Sleepy, Siren, Or Doe? How To Do TikTok's Hottest Eye Makeup Trends



If you’re feeling TikTok fatigue right now, don’t worry, we get it. Honestly, it feels like there’s a new trending product or makeup look every other day, and sometimes it’s hard to keep up. Especially when you’re trying to soak up every last ounce of summer fun (with SPF protection, of course). But don’t stress, as per, we gotchu! We’ve rounded up TikTok’s hottest eye makeup trends, so you don’t have to risk getting lost in the BeautyTok hole. Get ready to save these to your mental mood board.

Siren Eyes

The vibe: Maddy energy, all the way. If you haven’t watched Euphoria – get on it, STAT! But in short, Maddy radiates this empowered, sensual, IDGAF vibe that we’re here for. In makeup terms: the look plays with light and shadow to elongate the eye for a sexy, siren finish.

The hype: You’ve probably seen the term siren eyes if you’re a regular on TikTok as it’s accumulated over 530 million views. Erm, sorry, what?! We know it’s crazy. It all started when makeup influencer Danielle Marcan coined the phrase when she created this seductive lewk with elongated flicks of jet-black eyeliner.

How to Do Siren Eyes:

@daniellemarcan you asked, i receive <3 #sireneyes #makeup #beauty #smokey ♬ original sound – DANIELLE

Step 1: Taking a sharp black pencil liner, trace a thin wing starting at the outer corner of your top lash line. Then, take the line onto your brow bone, just above the crease of your lid, and drag towards the inner corner of your eye.

Step 2: Using the same black pencil, line the outer third of your lower lash line and in the waterline of your tear duct.

Step 3: Take a small brush and smudge the liner. Then using the small brush, take some black eyeshadow and accentuate the smudged-out pencil. If you need to clean up any areas, use a Q-tip dipped in micellar water.

Step 4: Finally, taking a gold-toned highlighter, brighten the inner corner of the eye, as well as the center of your upper lid. Finish with layers and LAYERS of mascara, focusing heavily on the outer corner.

@glambymykaila trying out siren eye makeup 🖤✨ #sireneyes #sirenmakeup #makeup #fyp ♬ karma summer walker – rennyxaudios

Doe Eyes

The vibe: Think of doe eyes as the opposite of siren eyes. To continue with the Euphoria makeup casting, doe eyes is giving Cassie, without a doubt. She’s clueless, she’s innocent, and also hella-cute. The aim is to make the eye pop – it’s giving deer in headlights vibe!

@hayleybuix Doe vs siren eyes #makeuptransformation #sireneyes #doeeyes #eyelinerhack ♬ original sound – Carly

The hype: Yet another ultra-hyped up makeup look – doe eyes has over 419 million views. You’ll often see her compared and contrasted to the coveted siren eyes.

How to Do Doe Eyes

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Step 1: Starting at the inner corner of the eye, line your top lash line with a liquid eyeliner. Extend the liner into an upturned classic cat-eye wing.

Step 2: Apply highlighter to the inner corner.

Step 3: Taking a white or cream pencil, line your lower waterline to open up the eye and create a doe-eye effect.

Step 4: Apply a lengthening mascara, pushing your lashes up to elongate them further. Do the same with your lower lashes. To accentuate the eye look, take some tweezers and pinch clusters of the lower lashes together in small sections. This is the ultimate final touch.

@hudabeauty Doe or siren eyes? #foryou #xyzbca #doeeyes #sireneyes ♬ original sound – bernardo

Sleepy Eyes


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The vibe: Think Rue turned glam, if that makes sense. She’s tired and has no energy, but she’s radiating a sultry charm. To get the look, you need to play with dark-tones to emphasize the crease and folds of your eyelid that would naturally be accentuated when you’re tired.

The Hype: On TikTok sleep eyes have amassed over 148 million views, so needless to say, it’s a popular aesthetic. However, this #hashtag actually incorporates a few different kinda makeup looks. For instance, earlier in the year, many TikTokers were using a grey-toned eyeshadow to emphasize their undereye bags. Now the look is being reinvented and popularized with a glamorous edge.


How to Do Sleepy Eyes

@sarahnewsfx Doe and Siren eyes are out Sleepy eyes are in Ib: @elise @Hayley #sleepyeyes #sireneyes #eyeliner #eyelinertutorial #makeup #makeuptutorial ♬ West Coast radio mix sped up – terrencelovesus 🍒

Step 1: Using a large fluffy blush, blend a grey-toned eyeshadow into the crease of your lid, dragging it out to the outer corner. Then, taking a small brush and the same shadow, line your lower lash line.

Step 2: Grab a gel or liquid liner and create a straight wing that focuses on the outer corner. Next, taking a small brush, smudge the liner for a lived-in vibe.

Step 3: Using your eyeliner once again, line the outer corner of your lower lash line and water line. Smudge the liner.

Step 3: Apply mascara or false lashes for a more dramatic finish.

Step 4: Relax your lids, pout your lips, and pose.

Ok, so which look is your fave? Let us know in the comments below.

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