5 striking eye make-up trends to try this party season
Because a winged eye just doesn’t cut it anymore
After countless winters of smoky eyes, the eyeliner was hard to ignore this season. Mostly seen in shades of charcoal, the eyeliner went from a sharp line under the eyes at Akaaro and a minimal cat-eye at Kenzo to a trippy splash of colour at Fendi. While it’s not for your typical work day, it definitely makes a cool party look.
Understated eyes are your way to cheat the no make-up look while subtly enhancing your features. Opt for the matte look as seen at Blugirl or work in a little shimmer. Finish off with a quick swipe of the colour corrector to conceal any redness, and you are ready to hit the road.
There’s only one way to ace this trend and that’s by becoming best friends with your mascara tube. Amp up the drama of a smoky eye by applying multiple coats of a voluminising mascara or opt for a nude eye and fake eyelashes if you are running short on time.
With the long party season staring at us, it’s time to hit pause on those winged eyeliner tutorials. Our fall/winter trend report brings you electric hues, lots of shine and statement lashes. Give these breakout eye make-up trends your own spin:
It is finally acceptable wear glitter as a grown-up. Get some fresh inspiration from our November cover girl Alia Bhatt who had specks of sequins sprayed at the corners of her eyes or from Giambattista Valli's runway where a sparkly liner was worn under the brow (who needs a highlighter, really?). For a more elegant look, go with a thick stripe of solid gold across your lids as seen at Rajesh Pratap Singh.
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Electric make-up hues are back from the ‘80s and this time it’s not something you save for rave parties. Wear shocks of colour in measured amounts like a finely drawn eyeliner (Reynu Tandon’s show proves orange is flattering) or try a dot of neon shadow on the inner eye corners. You can even cheat on your standard black mascara with bright lashes.