I Tried The Pom Pom Makeup Trend & It Was Actually Super Cute

May 30, 2017

I Tried The Pom Pom Makeup Trend & It Was Actually Super Cute

I'm a sucker for cute stuff, especially rainbow colored, fluffy cute stuff. So it's likely no surprise to anyone who knows me that I tried the pom pom makeup trend that's been doing the rounds on the internet.

As the name suggests, pom pom makeup is a trend that incorporates pom poms into your beauty look. Yep, I'm talking about good old fashioned pom poms you probably made art with at school, that are available from any craft store. If you're a '90s kid like me, pom pom makeup is sure to pluck a nostalgic chord deep within your soul: It's bound to remind you of rainy days spent indoors crafting with your friends or siblings, while Nickelodeon played in the background, when you only took a break from creating your masterpiece to make edible art out of your Dairylea Lunchables. Ahh, good times.

According to Allure, "MUAs on Instagram have been using the craft supply for eye makeup, brow art, lip art and even a colorful, crazy take on contouring, with the trend can be tracing back to November of last year." Folks on social media have created some stunning looks ranging from a black and gold sparkly pom pom eye look, to lips lined with mini pom poms. There appears to be no boundaries to the ways you can utilize pom poms in your makeup.

So I tried the pom pom makeup look to see how these fluff balls held up IRL.

The Preparation

I started off my look with "natural" makeup, AKA a touch of foundation, filled-in brows, and some blush.

I decided to go for an eye look, as I thought there was more scope to be creative, plus the eyes are the windows to the soul y'all. I wanted a fun colored canvas as the back drop for my kooky beauty look, so I chose a blue eyeshadow.

I used "Filter" from Lime Crime's Venus 2 Eyeshadow Palette for the backdrop of my look. I thought it would make my eyes pop and draw even more attention to my peepers.

I bought a pack of pom poms and I picked out all the tiny ones in colors that I thought might work well with my look.

I applied them along my brow bone using Lime Crime's Glitter Helper. I had originally wanted to use a few pom poms on each eye, but I found them tricky to work with and they took up more room than I'd originally anticipated. Read More