September 24th, 2013
Eyes take centre-stage this season, and there’s no easier way to hop on board this trend than investing in a new eyeliner to achieve one of the new A/W looks. Eyeliner is a fast and funky way to update your look, whether you’re going for a light touch à la Proenza Schouler, or a more dramatic look as showcased in Lanvin’s A/W13 show.
Eyeliner can be the subtle polish which can instantly update your look, even if it’s barely there. Victoria Beckham and Alexander Wang stuck to subtle, fine lines to the upper eyelid only, to hint at naturally fuller lashes. You can achieve this look by smudging gel eyeliner gently along the lashline, or use a super-fine tipped liquid liner. Try Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner (£17.50), which is fantastically creamy and budge-proof. Apply using her Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush (£22). Alternatively, the new 3 Dot Liner from Clarins (£20) can be easily pressed into the lashline to create natural-looking thicker lashes.
No-one can deny that the 60’s are back with a vengeance this A/W, with Anna Sui choosing bold, retro eyes to complement her shift dresses and bright patterns. Make-up superstar Pat McGrath created a broad flick of black, reaching all the way out to almost meet the eyebrows, and added dots along the lower lashline to give the appearance of magically thicker, doll-like lashes. To get the look, use Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner (£13), which has a great felt tip brush to create both thick and thin lines, as well as boasting a great long-lasting formula.
Dolce & Gabbana joined in the winged-trend with their double-lined eyes – first by using Dolce & Gabbana Crayon Intense Eyeliner (£19.81) in Black along the top lids, with their Glam Liner in Black Intense (£24.50) to add further depth to the bold lines and create a polished flick.
Roberto Cavalli’s oil-slick inspired wet-look eyes, teamed with a nude lip, are the best way to create a laid-back, cool vibe. A smear of metallic colour was also added at Jean Pierre Braganza to create a 3-D look, with glinting gunmetal creating the perfect smoky eye. Try NARS Eye Paints, ($25) which have the perfect creamy consistency to double-up as either eyeliner or shadow. Ubangi is the perfect shade to use to mix things up a bit, with its iridescent blue-black tones.
This look was also seen at Michael Van Der Ham. MAC’s Terry Barber, who created the look with MAC Feline pencil (£14), proudly stated that “no one does a black as black as Feline,” while the slick look was created with the new MAC Pro Eyeglosses, (coming soon) in iridescent black or white.