The graphic eyeliner trend continued to be a hit this fall with makeup artists interpreting the look in an even more unconventional, modern manner. At Anthony Vaccarello A/W 2014, red lipstick and black liquid eyeliner were applied on models’ lids and under their eyes with dental flossfor a “sophisticated and arty cool” look. At Marchesa, gel and liquid eyeliner in shades of blue and green were layered over each other for a feminine look while Zac Posen presented us with a “black swan” graphic eye with feather-like strokes at the inner and outer corner of the eyes.
For my take, I used my favorite pencil liner, NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Khao San Road. The pencil glides on very easily and I ❤ that it doesn’t budget once it sets! I started by drawing a line along the socket in light feathery strokes and extending it past the outer corner. Once I got the shape I wanted, I thickened the line for more intensity. Next, I lined the lower eye and left the center san eyeliner. The rest of the face was Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Foundation in Cashew only where needed, NARS Blush in Day Dream on the cheeks, L’oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess Mascara in Blackest Black and Senna Form-A-Brow Eyebrow Stencil Kit in Neutral on the brows.
Tip: To nail this season’s graphic eye, just allow your creative juices to flow. Instead of a filled-in line, leave a gap wherever you feel it. Remember to also experiment with different colors and textures. For instance, try layering a liquid eyeliner over a gel or cake liner for maximum staying power. My top picks are Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner and NARS Eyeliner Stylo.