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This TikToker went viral for his eye makeup in the shape of genie glasses – Watch the video

The eyes: These are the windows to the soul — cliche, I know, but somewhat true. They are also the facial feature where makeup artists can take over and let their creativity shine. Mastering the eye shadow and eyeliner part of a look comes first, and mascara is the finishing touch.

But for those who wear glasses, it can sometimes be daunting to try elaborate eye makeup – the products can smudge lenses or simply disappear behind frames. On July 1, a TikTok user Christiana Ajai created an intricate eye look with the shape of her glasses in mind, eliminating all of those issues and going viral in the process.

In the past, Ajai has taken inspiration from other eye makeup designs seen on the app. In one of her TikTok videos from May, she showcased her take on someone else’s eyeshadow and captioned the clip, “I said I want makeup to match my glasses, I never said I didn’t like glasses!!!” The inspiration for the green eye shadow look came from a photo on Pinterest, and while it didn’t feature someone wearing glasses, the mimicked design lined up perfectly with her frames. In a later post, Ajai also tried content creator @Aoifeartist’s pink eyeshadow, this time intentionally making the design mirror the shape of her glasses. Since then, it has become his thing.

“Wearing glasses can be an accessory rather than a burden,” says Ajai Seduce. His perspective dates back to the age of 12. “I remember buying purple zebra frames at Claire’s and taking them to my optician to get lenses fitted when I was 12.”

These days, Ajai has thick, clear frames to complement her creative eye makeup. Her viral clip from July features step-by-step stills, capturing every detail of her process. Before any eye shadow comes in, she creates an outline that mimics the shape of her glasses on either eye using a light shade of concealer, applied with the edge of a concealer brush. Ajai says this is the most important part of the look; it ensures that the finished look sits within the frame of the glasses, which draws more attention to the eye shadow itself.