Words: Aluwani Ratshiungo

2017 saw a rise of minimalism in global makeup trends but it doesn’t mean your makeup has to be boring. These graphic yet simple takes on eye makeup will give your neutral makeup look instant edge.

Upside down eyeliner

Lower lids are taking centre stage with bold shades of eyeliner (and eyeshadow) slashed across the lower lash line. For a more subtle look, line the waterline instead.

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The Floating Crease

“The Floating Crease” is a minimal and modern iteration of the cut crease. If you want your floating crease to be softer and less graphic, blend out the eyeliner with the eyeshadow or simply use eyeshadow instead of eyeliner.

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Bright eyeshadow

Bold flashes/strokes of eyeshadow or eyeliner across the eyelid are also a fun way to achieve a daring summer eye-makeup look.

Images: Kgomotso Neto / Philipp Raheem

Keep your make-up neutral this summer and let your eyes do the talking.