The return of spring weather — and the possibility of a post-quarantine summer that’s set to follow — has put many of us in a more celebratory mood in the last few months. Now, with mask mandates being lifted throughout the country, we can’t think of a better time to transform your everyday makeup looks by adding all sorts of drama and color. Whether or not you’ve got big party plans in your future, there’s an eye makeup trend out there that’ll bring the party to you: “confetti” eyeliner.
Confetti eyeliner was recently featured in MAC Cosmetics’s 2021 spring and summer makeup trend report, and while it can typically be characterized as a colorful, dotted version of a classic cat eye, you can really make it look however you want it to. Whether that means lining your eyes with dots in every color of the rainbow or even applying the colors to your entire lid, the options are endless.
Even better? This look is easy to do on your own at home, and you can even give your dots a perfectly imperfect look that actually resembles real confetti. All you’ll really need to have on hand is a gel, liquid, or pencil eyeliner in any vivid color that’ll pop around your eyes. Some of our favorites include the NYX Epic Wear Liquid Liner ($10), the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil ($22), and the Lime Crime Venus Liquid Liner ($18).
Read ahead for more reasons to try the confetti eyeliner trend.