Hot Glue Eyeliner Is The Bizarre Yet Bold Viral TikTok Trend You Need To Try

If you've found your interest piqued by eye-catching trends like a graphic liner or LED liner, then you might want to give other bold eyeliner looks a try. As Claire Mulleady, a national make-up artist for Givenchy Beauty, told Harper's Bazaar, "Dramatic and colorful eyeliner looks are a fun way to be creative with your make-up, but they also have the potential to lift and elongate the eye and make your eye color pop. The great thing about this trend is that there are so many ways to wear it, taking the elements that appeal to you the most."

Of course, if you don't have the skills of a professional makeup artist, then you might find it difficult to nail certain styles. In that case, you can take advantage of a particular TikTok beauty trend that makes it super easy to achieve bold eyeliner. We're referring to hot glue eyeliner. Yes, you read that right. While it sounds like something that might result in unfortunate burns on your face, it's actually a clever way to keep things simple yet stunning.

Making waves on TikTok, user @cutcreaser posted their melted beskar eyeliner with a nod to the shiny material seen in "The Mandalorian." Featuring silver-colored lines that swoop, curve, and arch across the eyelid, the result was so striking that it earned a comment from the Star Wars TikTok account, as well as plenty of admirers, and it's easy to see why.

How to create hot glue eyeliner

Fortunately for anyone who wants to give hot glue eyeliner a try, @cutcreaser shared how to achieve the technique. In a detailed TikTok tutorial, which also gave credit to others who have used this method in their own ways, she explained how you can do it yourself.

First and unsurprisingly, the creator grabs a hot glue gun and quickly points out that you should not put the scalding sticky stuff directly onto your face until it's been properly prepared. She then sets down a stainless steel pallet she can use as a surface to work on. Next, she squeezes some hot glue onto the mirror into the shapes she wants for the eyeliner. She suggests using a gentle touch and a smooth motion. After letting it cool — which is obviously an important step — she rubs on eyeshadow to add colorful pigments. You'll also want to trim away any strings of glue dangling and snip the lines to the perfect shapes. Finally, she uses eyelash glue to stick the hot glue eyeliner into place.

You should also note that @cutcreaser offers some extra advice, saying you need to be patient while learning to perfect this technique. Once you do, this initial look is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the possibilities. There are plenty of other ways to play around with this trend and you may want to try them all.

Rainbow squiggles to melted gold hot glue eyeliner

Now that you know the basics of how to nail the hot glue eyeliner technique, you can try out a few other versions of this bold trend. For instance, if you adore color, then you surely won't be able to resist the gradient neon rainbow squiggles from another TikTok user, @beatsbydeb. Using a specific application that puts a powder puff, NYX jumbo eye pencil, and some seriously stellar pigments to good use, she achieves radiant results that are oh-so-enviable.

If you're looking for something that's both edgy and elegant, then you definitely have to give @cutcreaser's melted gold variation a try (via TikTok). Using the same initial steps to create the eyeliner shapes with hot glue, she then coats the cooled rubbery substance with shimmery gold eyeshadow and pops the pieces onto her face. Those who don't have highly pigmented eyeshadow on hand can take a cue from @kalinakuli, who used glittery glue instead (per TikTok). The result may not be as bright but it will be a super-easy way to embrace this effect.

But don't stop yet! You can keep the vibrant vibes going with fellow TikTok users Jen Seren's glittery silver version and the faux tear-adorned duo-chrome creation from Rachael Hendrick. From there, you can try out your own colors, shapes, and placements to achieve seemingly endless styles.