How to Create the New Teased-Lash Trend Everybody's Trying

This look gets better every time you touch it up.

Create the New Teased-Lash Trend
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Good news for those who suffer from Smudged Eye Makeup Syndrome: The latest trend is all about imperfection. On the Fall 2015 runway, makeup artists purposely made eyes messy by letting excess mascara smudge onto the eyelids and "teasing" product into the base of the lashes so they clumped and appeared fuller.

While the application is counterintuitive, the effect is decidedly cool—and ideal for hot summer days when your mascara just won't stay put. Here, we break down the look.

Model applying coat of mascara to lashes

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Pro tip: Maybelline Volum'Express Colossal Chaotic Lash (opens in new tab) mascara has a wand specifically designed to pull off the messy lash look.

Model holding Maybelline Volum'Express Colossal Chaotic Lash mascara

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2. Move the mascara wand gently back and forth to create a thick color base right at the lash line. Remember to get a little mascara on your top lid while you're at it—a bit of messiness is what makes this look so chic. Repeat on your bottom lashes.

Model applying mascara

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3. Add another coat of mascara, this time turning the wand vertically before moving it side to side.

Model applying mascara

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4. Repeat on the bottom lashes. For an even bolder look, repeat steps 1 through 5.

Model with full mascara applied

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