From liners and lid tints to palettes and pigments, shimmers and shadows, choose your beauty weapon and try out one of this season's eye trends.
1. Rimmel Magnif'eyes in Keep Calm and Wear Gold: £7.99, Boots
Metallic, smokey eyes at Diane Von Furstenberg, silver and gold pigment in the inner corner of the eye at Julien Macdonald and golden shimmer on the inner eyelid at Tommy Hilfiger – there''s no getting away from metallic futuristic shimmers this season, however low-key your eye make-up normally is. Get the look with this eight shade palette – soft matte neutrals, delicate shimmers and a couple of dramatic, glittery, copper golds.
2. Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil in Legend: £8.50, Feel Unique
Smudgy black liner and a smokey cat eye returns this autumn under many guises; on the water line at Chloe, chic rock smokey eyes at Elie Saab, liner into the lash root at Emilio Pucci, and a lived-in smudgy eye at Alberta Ferretti. Use this waterproof, creamy pencil to glide onto the eye line and it will stay put all day.
3. Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Synergy: £16, Debenhams
From London and Paris to New York and Milan, one of the eye shades used consistently across this season's shows (including Alexander Wang, Noon by Noor and Gucci), was a deep, shimmery copper. Get the look with this metallic Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow. It’s one of the most exciting new beauty launches in the UK this year – bold, unapologetic, intensely pigmented products from tattoo artist and vegan cosmetic guru Katherine Von Drachenberg.
4. YSL Couture Eye Marker Rock and Rough Finish in Noir Scandale: £23.50, Yves Saint Laurent
An oversized feline flick at Simone Rocha, an elongated cat eye at House of Holland, an intense black cat eye at Julien Macdonald and goth-inspired dramatic black liner at Marc Jacobs – get the look with this beautiful new pen. It looks like a kids’ chunky felt tip and makes lining the eye seriously easy.
5. Burberry Shimmer Dust in Gold Glitter: £20, Burberry
Jenny Packham opted for an understated disco look with just a fine dusting of gold shimmer around the eyes. Emanuel Ungaro took it up a level with gold lids and gold eyeliner. But Burberry pulled out all the stops using its new Shimmer Dust – a loose glitter with a sequin-like shine – around the eyes and at the top of the cheekbones. Go for gold with grown-up glitter this party season.
6. Laura Mercier Instant Ink 24 Hour Brush Eyeliner: £24, Space.NK
This season's graphic, arty lines in modern sharp angles need a liner to deliver precision and boldness. With a flexible tip and fluid formula, you can achieve the tightly lined eyes as seen at Herve Leger, or dramatic winged liner. With this calligraphy-style pen, fine lines are as easy as bold. Smudge-proof and transfer-resistant, this isn't the liner to choose if you want a smudgy, smokey look as it dries quickly and is long-wearing. This is eye-lining at its most precise.
7. L'Oreal Fatale Volume Million Lashes: £9.99, Boots
Lashes were messy and bold this season: twiggy-inspired top and bottom lashes at Nina Ricci and Dior, thick and clumpy at Jason Wu, volume and length at Anna Sui, extra corner lashes at Paul & Joe and a hint of coloured mascara at Emporio Armani. Get the look with this extreme mascara, which delivers buildable volume and intense pigments, for a serious volume overdose.
8. Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil in Matte Pastel Blue: £15, Debenhams
Rainbow eyes at Fendi, Thom Browne NY and Jeremy Scott included electric blues, teals and turquoise. Be bold and go neon, fluro and strong on the eye, with purple, pinks and orange – it seems any shade will do. Get the look from Fendi with this glide-on turquoise liner.
9. Glo & Ray Eternity Long Lasting Eye Liner in London: £9, Glo & Ray
Get the clean, angled but slightly smudged smokey look from Kenzo, Oscar de la Renta and Topshop with this long-lasting liner. If you work fast, this liner is smudge-able, but will stay put once dry (unlike many eyeliners that smudge effectively, but then slide off by lunchtime).
10. Autograph Strobing Eye Tint in Silver: £8, Marks & Spencer
A silvery pigment, like in the inner corner of the eye at Julien Macdonald, or a white highlighter in the inner corner at Chloe instantly lifts and refreshes the eye. Eye-brightening and reflective, wake up tired eyes and dark circles with this make-up kit must have.
11. Jillian Dempsey Lid Tint in Plum: £22, Jillian Dempsey
Get winged eyeshadow as seen at Givenchy with this lid tint in a deep, autumnal plum shade. From Jennifer Lawrence's make-up artist, Jillian Dempsey, come these finger-dipping, easy-to-apply, glossy eye tints that give an edgy, worn-in look. If you prefer your shadows powdery, then try the Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Quad in Plum (£21, buy here), which contains two plum shades to define and contour, alongside a complementary base shade and highlighter.
12. Kiko Graphic Gaze Double Eye Marker in Noir: £8.90, Kiko
If you like a thick, winged line and a tight-into-the-lashes, eye-enhancing line, then you'll need this double-ended liner to achieve both looks. A very small ball on one end creates a much finer line than the larger ball tip on the other end. From Nineties glam at Moschino to a graphic winged eyeline at Emilio Pucci, whatever your liner preference, this smudge-proof pen will deliver.
13. Clarins The Essentials Eye Make-Up Palette: £35, Clarins
This Clarins palette packs in the eye trends, including a pink shimmer to get the look from Byblos and Emanuel Ungaro, the copper shade from Gucci, and plum tones from Givenchy. There are 10 wearable shades with six satin finishes, three matte and one iridescent. Use them wet or dry for a long-lasting, classic day or smokey night eye.
The YSL Couture Marker makes eyeliner easier than ever before, the Kat Von D eyeshadow is intensely pigmented and delivers a serious shot of copper, while Urban Decay Waterline Pencil really does stay put on the waterline. But our Best Buy is the Rimmel Palette – affordable, superb formulations and a collection of on-trend shades to suit all skin tones.
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