TikTok loves a good debate, whether it’s how you wear your jeans or how you part your hair. The latest discourse is over eyeliner styles. With over 356 million views, the “siren eyes” hashtag has become popular among makeup gurus. At the same time, the “doe eyes” hashtag has racked up over 322 million views. But unlike the previous debates, TikTok users are embracing both of these trends and showing how the different shapes look on them.
Siren eyes feature a sharp wing that extends farther out both ways, with the inner corners of the eyes being accentuated with an equally sharp point and oftentimes, a darkly-lined waterline. Doe eyes, on the other hand, are highlighted by a white-lined waterline and a short, upwards wing that stops before reaching the inner corners of the eyes.
Since these styles result in such different looks that alter the appearance of the eye, TikTokers are doing both styles on themselves to display the contrast. Creator Hayley Bui kickstarted the “doe eyes vs. siren eyes” trend at the beginning of July, earning over 17 million views and prompting others to join in on experimenting with both looks. Reflecting on the viral trend, she tells Teen Vogue, “It’s amazing what makeup can do!”
Since this is much less permanent than say, the thin eyebrows trend, a lot of beauty enthusiasts are giving the different looks a try. If you’re thinking about giving one of these styles (or both) a shot as well, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite siren- and doe-eye looks on celebrities throughout the years for inspiration. (If you haven’t picked a side, perhaps this will do some convincing.)
1. Bella Hadid
2. Megan Fox
Leave it to Fenty Beauty’s founder to perfect both makeup styles.
4. Alexa Demie
So, are you team doe eyes, team siren eyes, or both? If you still can’t choose, you can check out the siren vs doe eyes hashtag on TikTok for more inspo.