Hey, beauties! My latest visit with Cityline had us chatting about two eye looks that recently took the internet by storm, and is sparking debate over which look is the most popular. If you’ve been on TikTok the last few months, you know exactly the trend we’re talking about: doe-eyes vs. siren-eyes. Both are definitely having a moment right now – and we’re here for it!
This beauty trend is all about showing the transformative power of makeup. With slightly different application techniques, you can drastically change an eye look from a cute and innocent gaze, to a more fierce, seductive stare. In simple terms, cute eyes vs. sexy eyes.
So, what exactly is the difference between the two looks? And how can you achieve them? Read on to find out how to get the perfect doe eyes or sirens eyes!
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What Are Doe Eyes?
Doe eyes are characterized by their large, round shape, and somewhat droopy appearance. The look is achieved by using a white eyeliner to create softer, more innocent-looking eyes. It has a classic Hollywood glam feel while still being an easy look to pull off, and an incredibly wearable option for daytime. The doe-eyed makeup look has been made popular by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, and Amanda Seyfried.
How To Create A Doe Eye Makeup Look
There’s something so captivating about a doe-eyed gaze. It’s dreamy, romantic, and alluring – and thankfully, it’s easy to achieve with minimal supplies! Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Apply matte bone shade across the lid. Keep this shade as close to the skin-color as possible. Our Fancified Palette contains a great matte beige tone to act as your base.
Step 2: Apply a matte bronzer in the crease, rounding it off on outer edges of eyes (do not pull or wing the shadow out). This adds depth and gives the illusion of bigger eyes. I’m a sucker for our Maui Mood Bronzer – medium-toned and perfect for all skin types!
Step 3: Line the eyes with a liquid eye liner all the way across the eye and create a small wing at the outer corner of each eye.
PRO TIP: Going in with a liquid liner right away is going to be tricky and likely messy. I like to use a brown shadow to first create the shape. You want the liner to be thin on the inner corner and gradually get thicker towards the outside of the eye. Stop the liner at the end of your lashes. Do not extend the liner.
Step 4: Next, apply a full fluttery lash on the eyes. The Basic Boss Lash collection contains a range of lashes that are perfect for the doe-eyed look.
Step 5: Then, take a nude or white pencil (like Charlotte Tilbury’s tried-and-true nude eyeliner!) and swipe it in your bottom lash line. Dust a little bit of matte bronzer under the bottom lash line and finish with a touch of mascara on bottom lashes. This L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara is one of my top budget picks.
PRO TIP: A pop of highlighter on the inner corner of the eyes will help the eyes open up even more.
That’s it – finish off the look with your favorite lip color and you’re good to go!
What are Siren Eyes?
Siren eyes, on the other hand, are all about making the eyes look longer, sharper, and more almond-shaped. The TikTok community is calling it “the vixen era” over its smoldering, sultry vibe. Siren eyes is a new take on the classic winged liner look – with a whole lot more sass and mystery. The likes of Megan Fox and Angelina Jolie were the OG’s of wearing this eye look on the red carpet – always aiming to enhance their sex appeal.
How To Create A Siren Eye Makeup Look
Siren eyes is a slightly more risque take on the doe eyes look. It will also make the eyes appear much smaller than its counterpart. This look is achieved by using a black eyeliner to create darker, more intense eyes. Feeling fierce? Then the siren eye look is the way to go! Here are the steps:
Step 1: Unlike its doe-eyed counterpart, skip the bone tone shadow all over the eyelid.
Step 2: Place a little matte bronzer in the crease and focus on elongating the eyes.
Step 3: Take a darker brown shadow and smoke out the outer lash line.
Step 4: Line only the outer eyes with a dark brown pencil, shadow or liquid liner. I highly recommend this eyeliner pencil from Makeup By Mario – it’s extremely pigmented, super blendable, and delivers full coverage needed for the siren look!
PRO TIP: Keep the wing elongated and not too lifted up. The aim is a really angular shape. Imagine a ruler and you want to line the eyes on the outside only and then keep that line adding a little bit of an angular shape to the tear duct area as well.
Step 5: Pop on mascara, and place lashes (cut in half) only on the outer 3rd of the lash line. Cutting lashes in half is how we achieve the cat-eye look, and also a way to double our product value – win-win!
There you have it – a show-stopping eye look perfect for a night out, or if you just want to channel your inner femme fatale!
Which look will you be rocking this fall?! Let us know in the comments below and check out this link for the full Cityline segment!