The geometric eyeliner trend gave graphic eyes new shapes at shows like Lanvin and Altuzarra and played a starring role on the fall/winter runways. The black liner trend can be put to use in a several different ways for the new season from classic style to more bold, modern looks. One rule of thumb I always abide by when I’m putting on makeup is to put focus on either the eyes or the lips and not both. You can go all out with this eye trend but make sure to keep your lips understated with a nude or soft lip.
One of my favorite looks was the thick, black winged eye look from the Fall 2012 Lanvin show.
How to Recreate a Thick, Black Winged Eye
To properly complement the Lanvin Fall 2012 collection of rich colors and feminine silhouettes without overpowering it, lead makeup artist, Pat McGrath added a single graphic detail to the face in the form of a thick, black winged eye.
“It’s all about illustration,” she explained, “like a pen-and-ink sketch.”
Step 1. Draw on a meticulously pointed flick that extends up through the crease of your eyes and out toward the temple.
Step 2. Using a small angled brush dipped in a black cream eye shadow, draw another “smudged” stroke very close to the lower lash line to further define the eye.
Step 3. Greasy black cream eyeshadow was used to smear on the lids and up over the brow bone, then erased at the edges using a q-tip.
Watch the video below!