Chunky Gradient Lashes Inspired By A Venomous Sea Creature

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File under: weird but strangely alluring.

I’ve always been into colored lashes, and now that beauty is all gradient everything, I've decided to take things a step further, to chunky gradient lashes. 

This look is a little polarizing, mostly because my inspiration is more sea anemone than runway. But since my makeup experimentation motto is "you can always just wash it off," here we go.

For reference:    

sea anemone

Those tentacles are filled with venom. RAWR. But pretty, no? 

Personally, I think this look is cool for when you don’t want to do much else with your face, but are still down for something striking, yet strange.

Here's What You'll Need 

colour flash mascara essence

Essence Colour Flash Mascara in 02 Miss Sue Blue, Johnson's Baby Powder, makeup brush

Get yourself a colored mascara (or DIY one), some baby powder, and a small brush. 

I used Essence Colour Flash in 02 Miss Sue Blue. It’s pigmented enough to cover my black lashes, albeit a bit clumpy. But clumpy is kind of like chunky, and I like chunky things--heels Kit Kats, and peanut butter, for instance.   

Start by curling your lashes.

bare lashes

Now apply a layer of colored mascara.

2 lashes first layer.jpg

Using a brush, add some baby powder on top of the mascara.

baby powder lashes

Add another coat of mascara. This time you can do your bottom lashes, too. 

4 lashes blue.jpg

Repeat until you reach your desired level of chunkiness. 

baby powder lashes

Brush those lashes out and add another coat of baby powder, but only to the ends of the lashes. 

The powder won't last ages, so if you want a longer lasting gradient effect, try a white mascara. It does, however, work to make that blue much brighter.

Underwater chic or alien chic? 

Underwater chic or alien chic? 

I kept the rest of my face simple with just concealer, brow powder, and lip balm.

bare face blue lashes.jpg
A non-natural, natural look.

A non-natural, natural look.

  • Do you wear colored lashes?
  • Are you over this whole gradient thing?
  • Which is better, regular Kit Kat or chunky Kit Kat?