Suki Waterhouse Pulls Off the Real-Life Version of This Viral Beauty Meme

Suki Waterhouse
Suki Waterhouse Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty

Ever come across the “how to cover dark circles” meme on Instagram? It’s a tongue-in-cheek image of a girl who has a heaping helping of glitter on her under-eye bags that took Instagram by storm in 2015. Though gobs of glitter technically do work (we dare you to spot her dark circles, after all), the fix doesn’t apply to real life — until now.

Suki Waterhouse pulled off a tamer version with her Reem Acra gown at the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies premiere in London on Monday, February 1. The celebrity makeup artist behind the look, Wendy Rowe, tells Us Weekly that she calls the ethereal style “glitter tears.”

“[Suki] loves to try out new things,” the Burberry Makeup Artistic Consultant tells Us. “I thought the glitter was a fun way to do something different on the red carpet.”

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Suki Waterhouse Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty

Rowe applied her own custom loose glitter and gel mix, dotting the Insurgent actress’ under-eye area and letting it drip down naturally in the shape of “slightly disheveled tears.” (Want to try it at home? Pick up Glitter Dust, which retails for $7 at and has a similar effect.)

Since Waterhouse’s sparkles were the focus, Rowe kept the rest of the look on the more natural side, using Burberry Fresh Glow Foundation and Fresh Glow Golden Radiance to create a luminous base.

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Suki Waterhouse Karwai Tang/WireImage

The rest of the model’s beauty focused on seamless contouring and highlighting: sculpting her eyes, the hollows of her cheeks and even lips. Rowe then continued the neutral palette with a nude pucker from Bobbi Brown.

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