eyes can’t believe their eyes.
A Big Apple cosmetics influencer is making waves online thanks to her expert makeup tricks that create the optical illusion that her eyes are completely different shapes.
“Want to see something super crazy?” asks veteran beauty specialist Melanie, known digitally as @Melbellles to her 51,000+ TikTok followers, in her trending video.
In the head-turning post, which has more than 5.4 million views, Melanie – who is said to have worked as a makeup artist in New York and New Jersey for ten years – can be seen covering her left eye with her hand while her right remains visible to the eye.
Her right eye is adorned with false lashes, thick eyeliner on her lid, and light liner along the brim of the lower lid.
“We’ve always had this philosophy that if you have a thicker liner on top, no wing, and a highlighter or a lighter shade of concealer on the waterline, your eyes will appear naturally larger,” she said.
“That’s what they call a doe eye,” Melanie continued with her expanded and iridescent orb. “It makes the eye very large, very bright.”
The professional MUA then covered her right eye with her hand, revealing that the left one had a slimmer cut and darker shade.
“That used to be called a fox eye. Now they call it siren eyes,” she explained, noting that she’d pulled her eyeliner and added a wing — an extension of eyeliner that’s applied as a thin, diagonal line on the upper lid, extending past the corner of the eye toward the temple.
“So that makes the eye a lot smaller, a lot more elongated, almond-shaped,” Melanie said. “What you do is put a wing very high up on the end and then leave a little gap in the middle and you [extend the liner past the inner corner of your eye] to make the eye appear much longer.”
She then uncovered both eyes, allowing virtual viewers to see her two opposing peepers side by side.
“How crazy is the difference?” she asked, adding that she has a half lash or a strip of false lashes that covers just the outer corner of the lid attached to her left eye. Right she struck a full whip. “You can see the difference in the shape of my eyes.”
And beauty fans were blown away by her makeup magic.
“If the men find out we can transform, they’ll tell the church!” teased one startled commenter.
“The difference is insane. Madness!” wrote another. And other equally stunned viewers left surprised remarks like “Wow” and “I’m shaken.”
But Melanie assured fans that anyone is able to recreate her makeup magic.
“Makeup is basically just an illusion,” she said. “You can change the shape of any part of your face with makeup alone.”
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