If you follow Instagram beauty trends as closely as we do, you’d know that tortoiseshell is the most coveted and happening pattern taking over our feeds RN. First, we saw an outpour of tortoiseshell nails and now, it is the tortoiseshell eye makeup that is stealing the show and how.

We spotted beauty blogger Debasree Banerjee (@debasreee) rocking the look a while back and fell in love with the whimsical pattern. If you are a sucker for quirky eye makeup looks and are always looking for new beauty trends to try, you have to give the tortoiseshell eye makeup a go.

It may take a few tries and some time to perfect the look, but with a little help from us, you can get it right with ease. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial that’ll help you ace the tortoiseshell eye makeup like a pro. Let’s begin…


How to

How to

Step 01: Moisturise and prime your lids

Step 02: Stick a scotch tape on the crease of your upper lid and outer corner of your eye so you can get a neat cat-eye shape

Step 03: Take a tawny, yellow shade for the base colour and pack it on the entire lid. Then apply a brown eyeshadow and blend

Step 04: Next, take a dark brown or black eyeshadow and create abstract patterns similar to the blotches on a tortoiseshell and blur the edges

Step 05: Remove the scotch tape and voila! Line your eyes and wear a couple coats of mascara to finish the look.