Instagram has become a whole new way for beauty junkies to get their fix — serving as beauty inspo and also as a way for budding makeup artists to share their tricks. The latest viral craze, involving a spoon to create perfect eye makeup looks, is actually no good at all. Keep reading for more on the beauty hack and why you should skip this one.
Chances are you’ve seen the 15-second Instagram clip that beauty blogger Brittney Foley uploaded of herself using a plastic spoon to help her create a super defined, two-toned eyeshadow look. Her video quickly went viral as an easy trick for getting the “perfect” eye makeup every time. But Teen Vogue went to the pros, speaking with a celebrity makeup artist who thinks the spoon trick is a bad idea.
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First, let’s breakdown what’s going on in the video: Brittney demonstrates that placing a spoon on your eyelid will create the perfect cut crease (that razor sharp line Instagram beauty bloggers are famous for creating between the lid and brow bone). Once she outlined the area with the spoon, she removed it and filled in her eyeshadow following the line she created, finishing with black cat eye liner. Seems completely harmless, right?
Makeup artist Nick Barose (he’s behind all of Lupita Nyong’o‘s killer looks) told Teen Vogue the trend isn’t worth trying, saying: “It’s like using a stencil to do your eyebrows; it’s not one shape fits. That’s like saying you should use a ruler to do eyeliner. Beautiful makeup, to me, is not about severely unnatural perfect lines.”
Spoon Eye Makeup Trick — See Why A Celeb Makeup Artist Think It’s A Bad Idea
Nick went on to say, “I’m more about perfect, without being too perfect.” And we couldn’t agree more. While the piled on makeup trends we’ve seen blow up on Instagram look cool under five different filters and the perfect lighting, there’s nothing appealing about the harsh lines in person, which can actually age you.
While there’s no harm in trying Brittney’s trick, instead, we suggest investing in good makeup brushes and blending the colors together for a more seamless finish.
What do you think of this spoon trick? Are you over the super defined Instagram makeup looks, HollywoodLifers?