The Siren Eye. It's an alluring, sensual, and sexy take on the classic cat eye. We’ve seen this makeup trend all over our feeds thanks to Tiktok, with Emrata, Alexa Demie, Kendall Jenner, and Bella Hadid all appearing to be embracing their "villain eras" with this lethally sultry look. But you won’t be needing a style team to get this look right. Siren makeup is simple to replicate at home.
With the hero being that dramatically smokey lined eye, it’s a fierce yet feminine makeup technique that elongates, narrows and lifts your eye into a more feline, fox-like shape. Smokey eye makeup looks are so classic, and this dramatic take is so worth a try for your next night out on the prowl.
Sechi Hair Academy is a beauty school that offers a fully accredited beauty course Melbourne. When it comes to makeup, we know how important it is to stay up to date with the trends. You need to work with your client’s visions, and when it comes to viral makeup looks, this is a must for professional makeup artists to master.
RESHAPE YOUR EYEBROWS
To achieve the illusion of elongated, lifted eyes, your eyebrow shape will make all the difference. Aim for more angular, sharp lines by shaving or plucking the tail of the eyebrow, then sharpen the edges with a brow pencil. This will allow you to achieve that ‘lifted’ supermodel look that enhances your sharp smoky eyeliner further.
Bella Hadid has got this look down.
We recommend tackling two in one with the Klara Cosmetics Line and Define eyeliner and eyebrow crayon set. An angled eyebrow crayon is perfect for achieving that sharp look we’re going for with siren makeup.
USE A SMOKEY EYESHADOW TECHNIQUE
To achieve that smokey eye effect that makes this look so powerful, it’s important to get your eyeshadow right. The sharper your lines are, the better, so to make this process easier it’s helpful to use tape as a guide. Apply the tape from the outer edge of your eye to your temple in a diagonal direction. Use this as a guide for your eyeshadow brush.
Using a brown eyeshadow, create a diffused winged shape on the outer crease of your eye. You can go in again with a smaller blending brush and use a deeper brown colour on the outer edge of the lash line to add dimension and shape. Remove the tape to reveal a pristine, sharp-lined shadow, and touch it up if needed.
For smokey eye makeup looks, Klara Cosmetics' 100% pigmented eyeshadows are incredible for definition and colour.
We recommended our Queen of the Nile Eyeshadow Palette for a truly seductive siren makeup. The deep tones of this palette are essential for capturing that dark, powerful look we’re going for.
DEFINE YOUR LOOK WITH EYELINER
Your eyeliner is the hero of this look and is what will define that fox-like gaze.
Starting from the outer third of your eye, follow your eyeshadow to create a wing using either deep brown or black eyeliner. Liquid eyeliner will give you a sharper wing, but you could also choose a pencil liner instead if you prefer a softer look. Then, elongate your eye by applying eyeliner to the inner corners in a v-shape, and add some shimmer to highlight the area. This will help create a more elongated, uplifted effect that transforms the face.
Alexa Demie has been serving this look for years.
ENHANCE WITH LASHES
To enhance this sultry look, use lash extensions to further elongate and define the eye. Apply half lashes to the outer corner of your eyes then, using mascara to sweep your lashes to the side rather than forward. This adds so much definition to your makeup and allows you to enhance that foxy ‘lifted’ eye illusion.
DARKEN YOUR LOOK WITH LIP LINER
To finish off this look, follow along with this dark feminine theme by applying deeper lip tones. 90s lip liner is back in style, so we can use this technique to our advantage. Start with an application of dark brown liner around the parameters of your lips before filling in and blending with a lighter-toned lipstick or gloss. Dark lip liner is the perfect way to add more definition to your lip, and it’s this seductive lip colour that will emit such a powerful feminine energy.
Here's Madelyn Cline's Vouge Tutorial for more insight into the iconic Siren Eye.
Siren Makeup is a simple, yet effective technique that will elevate your look to whole new levels. After some practice, you will be doing all the seducing in no time.
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