From glittery liquid eye shadows to neon colours, let’s take a look at the top 10 eye makeup looks that are trending in 2022.
Now that the sweltering heat of summer is over, it is time to get back to our elaborate eye makeup trends that won’t end up as tear tracks by the end of the day. We’ve been catching up with trends from the West all season long and now it’s about time we jump on the liquid eyeshadows bandwagon as well. Right from OTT shows to fashion weeks, everybody is going big and bold with liquid eyeshadows.
So with that in mind, let’s get into the top eyeshadow trends 2022 and how to create them.
1. Dramatic eyes
This year is all about making up for lost time, whether dressing up to go window shopping or catching up with friends at the café. So, what better way to get ahead of the pandemic and the new mask culture than to go all out on your makeup with a dramatic statement eye?
Take inspiration from the latest fashion weeks and draw some graphic eyeliner wings with the Lakme Absolute Explore Liquid Eye Shadow Duo's ‘Karat Gold’ on the inner corner of your eye and the ‘Blackstar Gold’ to smoke out the look. Featuring perfect combos of matte and glitter shades, play around with the texture by using this liquid eye shadow to experiment on your eyes. This trending eyeshadow duo comes in 4 variants with 2 shades each so that you can create multiple looks on-the-go. We love it for it gives a seamless crease free look, is lightweight and buildable, and the application too is super easy and smooth.
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2. Neon eye makeup look
What better way to stand out in this gloomy and dull monsoon weather than with a pop of neon colour on your eyes?
Go for a single bold colour over your eyelid or play around with a smudged look with neon colours from the Lakme Absolute Infinity Eye Shadow Palette - Pink Paradise like the pink and green shades. And if you’re you tired of your usual browns, channel the 80s with a neon green or a pink – or better yet mix both!
3. Metallic eyeshadow
We don’t know what was going on in the 2010s but we’re glad that the hate for metallic eyeshadows is now over. For 2022, it’s all about creating a mini disco right on your eyelids. Not ready to experiment fully? Well, the Lakme Absolute Explore Liquid Eye Shadow Duo let's you tone down the shiny and metallic champagne shade ‘Cashmere Love’ with a subtle matte ‘Diamond Black’ that still keeps things fun and highly pigmented for a look that even catches attention in those dark and blurry clubbing selfies.
4. Pastel colours
If you thought that only certain colours dominated seasons, boy is 2022 going to prove you wrong. Spring may be over, but pastel colours are still a thing as they seem to suit every skin tone. Whether you want to play with pinks or oranges, the Lakme Absolute Infinity Eye Shadow Palette - Coral Sunset is for you. Take the smoky eye trend and run the opposite way by highlighting the outer corner of your eye with bright colours like nude, peach or copper.
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5. Bejeweled eyes
The HBO phenomenal TV show ‘Euphoria’ may have ended in February, but that hasn’t stopped fans and influencers from recreating the iconic “Maddy” eye makeup full of rhinestones, glitter and bold wings for her look.
While Maddy loved her blues, switch it up with some pastel glitters like ‘Pink Champagne and ‘Copper Glitter’ of the Lakme Absolute Explore Liquid Eye Shadow Duo. And don’t fret as this trend isn’t as hard as it looks. With the liquid eyeliner being easy and smooth to apply, you have your base set. Simply go crazy with the rhinestones, whether you want to trace them along your lash line or punctuate the end of your wings, whatever works best for your eye shape.
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6. Neutral eyeshadow and white eyeliner
Say you want to kick it up a notch at your workplace but still want to keep things professional. We’ve got you! For an understated but rich eye makeup look go with the Lakme Absolute Explore Liquid Eye Shadow Duo’s ‘Earthy Matte’ and ‘Shimmering Sunset’ as it’s lightweight and easy to build up and saturate your eyes to your liking.
It also dries quickly so that the eyeshadow doesn’t crease the moment you blink. Take advantage of that by putting your own spin on this nude eye makeup trend by outlining with a white eyeliner for that oomph factor.
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7. Green eyeshadow
While no one knows why monotone shades are all the rage now, we can probably guess as it is pretty easy to apply even if you’re a beginner. But a recurring theme seems to be a monotone green look or playing with different shades of this cool colour during the Spring/Summer fashion weeks. We’d recommend the Lakme Absolute Infinity Eye Shadow collection, as it has several shades of greens at your fingertips for you to mix and match or to keep it simple.
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8. Glitter eye trend
While glitter can be messy to wear as it falls everywhere, a glitter liquid eyeshadow puts you in control of your masterpiece. No wonder it’s trending as it also has a vibrant finish that highlights the glitter even more once it dries. Don’t believe us? The Lakme Absolute Explore Liquid Eye Shadow Duo’s ‘Blackstar Gold’ and ‘Karat Gold’ gives us the perfect contrasting look that makes your eyes look as dazzling as the stars themselves. It lasts a long time and doesn’t crease, letting you flaunt your look all night.
9. Two-toned look
If you haven’t figured it out by now, 2022 is all about easy yet glamorous makeup styles that anyone and everyone can try. Try two-toning your eyes with the Lakme 9 to 5 Eye Color Quartet Eye Shadow - Royal Peacock‘s blue on your lower lash line and the purple on your eyelid.
With two-tone looks, you can also experiment with several other combinations. Apply blue on one eye and green on another; highlight a brown lid with purple in the inner corner, or get funky with green on the lid and blue on the brow bone - the possibilities are endless!
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10. Reverse cat-eye look
Want to keep it simple? Elevate your day eye makeup look by reversing the iconic cat-eye eyeliner wings. Instead of highlighting the eyelid, go along the lower lid. And no, we don’t mean the desi kajal look.
Using the Lakme Eyeconic Liquid Eyeliner which has a unique flex-tip brush for accurate drawing, get to tracing on the lower lash line. It is also waterproof and dries quickly so that you don’t have to worry about messing up or looking like you have a black eye. Wing it out by extending the liner on the inner and outer corner of your eye and then fill in the waterline. And you’re done!
Have you tried any of these looks yet? Don’t wait, make the most of these trends while they last!