‘Tis the season to glam up! Pleasant weather, multiple wedding and functions to attend, Christmas break finally allowing us to go to parties and most important – no sweating makes it the perfect time to dress up. But are you bored of the usual makeup look from a smokey eye makeup to black eyeliner? Well, let’s take a look at all the new trends of winter 2022 you can experiment with.
9 of the finest eye makeup looks this winter 2022
- 1. Blue eye makeup
- 2. Graphic liner
- 3. Siren eyes
- 4. Nude makeup with falsies
- 5. Rhinestone eyes
- 6. A single pop of colour
- 7. Grunge kajal
- 8. Glittery smokey eye
- 9. Classic cat eye
1. Blue eye makeup
This particular eye makeup has less to do with technique and style and more to do with colour. Whether it is a blue liner or blue smokey eye, it is the festive shade that has everyone scrambling to add this colour to their eyes. We personally love the blue liner look which is super easy to wear while still looking chic day and night.
Highlight the inner corner of your eye and add a medium-shade base preferably of pink or purple so that it complements the blue. Then take the Lakme Absolute Explore Eye Pencil in Darling Blue and line your upper and lower lash line. While it is smudge-free and works like a liquid liner, its creamy texture allows you to smudge it up on your lower lash with a brush before it dries.
2. Graphic liner
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Graphic eyeliner rose with the Y2K trends and looks like it is here to stay. And the best part is that even if you make a mistake, it will look like it is part of the design. You can go for the floating line on the crease or reverse cat eye, whatever floats your boat.
One of the easiest graphic liner ideas is to draw on your usual liner on your lash line with the Lakme Eyeconic Liquid Eyeliner. With a flexible and sturdy brush, this transfer-proof liner dries almost immediately allowing you to experiment with your liner. Add a thin flick at the end for a slight wing. Then on your crease, follow parallelly and draw another line. This particular look adds dimension to monolid and hooded eyes as it gives the illusion of a crease.
3. Siren eyes
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Another trend that erupted from the TikTok chaos is the siren eye makeup which is oh-so-glamorous for a party, understated for a work look and easy to wear. And all you need is your trusty kajal and a brush.
With the idea to accentuate your gaze and give a sultry feel, all you need to do is line your eyes with kajal, the lash lines as well as your waterlines on the top and bottom. Draw it out at the outer corner to create a thin wing. Then take a brush and smudge out the wing.
4. Nude makeup with falsies
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This year’s fashion weeks and your favourite influencers have been favouring huge dramatic lashes over the usual eyeshadow. Fluffy and curled lashes anyway hide your eyelids, so simply go for a nude base and let your lashes do all the talking. False eyelashes that flare up at the outer corner but are shorter at the inner corner give a more natural illusion while not taking away from the glamour of your look.
5. Rhinestone eyes
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Even if you haven’t seen the HBO show ‘Euphoria’, you must have spotted Maddy or Jules’ rhinestoned eyes and graphic eyeliners on your Instagram. It has now emerged from the silver screen as a makeup trend that people are trying in their daily life, so why don’t you? You can either get stick-on rhinestones or play around with loose crystals. But if you are not sure how to go about it, you can never go wrong with the classic rhinestone eyeliner as you simply add rhinestones where you would otherwise put your liner.
6. A single pop of colour
The monochrome trend has really made it easy for those of us who are ever so indecisive. Are you not sure what colour lipstick or blush to compliment your look or what jewellery will go with it? Just wear the same colour all over. And that also goes for your eye makeup as well.
All you need to do is take a nice bright shade like the champagne from the Lakme 9 to 5 Eye Color Quartet - Desert Rose and apply it all over your eyelid. It is extremely vibrant making sure that your eyes shimmer with just one swipe of the product.
7. Grunge kajal
Lazy girls, it is our time to shine! Or are you a makeup newbie who still hasn’t figured out how to blend or draw on winged eyeliner? Well, you too can now look glamorous with this grunge look. All you need is a waterproof kajal.
We love the Lakme Eyeconic Kajal as it doesn’t budge one bit after you apply it. Go to town with it and apply it around your eyes. There is no right or wrong way, a motto of the grunge fashion scene back in the day. And it lasts all day long so you don’t have to worry about it turning patchy by the end of your night.
8. Glittery smokey eye
Who doesn’t love glitter during the festive season? One of the easiest ways to jazz up your look, you can take it one step further and create a glittery smokey eye, perfect for the new year countdown parties. The Lakme Absolute Explore Liquid Eye Shadow Duos - Blackstar Gold-Karat Gold has the perfect balance of matte and glitter to create a smokey eye easily.
This lightweight liquid eye shadow is also buildable which means you can keep it light for a day look or go all out with a dark smokey look for a night out. And the best part is that it quickly dries so you don’t have to worry about it creasing or smudging up. Apply the lighter shade all over your eyelid. Then take the darker brown shade and apply it to the outer corner of your eye. Yep, that’s it!
9. Classic cat eye
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We have no idea why so many of these trends are a blast from the past but we are not complaining. The classic cat eye look is the thick winged eyeliner that was all the rage in the 60s and the 70s and is the perfect example of less is more. Remember those days when you tried to match both your wings and ended up with panda eyes? Bring that energy back and simply draw on a thick line that ends with a thick wing that almost reaches the tip of your eyebrows.
FAQs about best eye makeup looks this winter
Q1. Is eyeliner out of style in 2022?
Au contraire mon cheri! Eyeliners can never go out of style. The graphic liners, cat eye and colourful liners are proof. But, gone are the days when it was absolutely necessary to pair your eyeshadow with eyeliner. You can now wear eyeshadow and leave it at that if you like.
Q2. What eye makeup makes you look younger?
While a smokey eye can make you look older, using a lighter shade on the outer corner can brighten your eyes and lift the sides of your face. Highlighting the brow bone, the inner corner of your eye and even your lower lash line is another way to look younger.
Q3. What is the trending colour of winter 2022?
You are in luck. The bright Barbiecore pink has given way to a blue-purplish shade that suits all skin tones, occasions and outfits. It can be a muted colour for your work outfit or make your makeup look fabulous during your girls’ night out.
And well here are the eye makeup trends of this winter that you can try today. Switch up your work look with a single pop of colour or sport rhinestones at your best friend’s wedding, just take inspiration from our list above.