"Banana" Eyeliner Is the Latest Retro Makeup Trend to Make a Comeback
Of all the makeup products out there, eyeliner is the most polarizing. Some find it too challenging to master and avoid it at all costs; others can't get enough and are constantly on the hunt for a new trend to experiment with. If you're a proud member of #TeamEyliner, you're going to love the "banana" eyeliner trend.
Banana eyeliner first gained popularity in the 1960s, but is making a comeback. The particular look features liner just above the crease of the eyelid — hence following the shape of a banana — to give a graphic floating effect that's visible when the eye is open and closed. Twiggy famously wore banana liner in the '60s, and the look has been replicated countless times since then and has inspired many of our favorite eyeliner trends. Celebrity makeup artist Allan Avendaño recently created a makeup look for his long-time client Jenna Ortega, which incorporated the banana eyeliner trend paired with voluminous top lashes and extra-long, clumpy bottom lashes to finish off the retro look.
What makes this makeup trend superior to other graphic eyeliner styles is how easy it is to do yourself. While many abstract eyeliner shapes that are currently trending are equally as stunning, they require a certain level of skill. Because the banana eyeliner trend involves a single curved line that hugs below your brow bone, it can be a bit easier to do with little to no prior makeup skills. Liquid, gel, pencil, or cream eyeliners all work for this look, just be sure to stock up on an array liner shades. A few of our favorite eyeliners are the NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Liner Stick Long Lasting Eyeliner Pencil ($8), Shiseido MicroLiner Ink ($22), Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil ($22), and the Sisley Paris Phyto-Khol Star Matte Eyeliner Pencil ($59).
Get more inspiration for the banana eyeliner makeup trend ahead.