Hop in a time machine to transport you back to the ‘90s, and you’ll be met with a world full of brown lipstick, blue eyeshadow, dark lip liner and bedazzled nails. As we head into 2019 full speed ahead, we’re seeing a fusion of all of these trends, reimagined in new and interesting ways — one of which combines jewel-encrusted nails with plenty of eyeshadow. These rhinestone makeup looks are turning up as eyeliner, bold cut-creases and maximalist, all-over looks, and we’re here for it.
Ahead, check out five rhinestone makeup looks we’re loving on the ‘gram:
This Blown-Out Sequin Wing
This video by Ashley of @ashleykaylamakeup concisely walks you through the steps to get a blown-out sequin eyeliner look. She pairs the bold sequins with shimmery gold and pink eyeshadow and falsies.
The Sequin Cut Crease Wing
Makeup enthusiast Netta Harik brings us a rhinestone makeup look complete with blown-out eyeshadow that’s so pretty and pigmented, we can’t look away. Choose your favorite shade of bold eyeshadow if you’re planning to DIY and use a tweezer to apply those rhinestones with precision.
OK, we know you might not be able to wear this look to work, school, or, let’s say, the grocery store, but you have to admit that it’s pretty damn cool. For a weekend activity ideal for when you’re stuck indoors with nothing to do and a whole lot of rhinestones to spare, give this look a try. Pair it with a glowy, no-makeup makeup look and then prepare to take the boomerang of viral makeup dreams.
The Festival-Ready Lewk
Going to a festival and looking to make a statement? Fix your eyes upon this fire look by @makeupbymaya.s. To bring it to life, she used rhinestones from the craft store and paired them with face and body glitter, falsies, lipstick, highlighter, and brow pomade. Recreate this look, but make it your own with a mix of rhinestones that fit your personality.
Here, makeup artist Amanda D shares a glam eyeliner makeup look using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette, Ofra Cosmetics Beverly Hills Highlight, NYX Professional Makeup White Liquid Liner, rhinestones from the craft store, Koko Lashes in Goddess and Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow in Ebony.