Instagram has birthed some pretty interesting trends, to say the least. (Yes, we’re looking at you, barbed-wire brows.) The latest trend that’s sweeping the ‘gram one-ups delicate floral eyeliner and definitely calls for a green thumb — because it involves REAL flowers.
Dubbed “terrarium eyes,” 19-year-old MAC Cosmetics makeup artist Ellie Costello uses real flowers, leaves, and other plants to decorate her eyelids. She shares the looks on Instagram, of course. She seems to have started the trend two months ago with a look called “Enchanted Forest.”
Her next couple looks soon followed. “Here is my entry to the @nyxcosmetics_uk #faceawardsuk,” Costello captioned a photo of a makeup look featuring several white and yellow blooms in a yellow-and-purple work of art. “I was inspired by the flowers growing in my garden (I apologise to my mum for the now missing flowers).”
She says teenage beauty blogger @ItsJuneJune inspired her to experiment with flowers in her work. Costello names Forget-Me-Nots as her favorite flower in her garden, which she used in a few of her latest looks. The more extravagant version (above) has racked up nearly 3,000 likes. While a simpler version (below) has almost 5,000 hearts.
BRB, heading to the garden to pick some flowers.
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(h/t Teen Vogue; photo via @makeupisart_x)