Thanks to TikTok, we’re now firmly fixed for our summer hair looks (hello, easy slicked-back hairstyle), and though we like to go more minimal with our makeup in the sun, there is one trend that is doing the rounds on the video platform that we just couldn’t ignore. Introducing: Siren eyes.
So far, the hashtag #SirenEyes has received over 138.6 million views on TikTok and searches for the sultry makeup look have increased by 5,000% in the last month. In short, get on the siren eyes trend now or be left far, far behind.
But what exactly are Siren eyes? Well, the term refers to the Greek mythological creature, the Siren, the legend is that the creature was a dangerous, feminine creature that lures nearby sailors and ships with enchanting music and singing, very similar to mermaids in mythical history.
The act of doing the siren eyes at a romantic interest is meant to trigger a part in the brain that makes them think of pleasure and therefore draws them to you without them even knowing why. Translated into makeup, siren eyes are all about elongating the eye and giving it a lifted, sweeping effect, creating a heavy, sultry feel that seems to soften the gaze without you having to do a thing.