What comes to your mind when you think of bottom lashes? I see Twiggy on the cover of a vintage magazine. Freckled skin, pastel matte eyeshadow and lashes that dominate the look! Twiggy’s iconic bottom lash lines were the catalyst in popularising the doll-eye look in the 1960s.
This 60s lower lash trend hasn’t seen major upheaval since, but the cyclical nature of trends surely got it back. 60s makeup has been seeping into the mainstream little by little. We have spotted graphic liner, freckles and cat-eyes with a full 60s impact.
Eye makeup is the highlight of most makeup looks, since we have to wear masks all the time.But we have seen upper lashes, lids and winged liners doing all the talking. Only recently lower lashes got the attention they needed. Last year reverse smokey eye looks took off. That was a definite head start.
Lower lash emphasis is a flirty and experimental way to spice up your daily makeup routine. Euphoria has a big part to play. We’ve seen the impact this HBO teen-drama has on makeup trends. 2020 & 2021 were for loads of glitter & rhinestone craze. This year is all about the lower lashes thanks to Donni Davy who made lower lash emphasis a major element in Euphoria Season 2 aesthetics.
So manyyy people are adding bottom lashes like we are time traveling to the 60s. Or even drawing them on with eyeliner. As an extension of this trend, you’ll see eye-catching neon colours, rhinestones and glitter around the lower lash. So it’s not just lashes, it's fun pops of colour, embellishments and graphic liner on the lower lash. It’s a lot of lower lash fun.
It’s not like we’re leaving our upper lids bare, but this trend definitely gives you more space to play. This fun little (not-so little) trend is definitely going big this year. It’s easy, edgy and you can get as creative as you wish!
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