How to do #EspressoMakeup – TikTok’s Latest Trend

The #espressomakeup trend has gone globally viral on TikTok with 3.7 billion views. Yes, 3.7 billion.

This new makeup look has been inspired by celebrities like Emily Ratajkowski and Pretty Little Liars actress Shay Mitchell’s who have enthusiastically adopted this sultry look with its smudged smokey dark eyes.

Ceryn Lawless, Communications Editor for online beauty retailer said:

“The Espressomakeup trend has totally blown up in the past few weeks and is the older and grungier sister of the #lattemakeup look. It features a prominent caffeine dark smokey eye, in addition to the sculpted complexion and creamy coffee-coloured shimmers of the latte look. 

“With the espresso look the focus is much more on eyes and the key products to create it are eyeshadow palettes with a range of coffee colours to give depth to this smokey eye style.”

Online beauty retailer has compiled a range of products below which are perfect for creating the #Espressomakeup look.

GIVENCHY Le 9 De Givenchy Eyeshadow Palette 8g- Le 9.07 £42.70 at

The main attraction for this trend is creating the perfect deep brown and smokey eye look. Givenchy’s Le 9 De Givenchy Eyeshadow pallet in the shade Le 9.07, offers a crease-free experience for up to 12 hours and the perfect nine warm neutral shades to achieve this trending style.

Select a bronzy caramel colour from the Givenchy palette to place over your eyelid, then go in with a darker mocha-like shade on your outer corner to produce the smokey effect. A mesmerizing array of shimmering browns and golds awaits, ensuring a glamorous experience.

Yves Saint Laurent Couture Mini Clutch Palette- Kasbah Spices 4g £41.65 at

The Yves Saint Laurent palette collection in the shade Kasbah Spices offers four eye-sculpting warm brown shades for a sharp coffee look. Create an ombré with the lighter and darker browns offered in the pallete, and top off the look with the glimmery caramel shade. With high-intensity pigments, this palette gives your eyes an edgy flair. The luxurious formula is enriched with precious oils, including coffee seed oil, sweet almond oil, and fig cactus oil, sourced from the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, for weightless comfort. Have your eyes feels like a shot of espresso with Kasbah Spices.

Guerlain Ombres G Eyeshadow Quad 8.8g – Nude Collection- Undressed Brown £54.40 at

The Undressed Brown colour set includes all the warm summer colors you’ll need to create a sun-kissed makeup look for your early beach outings or late-night dinner dates. The Ombres G eyeshadow palette offers a remarkable texture composed of vibrant pigments that provide long-lasting color and incredible depth.

This eyeshadow comes in four different finishes: an intense satin, a deep matte, a luminous metallic finish, and a radiant pearl. Each palette carries two applicators for easy use, foam tips for maximum coverage, a liner for precise lines, and a brush for blending the eyeshadow textures. Embrace the espresso with Guerlain’s eyeshadow.

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Sponge On Cream Makeup 23g £30.00 at

This coffee trend revolves around a lot of bronzing and contouring. Contour your face with this cream bronzer designed to reduce discolouration and fine lines.

The bronzer offers 13 shades to suit every skin tone. This formula includes micronized diamond powder, which improves the skin’s complexion and circulation and effectively reflects light, enhancing the skin’s radiance.

For a more sheer finish, use a damp sponge and apply with gentle dabs for an even application to sculpt and add dimension to your look.

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer 10g £39.10 at

The espresso makeup look skips blush and replaces it with a bronzer.

This pressed powder bronzer effortlessly enhances the complexion, delivering a lasting glow that looks incredibly natural. It combines makeup and skincare. Infused with nourishing Moroccan argan oil, it ensures a smooth and comfortable application while providing hydration to your skin.

This bronzer offers a wide range of shades, achieving a sun-kissed look. It adds a touch of luxury to any makeup routine with its infusion of the Terracotta aroma of ylang-ylang, orange blossom, tonka bean, vanilla, and musk.

Bronzing is essential for the warm espresso look, and the Terracotta bronzer helps create the precise glow that the latte look entails.

Lancome Soleil Bronzer Sun BB Cream SPF50 50ml £25.05 at 

The espresso look focuses on a heavy eye look, so the rest of the face should be lighter in comparison.

For this look, this base should be a sheer and light-coverage BB cream that evens and smoothes the skin. The Lancome Soleil Bronzer BB Cream protects the skin from premature ageing and achieves a radiant tinted glow. It serves as an excellent daily base, providing exceptional UV protection while also beautifying your complexion with advanced skincare benefits.

With its light coverage, it diffuses the appearance of imperfections and enhances skin with a natural finish, making this the perfect base for your espresso look.

Yves Saint Laurent Crushliner Waterproof Stylo Eyeliner 0.35g £20.40 at

Yves Saint Laurent eyeliner offers several shades, including the Brun Universel, which is the perfect brown for a summer faux freckles design, or to accent and highlight the appearance of the eye with a bronzy look.

Outline your eyes and waterline with this liner to enhance your natural colour, accent your smokey eye-makeup, and create that grunge look.

Its waterproof and buildable formula offers a spectrum of shades to suit every eye color, ensuring versatility and creativity for all makeup looks. The smudge-proof and transfer-resistant eyeliner is enriched with pomegranate extract, creating a highly pigmented brown colour.

A smudgy eyeliner look is what makes the espresso look more grungy than the latte makeup. Create a wing at the end of your eye with the Yves Saint Laurent eyeliner to contour your eye and smudge it, repeat this step with your bottom lash line as well to enhance the smokey effect, and compliment your brown eye makeup.

Clarins Supra Volume Mascara 8ml £22.00 at

The mascara offers the colour Intense Brown, which adds the best bronzy tint to your summer makeup routine to recreate the espresso-like colour for the trending style.

Clarins Mascara is the all-in-one mascara that volumizes, lengthens, curls and defines lashes when applied, thanks to its natural formula.

Enriched with panthenol and cassie flower wax, which help to nourish and strengthen the lashes for a naturally boosted look. Apply multiple coats to produce bold lashes to compliment your golden smokey eye. 

Anabel Cooper

Anabel is a graduate of King’s College London and upon graduating, she set out on a journey to inspire and empower women through her words. Besides working as a digital marketing expert, Anabel is a freelance copywriter.