Makeup trends may come and go, but just as sure as spring signals a pink renaissance, fall inevitably ushers in the return of dark eye makeup. So put down those neon hues and sharpen up your kohl pencil “ we break down some of the darkest and stormiest eye makeup looks of the new season.
We saw this look done to perfection at Carolina Herrera “ choose a dark cream shadow and apply generously on your upper lids and around your lower lashes. Choose a rich, matte shade that’s not quite black (like dark pewter or deep navy) to keep it from looking too harsh. And use one shade only to avoid overdoing this statement-making look.
As gorgeous as liquid liner can be, it’s a bit tricky to pull off for everyday wear, and it certainly never looks natural. To darken your eyes for a more casual setting, use a well-sharpened kohl pencil to define your lashline almost imperceptibly. Blend with a cotton swab if you need to remove excess pigment or straighten out your handiwork. Match with long lashes and groomed brows to finish off that healthy, polished look.
This year, the graphic cat eye trend is going long. Use the blackest liquid liner you can find and don’t be afraid to wing out a little further than your usual comfort zone. Leave the rest of your lids bare for maximum impact. And liquid eyeliner is one product you don’t want to skimp on “ once the liner gets to the end of its lifespan, the colour won’t be as concentrated, so do the look justice by keeping your products fresh.
For a girlier take on the smoky eye, start with a black liner around upper and lower lashlines and build gradually outward with an eyeshadow brush and black powder. For the finishing touch, dust your lids with a liberal sprinkling of silver shadow. Hint: do your eyes first in case you end up needing to clean away some extra fairy dust from the rest of your face.
Channel your inner rock chick with wet-looking black eye makeup (verging on grease or oil-like). Keep things deliberately smudged for that cool, messy feel, and restrict your application closer to your lashline “ this look is already attention-grabbing enough without committing product overload