socket shade as matte and the lid shade as metallic" -- something to keep in mind on your next trip to Sephora.
This technique compliments any eye shape, most beauty beginners even naturally apply their makeup in this halo shape as it is one of the simplest and intuitive shapes for eyeshadow. So, there should be nothing stopping you from getting your blending brushes out to take a hand at trying out your new favourite eye shadow trend.
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