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A Shot of Espresso

Mar/02/2024 / by Team Seema

The newest viral makeup trend amplified by a South Asian actress

If last year was all about the latté look, this spring has been honing toward a darker hue. Marked by deep chocolate browns and black coffee colors, the #EspressoMakeup trend already has more than 50 million views on TikTok. 

The trend was recently amplified by Poorna Jagannathan, who stars in season four of Netflix show Never Have I Ever, where deep brown shades adorned both her eyes and lips in a recent photoshoot on Instagram. The monochromatic look tends toward a grunge aesthetic, making it ideal for evenings or looks that need a little more edge in their styling. 

To achieve the look, apply a deep, rich brown to the creases and edges of your eyes. You can follow up with a more subtle brown or beige color on the middle part of your eye. Complement it with a dark eyeliner, extending past the lid for a bit of dramatic flair. Pick a dark, rich lip color — matte or gloss — to finalize the high caffeine glam.  

Here are a few products to help get the look: 

Rhode Peptide Lip Tint in Espresso Brown

Hailey Bieber was an early adopter of the coffee-inspired trend, and her peptide lip gloss leaves the perfect blend of tint and high-gloss for pretty, plumped lips. $16,

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in The Sophisticate 

Complete with cream, tan, taupe & chocolate shades, make this your one-stop shop for rich, blendable espresso eye color. $55,

Live Tinted Hueliner Longwearing Pencil Liner in Brown

We’ve long loved this South Asian-founded brand that puts inclusive beauty first. This perfectly balanced brown liner contains argan oil and hyaluronic acid to help glide on eyelids effortlessly. $20,


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