We know what you’re thinking: How could clumpy lashes result in glamorous eye makeup? Jenna Ortega‘s attendance at the 2023 Screen Actors Guild Awards on February 26 was proof that when individual false lashes are intentionally placed against a thick coat of mascara, the word “clump” takes on a whole new meaning. It was her first time attending the festivities and yet she harnessed the internet’s undivided attention — both with her look and her sly monologue with Aubrey Plaza in their roles as award presenters.
Ortega’s voluminous mascara finish featured several clusters of lashes that were longer than the rest, finessed with just the right amount of thickness. In an Instagram post, makeup artist Vincent Oquendo mentions he applied a number of individual false lashes against her icy-white eye shadow base. He kept the bottom lashes minimal with a soft brush-through of mascara. Oquendo didn’t add eyeliner to brighten Ortega’s waterline. Instead, his blend of frosty eye shadow against the bottom lash line — which he called a “reverse smoky eye” on Instagram — emphasized Ortega’s wispy lashes and the addition of inky-black eyeliner certainly didn’t hurt.