With the holidays so close upon us, many people are starting to get into the whole misteltoe-and-tinsel spirit — and are beginning to dress accordingly. Ugly Christmas sweaters are taken out of drawers, velvet suits get pulled out from the backs of closets, sparkly dresses get worn more often than sweatpants, and shimmery makeup becomes the look du jour. But when considering your holiday style, do you ever pay any attention to your lashes? And by that I mean do you glitter-bomb them the same way you do to the rest of your face? If you don't but feel intrigued, then the tinsel eyelash trend just might be for you.
Sure, it's a little weird. But so is that kitschy holiday sweater you have with the kittens and present bows. 'Tis the season to get a little adventurous and wild with your look.
If you want to go extra with your festive look this year, then tinsel lashes not only bring some sparkle to your eye game, but also a pop of color. Regina Talpa is the 22-year-old mastermind behind this makeup experiment, and when peeking at her Instagram, you glean straight away that a simple smokey eye or a slash of metallic liner is so not her thing. Talpa prefers to flex her creative muscles and use her shadows and brushes like art, sporting avant garde shadow designs and bold hues. So it's no surprise that tinsel lashes struck her as a feasible holiday look.
To achieve the look, she attached real tinsel like individual false lashes, adhering them to her real lash line. But she didn't take the kind of tinsel you throw onto a Christmas tree, since it could be too heavy and floppy. Instead, she took a glittery hair tie (like the ones kids are prone to love) and snipped off a few tinsel strands.
So clever! The cool thing with this look is that you can completely change the color scheme depending what kind of tinsel you use. You can go green, pink, or blue, alternating between a kitschy pink look, or an icy blue and green aesthetic. It's such a diverse look, and definitely promises to turn heads at your next holiday party or wild night out before the holiday weekend.
If you want even more inspiration on how to take your holiday look onto a new level this year, Talpa has plenty more ideas. Take a look at some of her most winter-y takes.