Embrace Your Inner Yayoi Kusama With Polka Dot Eye Makeup

With a ton of fresh Instagram beauty trends saturating the internet every week (seriously, there’s at least one every damn week), we never find ourselves stuck in a rut when it comes to makeup inspiration. Granted, a good portion of them are made for bolder personalities, what with all that holographic sheen, eye-catching colour and intricate design – but hey, that’s where all the fun lies. The same applies to the next trend that’s just got under our radar: Polka dot eye makeup.

Remember the simple dot eyeliner Emma Roberts and Zoe Kravitz rocked earlier this year? Well, this new trend is an iteration of the dot liner, except it’s on steroids now, which is perfect for maximalists. You can spot this trend on makeup artists on Instagram who are a little more than obsessed with pointillism, sprinkling their lids with clusters of dots all along the creases, taking the shape of a winged liner.

These spots are incredibly easy to create too. You can use a nail dotting tool, the tip of a cotton bud, the rounded end of your makeup brush, or reach for an actual paintbrush if you wish to emulate the work of Paul Signac and Georges Seurat. If you have no idea who those deceased men are, perhaps Yayoi Kusama would be a better pop culture reference for this piece. But honestly speaking, we’re absolutely in love with this trend right now.

Polka Dot Cut Crease! • • • I tried to do polka dot nails but they did not work out 😂So! I decided to use my magical fingers and create this polka dot look inspired by @beautsoup I tried the lengthening build-able mascara @julepbeauty @preendotme sent me as part of the #PreenMeVIP #bravepretty program and I love this mascara wand! I would use the toofaced better than sex mascara and around 5 hours into the day my eyelashes would fall straight again even though I would curl my lashes, apply mascara ,wait a few seconds ,and apply mascara again. The mascara wand spreads out my lashes ,and they stayed curled for longer throughout the day! The only thing I would be careful with is the wand when putting the handle part back in, but other than that this mascara does a nice job with spreading out my lashes,and giving a full natural affect to them! I like that because I don't want to apply fake lashes all the time! 😅 The reason could also be because I use @elfcosmetics Eyelash curler and it's a good one but on the inexpensive side..I heard that fancier lash curlers work better? What do you think about it? 🤔 Products used: ⭐️ @anastasiabeverlyhills #dipbrow #pomade @inglot_usa #duraline @morphebrushes #35palette @julepbeauty build-able mascara @maybelline #fitmefoundation #cotyairspun @maybelline #fitmeconcealer @beautyblender ————————————– #polkadots #makeup #makeupblog #makeupporn #makeuplife #makeupartist #makeuptutorial #makeuplife #makeupislife #makeupbyme #kbeauty #kbeautyblogger #beautyguru #beautytime #beautytips #beautycounter #beautyblender #YESmaybelline

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A few makeup artists have even used their liquid lipsticks as dot paint, and since it dries matte and stays put all day, you can even forgo the eyelid primer if you want. They’re the easiest to customise depending on your level of sanity preference. Go all out and deck colourful dots all over your eyes to stand in for your eyeshadow, or replace your classic liner with subtle spots that trace along the lashline. Dial it up or down to be bold or discreet – just how we like it.
Main image: @beautsoup