This New TikTok Liner Trend Deserves ALL Your Attention

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The beauty of makeup is it can be used in endlessly creative ways, and thankfully, we have social media to share the art that is makeup. The latest killa concept? Using concealer to carve out a fierce winged liner look. Yup, TikTokers have kicked basic black eyeliners to the curb and have instead opted for concealers, our trusty hide-and-seekers. Here’s everything you need to know about this #NoMakeupMakeup eyeliner trend.

The Trend

@maytahmi When ur darker eyelids become useful x #editorialmakeup #linertutorial #eyeliner #makeuphacks ♬ Music For a Sushi Restaurant – Harry Styles

Prepare yourself – this is no ordinary liner look. Beauty baddie and trendsetter, MUA May Akhtar designed the #transparenteyeliner look with some now-you-see-me, now-you-don’t magic, earning 1.1M TikTok views. In case you’ve missed out, her stripped-bare version of the classic wing doesn’t use the standard black eyeliner – no, it uses concealer to create the sharpest wing of your dreams.

@babytiff.mua new transparent eyeliner trend, would you try it? 😍 #trending #makeuptutorial #4u #transparenteyeliner #makeuptrends ♬ original sound – 🙂

The lesson here? Don’t limit your concealers to hiding dark circles and snatching your cheekbones – they can do a whole lot more! Instead, swap out your black eyeliner for a creamy concealer like our new Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Luminous Matte Concealer, $29. Use a shade that’s one or two shades lighter than your regular concealer shade (that’s your brightening shade in our complexion shade matching guide). Remember, the lighter you go, the more your liner’s going to pop.

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Next, prime your lids with an eyeshadow primer for long-lasting wear. Then, use a flat angled brush dipped in concealer and draw a thin line, starting from your lower lash line towards the tail end of your brow. Connect the line to the center of your eye to create an empty wing shape. To finish, gently pat the concealer into the skin and then blend outwards for a seamless finish. 

@maytahmi Reply to @hellogizely sorry it’s a day late but here u goooo ☺️ #transparentliner #eyelinertutorial #editorialmakeup ♬ Music For a Sushi Restaurant – Harry Styles
Pro-tip: Prepping and setting the eye area is key here. As the skin under your eyes is especially delicate, so start off with a hydrating serum like our Huda Beauty Eye Lift & Contour Serum, $45, to prep and prime your base. Finish by setting the look in place with our Huda Beauty Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder, $35, for smudge-free wear.
@aysiaco Eyeliner Inspired by: @maytahmi Undereyes Inspired by: @naezrah ♬ SEE YOU SEE TEASER – Gully Boys Band

We know a versatile look when we see it. We love how beauty maven Aysia incorporated the #fairycore trend of pastels and shimmers. Part of the trend’s appeal is that it can be paired with the entire color spectrum and everything from a small natural flick to a totally dramatic wing.

And can we take a minute to appreciate this sexy, glossy-lid edition of transparent liner, too?

@maytahmi The people wanted gloss!!! Transparent liner is actually so cool hehe #graphicliner #linermakeup #editorialmakeup ♬ money trees – 🍪

One word: DOPE!

Orrrrrrr make it more dramatic and wear it solo as qween Wendy Asumadu does here. We’re vibing hard with this natural wing illusion and love that it’s bold enough to turn heads but subtle enough to wear every day.

TikTok’s also gifted us plenty of concealer hacks over the years, including a technique that lifts your face in 30 seconds flat?! If you’re curious, here are our favorites.

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