Two similar techniques are taking the internet by storm: knot dots and the four-dot technique. We’ll start with knot dots, the more minimalistic of the two styles. Rachel OCool shared her tutorial for natural-looking knot dots on TikTok, citing it as an easy way to make eyes stand out without using heavy liner.
“Take a liquid liner — black works, but brown is better — and find where the bottom lashes cross over each other. Place just a dot of liquid liner on the base or knot of the lashes, and boom! You have a knot dot. Follow this along your lash line, add some brown mascara, and woo! It looks so good,” OCool explains.
OCool’s way of incorporating knot dots into the lash line is reminiscent of the painted or false lower lashes that were all the rage in the 1960s mod fashion movement. Blended in with mascara, the knot dots subtly emphasize the lash line without making the eyes appear smaller or boxed in with product.