In The Spotlight: Banana Eyes

Just when we thought we’d finally nailed our winged liner, a brand new shape is stepping on the scene. Enter, banana eyes, the trend that debuted on the Autumn/Winter 2017 catwalk and was still standing stronger than ever at the Spring/Summer 2018 shows. The fruity new shape’s name is coined because of its elongated, well, banana like curve and sees liner or eye shadow painted between the eyelid and the brow bone , as opposed to neatly against the lash line.

The beauty of banana eyes is that – unlike the annoyingly uniform cat eye – it is pretty flexible. We know that bananas come in all shapes, sizes and shades and this eye trend is no different! We’ve seen the look with a streamline, slim line just under the brow bone, but we’ve also seen the trend with a chunky, thick line. If you’re looking to amp up the vibrancy and involve more than one colour, stack your shades to create a gorgeous, unique look.

Get The Look

The lids of your eyes are deceptively oily, so before starting be sure to blot your eyelids and even powder them with a translucent powder to keep your banana eyes from turning into banana splits. We recommend theBalm’s Sexy Mama Anti-Shine Translucent Powder to instantly control your eye shine.

The trickiest part of this whole look? Choosing your colours. You can opt for metallic, matte, bright or dark – whatever your heart desires. You can also use eye shadow, pigment or eyeliner but if you are choosing shadow or pigment, but sure to prime the area with something like the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue Eye Primer to make sure it stays vibrant as long as you do.

We find ourselves reaching for the Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liner when creating banana eyes. It has a beautiful selection of solid and metallic shades to choose from and a thin tipped applicator for a crisp, precised line. If you’re lusting over the thicker lines, we recommend the Illamasqua Sketch Sticks or NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils for a fat, juicy shape. If you’re searching for the most fluorescent colours in the game, let us point you in the direction of the MAC Cosmetics Chromagraphic Pencil Eyeliner, it’s creamy consistency is perfectly matched with eye popping, neon colours.



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