When you're an Instagram-obsessed beauty freak like I am (also known as a beauty editor), you start to see trends to develop in real time: First, you'll see an iteration of the trend during fashion week, which, after multiple months of silence, will lead to a sudden resurrection by one of your favorite makeup artists, which will then lead to a smattering of copycat photos on Instagram, which will quickly devolve into yet another . And today, I bring to you the latest in Internet-created lewks: star liner.
Not to be confused, of course, with NASA's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft capsule, which is set to launch in 2018 and currently controlling the #starliner game on Instagram. No, the star liner trend is essentially a cat eye made totally out of glitter stars.
The look first popped up a few months ago, some one-off regram that made me go, 'oh, huh, pretty,' and since then, it's been recreated by a bunch of random makeup artists who have also been putting their own spin on it, like artist , who layered rows of rainbow stars along both her top and bottom lids.
Of course, I'm not saying that this look is totally wearable on a daily basis, nor is it that practical for literally any situation other than a party or New Year's Eve (unless your office is super chill with self-expression), but I don't care, because this trend harkens back to my elementary school days, when I'd stick stars in the outer corners of my eyes and pretend I was Britney Spears. And that's all that matters, right?
If you're keen on trying star liner at home, which I highly encourage, you can grab some glitter glue, like the , dab it in a thin line over your lids, then place and stick in a line near your lashes. OR, if it's a bit too naked and bold for you, try layering a few stars over black eyeshadow, or draw a line of stars with liquid liner before layering on the glitter. Either way, stars + eyes = happiness, as far as Instagram is concerned. Just promise me you'll be smart with your glitter and go for the whenever possible, since glitter isn't the . Keep reading for more star liner inspo, below!