How to get sultry, Sophia Loren-style ‘siren’ eyes

This softer, smokier, subtler version of the classic flick is a solid win that can be done on all eye shapes

The hack
The perfect feline eyeliner flick remains one of the most popular makeup looks of the post-war years, but could it be eclipsed by the trend for siren eyes? Many TikTokers, YouTubers, Instagrammers and celebrities seem to think so.

The test
Siren eyes are a smoky, softer version of the upwards eyeliner flick. It’s more subtle and also, crucially, easier to do, as it needs less precision. Take a dark brown or black eyeshadow, and using a small angled brush, line your upper lashes with shadow, as you would with eyeliner. When you reach the outer corner of the eye, draw the shadow slightly up and out, creating a soft flick. Take a smaller smudging brush to wing the line out even more, for that sultry Sophia Loren style.

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