For years, you've been told that clumps are the enemy. In fact, several mascaras have been created just to keep your lashes looking natural, with high-tech wands and bristles that swipe excess mascara off your fringe. But now, the beauty world is taking a cue from '60s icons like Twiggy, Diana Ross, and Jean Shrimpton, and it's saying that clumpy lashes are back.
The spidery look is so trendy that it was seen on countless fall 2015 runways at shows like Nanette Lepore, Cushnie et Ochs, Prada, Gucci, and more. Why the resurgence? Makeup artist Yadim Carranza explains: "Lately, artists have been mixing it up with underliner, daring lips, more lashes than ever, and chancy colors, and we continue to see that trend this season along with disorganized mascara," he says. "The badder, the better. The beauty of this look is [that it's] rebellious and seductive, and it looks gorgeously real, like you've partied until the sun came up."
Mainstream beauty brands like Maybelline New York are even launching thicker specialty formulas that promise the sought-after separated, clumpy look in just a few swipes. (Their ad below for Colossal Chaotic Lash out this June says it all.)
How do you nail this look and still feel sexy? It's all about coating your lashes with tons of mascara, wiggling the wand horizontally from roots to ends on your top lashes, and holding the wand vertically to cover your lower lashes. The cool thing about this look is that you can't mess it up, since messy is what it's all about!
Need some sexy lash inspo to help you get on board with this trend? Say no more. Here are 10 behind-the-scenes shots that you'll want to pin immediately.