Even though ear makeup isn’t exactly a new concept, most people have shied away from trying it out — until now. Since lipsticks have sort of become redundant (thanks to face masks), beauty junkies and experts are on the lookout for newer ways to channel their creativity with makeup. This is what has brought the ear makeup trend back in vogue.

Ear makeup entails painting your ears in solid metallic colours or creating cute patterns and motifs along your ear lobe. This trend may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but we really think it’s worth trying out, especially if you like experimenting with your makeup.

To help you get on board, we’ve listed down five cute and wearable ways to sport ear makeup in 2021.


01. Gold ear cuffs

Gold ear cuffs

Image courtesy: @existentialaesthetics

If you feel like ear makeup can’t be worn to work, then this delicate gold ear cuff design will surely prove you wrong. We love the simplicity of this ear makeup and how it can instantly perk up your look without looking too dramatic.


02. Ear contouring

Ear contouring

Image courtesy: @hypnotique

Ear contouring is a common makeup trend start by the Kardashian-Jenner clan to make their ears appear more defined and delicate. And we love how this gold foil makeup has a similar effect, just a tad bit dressier.


03. Holographic details

Holographic details

Image courtesy: @luriemua 

If you like edgy makeup looks and don’t mind experimenting, then this stunning holographic design will totally work for you. Wear it to a music festival or a costume party to ensure that your makeup aesthetics totally stand out!


04. Delicate florals

Delicate florals

Image courtesy: @marieclairebr

This ear makeup design totally reminds of European summers, and we can’t wait to pair with all our cute summer dresses. The delicate design mixed with the colourful flowers adds a beautiful feminine touch to the whole look. We love!


05. Painted earlobe

Painted earlobe

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If you really cannot see yourself creating intricate designs, but still want to give the trend a try, you can start with painting your ear lobe in a solid colour. It’s super easy to recreate and still looks oh-so-trendy. And you don’t necessarily have to stick to gold, you can use just about any colour to match your outfit or mood for the day.

Main image courtesy: @marieclairebr