Cazzie David Weighs In On The Best Makeup Trend Of 2021

Cazzie David is most famously linked to her legendary father, "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David, and her famous ex-boyfriend "SNL" star Pete Davidson. While people generally like to focus on David's connection to two of Hollywood's most hilarious men, she has many stellar accomplishments of her own, including co-creating the web series "Eighty-Sixed" with her writing partner Elisa Kalani (via The Hollywood Reporter). She starred in the series and earned writing, directing, and producer credits for her work on the eight-episode project. David also starred in the short film "Stealing Pulp Fiction" and secured a role in Season 3 of Netflix's "The Umbrella Academy."

In 2017, David collaborated with Vogue to create a video for the "Sad Hot Girls" series, in which she revealed her eight-week program for getting through a breakup. Since sharing her tips on Vogue's YouTube channel, David has written a few articles for publication. She's shared her tips for their wellness vertical on how to stop Juuling, gave a detailed account of 2018's wildest beauty trends, and most recently explained why the coronavirus pandemic led to a resurgence of a timeless beauty look. 

Cazzie David is struggling to keep up with pandemic beauty trends

In her article, "Cazzie David on Why Black Eyeliner Is the Makeup of the Moment," Cazzie David took a deep dive into the black eyeliner craze. She provided readers with a look into her experience using eyeliner, the product's origins, and why she thinks this is so popular right now. David combined her signature self-deprecating humor and willingness to divulge her hang-ups with deep research and experts' takes on the trend.

David admitted, "I exist in that sweet spot of desperately wanting to look good and not making any kind of real effort lest someone think I am trying to look good," which is something many of us can, unfortunately, relate to. While she believes that wearing masks that cover the lower half of our faces has largely increased the desire to focus on eye makeup, there are a few other reasons why black eyeliner is such a staple in 2021.

Cazzie David feels like her generation doesn't have many icons to draw beauty inspiration from

With the help of celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff, Cazzie David made the argument that black eyeliner is reflective of the state of the world we are in right now. "Ancient cultures used black kajal and kohl for protection and as a statement of power," Dubroff said. "Wearing it now makes us feel as though we have power over the last year." Beth Harmon's beauty transformation in Netflix's "The Queen's Gambit" helps illustrate this idea. Daniel Parker, the series' lead hair and makeup designer, shared that as Beth gets older and more confident, her liner gets thicker and more sophisticated.

David also noted that, other than Harmon, her generation is lacking a person or a group to turn to for beauty inspiration. She wrote that today many young people have to turn to TikTok star Lil Huddy to find good eyeliner ideas. She said, "Eyeliner used to be a sign of being a bad girl — or a pirate; now it's just a sign that you're on TikTok. If you were ever looking for a statement that sums up our culture today, there it is."

Tips for mastering the trend 

To close her piece, Cazzie David noted that eyeliner can do wonderful things for our faces. She enlisted in the help of Kim Kardashian's makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic to share his tips for mastering the trend. Dedivanovic revealed, "Eyeliner can balance the distance between your eyes." He explained, "If your eyes are close together, start your liner at the center of the eye and draw to the outer corner. And if you're looking to bring your eyes closer together, line them from the inner corner to the outer corner to minimize separation."

Learning these tips from the makeup artist that consistently works on one of the most famous faces in the world is invaluable information for anyone who wants to try their hand at creating dark eyeliner looks. David herself shared, "Even a cat eye seems almost doable to me now, a skill I will spend the rest of quarantine improving until my number comes up years from now in the vaccine queue."