Beauty Trends: Focus on the eyes

Beauty Trends: Focus on the eyes


Fall season is coming closer, which means that it’s time to update the careless summer make-up routines to a new level. For inspiration, I’ve gathered my favorite trends from the runway for fall 2012.


Blue comes in variety of shades, from muted lavender shade at L’Wren Scott, to electric blue at Anna Sui and Stella McCartney. The easiest way to add some blue is to copy the Stella McCartney look with YSLMascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Majorelle Blue, or with blue false lashes.


Warm shades of red and orange work nicely on the eyes, as seen at many designers this fall. Only one rule: keep the rest of your make-up clean and natural when experimenting with colors on eyes. You can blend the color up to the brow for a dramatic evening look. Or make a double liner with red, as seen at 3.1 Phillip Lim where NARS Lip Liner in Jungle Red was applied on the lids.


Cool shades, from frosted white to grey, were seen on the runway. At Fendi Peter Phillips created a feather-like painting on the lids with white MAC Lipmix. The soft greys are versatile on the eyes, and work for both day and evening make-up.


The array of different shapes and colors in eye brows this fall is amazing. I think everyone can find a look to suit their taste. Dark and full brows continue their presence on the runway, as seen at Oscar de la Renta and Missoni. Bleached brows were also coming on strong, as seen at Gucci and Versace. Highly embellished brows at Chanel represent a different outlook on the brow trend. This instant party look requires DIY session with felt and sequins.


Black liners are  popular for this fall. From the classic cat’s eye liner to modern and graphic liner seen at Mary Katrantzou, this look can be executed in numerous ways. Experiment with liquid liner, or use the kohl pencil for heavily lined eyes, as seen at Versace.


The beloved evening look, the smoky eye, is also a classic runway look. This time it can be done in a subtle manner with taupe, as at Burberry Prorsum, or dramatically with black, like at Gaultier. At Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs, the smoky eye effect was on the lower lids only, making it less heavy and easier to wear.


These multi-toned eye shadow looks are inspired by beetle wings and peacock feathers. A very dramatic evening look that will spice up any outfit to another level. Try out with shimmering lilac, emerald green, and gold, like at Roberto Cavalli, or opt for blue, green and rust, as seen at Prabal Gurung.

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