While spring is typically reserved for no-makeup makeup looks, this season bold eyeliner dominated the catwalk.
So if you’re looking to keep your firmly on the fashion pulse, you ought to be prepared to shun safe feline flicks in favour of something altogether more graphic.
A beauty look that will instantly apprise your transitional wardrobe, head-turning liner is bound to make a makeup statement.
Not sure where to start? Luckily the runway was chock-full of creative looks. The most eye-catching of all Maison Margiela where makeup artist Pat McGrath painted model’s eyes with extreme graphic wings that extended to the temples in baby blue, yellow and lavender.
If that’s a little too adventurous for your liking though, take your cue from Fendi where sparkling lips were offset with a swoop of black winged liner above the top lashes, with a broken line below the lower lashes.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyliner, £19 bobbibrown.co.uk
Christian Louboutin, Oeil Vinyle Liquid Liner, £58 selfridges.com
Nars, Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner, Via Vento, £19 narscosmetics.co.uk
NYX Vivid Brights Eyeliner, £5.50 cultbeauty.co.uk
Kat Von D, Tattoo Liquid Eyeliner, £16 debenhams.com
Anastasia Beverly Hills, Waterproof Crème Colour, £18 cultbeauty.co.uk
Illamasqua, Fine Eyeliner Brush, £19.50 beautybay.com
Guerlain, Eyeliner Noir, £29.50 selfridges.com
Phillip Lim served up a similar style but switched out defined lines for a new take on the smudgy eye. Here liner was applied all around the eye with a gap at the inner and outer corner.
A trend like this can be off-putting for makeup newbies especially. But it’s important to know that the results don’t have to be perfect.
Unlike a classic feline flick, this trend calls for a more experimental approach so have fun with it and find a style that suits you.
For an edgy look that’s still wearable IRL, try a full on flick with not one, but two wings or opt for a thick, squared-off cat eye – just make sure the rest of your face is kept simple.
If you haven’t quite got to grips with the liquid variety just yet then using a kohl pencil lessens the margin for error. Embrace your inner grunge goddess and lather your lower lash line with a blur of classic black kohl.Reuse content