That’s right, as bizarre as it sounds our lobes get to steal the spotlight. I mean, it’s only fair that they get as much attention as the rest of our face.
Eyeliner isn’t just for your eyes, it’s now doubled up as ear paint and we all know the uses of glitter are endess…but there’s a fine line between out of this world cute and full blown space cyborg!
Like marmite, you’ll either love or hate this crazy trend…
It all started on the catwalk but if you’re a daredevil it doesn’t mean you can’t rock it on your next night out. It’s perfect if you want to dress up a high bun or make a bold statement when you tuck one side of your hair behind your ear.
King Kylie has revealed in the past that she loves contouring her ears before a red carpet event and in her tutorial for ‘smoky rock star’ make-up on her app, make-up artist Hrush Achemyan is seen brushing Kylie’s ears with bronzer!
As crazy as it sounds, Hrush actually brings up an important point, ‘just like your neck, your ears are a part of your face’ and having your face one colour and your ears another is ‘really not cute’, says Hrush.
But rather than contouring, we can’t stop staring at the bolder art designs seen on the ears of models at Paris Fashion Week 2014, when black liquid liner was used to fill models’ lobes for Anthony Vaccarello’s show. We also love the use of metallic paints more recently seen at Louis Vuitton Spring 2016 and Yadim’s use of gold glitter for Opening Ceremony earlier this February.
It’s like jewellry for your ear without the pain of piercing, genius!
This silver glitter used by Yadim at Opening Ceremony instantly adds edge and is so cool, we can only hope to pull it off too! It actually looks better when its slightly imperfect so don’t worry if you don’t have a steady hand.
Clearly this trend won’t be for everyone but if you’re interested in giving it a try- think outside the box, your ear is a blank canvas to experiment with!
By Sophia Pathak @sophia_pathak