5 Instagram accounts that’ll make you reconsider smokey eyes


5 Instagram accounts that’ll make you reconsider smokey eyes

Get ready for some serious eyeshadow porn

By Naaila Khan  November 12th, 2019

If the first thing that caught your eye while binging on the show Euphoria was the eye make-up, you’ve come to the right place. It definitely took us a second to steep in Jules’ dazzling neon lewks and Maddy’s gem-studded brows. Surreal, dreamy, bold–there’s something about using the eyelid as an unparalleled art canvas when it comes to maquillage beyond the stereotypical ‘festival look’. If you like to play, good news is that there’s plenty inspiration that you can find on Instagram–an assortment of aesthetics that focus on the peepers alone–that besides being literal and metaphoric treats to the eyes, can easily amp your look. Here’s a round-up of some gorgeous pages you have to follow now.

A scroll through this page is like watching the sunset–the eyes go from washes of bright crimsons to tangerine to yellows and pinks in beautiful combinations. A foil accent there, a touch of glitter here, and you’ve got your go-to account the next time you’re looking for a stunning tropical eye.

 

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Brush strokes, blotches, and freehand scribbles never looked prettier. German artist Denice loves playing up the eyes with hues and textures in equal measures–expect everything from gold foil to sequins. Plus, her devastatingly dazzling feed also goes to show how a well brushed brow can anchor statement eyes.

 

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This feed clearly veers into the editorial aesthetic, but it’s oh so gorgeous. The artist transforms the eye into a whimsical garden with her signature love for flora, creating dainty, delightful eye looks on a gloriously freckled face. We’d follow this for the viewing pleasure alone.

 

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We’re obsessed with Ioana Burlacu’s page–a Dutch artist whose bio states that she’s ‘infatuated with colour’. It’s a goldmine (pun intended) of glitter cut-creases, neon squiggles, abstract designs and total glow goals, so the next time you’re feeling an electric disco vibe, you know where to look.

 

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Pop art fanatics, this one’s for you. Twenty-two-year-old Aaron Storms’ Instagram is an endless scroll of vibrant neon ombrés, and simple yet super bold graphic patterns, with a whole lot of glitter thrown in. There’s enough inspo here for everything from a pride parade to Halloween.

 

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