Ear Makeup Is the Crazy New Trend We Can't Stop Staring At

Spotted at NYFW.

Design by Dana Tepper

Original Post, 6/30/16: It was back in 2014, at Paris Fashion Week, that ear makeup first became a thing. Designer Anthony Vaccarello sent his models down the runway with graphic, inky lobes that were drawn on with black liquid liner. Makeup artist Tom Pecheux was going for a quasi jewelry look. Kind of like a second-skin ear cuff.

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Since then, Pat McGrath created a silver statement ear for Louis Vuitton Spring 2016 and Yadim dreamed up full-on glitter ears for Opening Ceremony.

Design by Dana Tepper

Always one for a mesmerizing next-level look, I loved all of them, but definitely chalked it up to something that would stay exclusive to the runways.

However, I recently found myself Insta-stalking makeup artist Violette—as one does—and discovered two more gorgeous ear makeup looks. In a classic case of American-girl-tries-to-steal-French-girl-steeze, I instantly wanted to turn my own ears into a canvas. Could this be the new statement brow?

The first was a shiny gold accent lobe she created for CR Fashion Book. A perfect complement to cool-girl-beloved small gold hoops, it would be easy enough to recreate with Stargazer's Face and Body Paint in Metallic Gold.

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The next, was an intergalactic-looking silver ear in which she traced the outlines of the outer and inner ear with silver paint. Sorry Kylie Jenner, but this is my kind of ear contouring.

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Only time will tell if non-fashion/beauty people will jump on the ear art train. But let's face it...crazier things have happened.

UPDATE, 9/13/16 : And it continues! Backstage at Proenza Schouler Spring 2017 during New York Fashion Week, we spotted a handful of models sporting graphic yellow or white painted lobes. The look—created by Diane Kendal for MAC using the brand's Chromacake mixed with water—served as a perfect counterpart to the collection's oversized geometric earrings.

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