Eyeliner has gone geometric this season!  From smooth lines to the latest “winged out” look, designers like Gucci and Gianfranco Ferre walked fiercely lined eyes down the catwalk.  Don’t worry, if this new look isn’t for you, designers like Lanvin and Giorgio Armani  kept it nice and classic for us.  Lanvin showed a smudgy, cat-eye and Armani a clean eye line with a lot of mascara.  Whatever look you choose, the point is to draw attention to your peepers, so keep lips fairly toned down.


Trend #1 – The Winged Out Eyeliner

We saw this all over the 2011 Fall runway.  Models wore eyeliner extended past the corner of the eye and connecting with the lower liner in an almost triangle.  The effect is what can be described as an exaggerated geometric cat-eye.  (See photo 1).  Try my latest obsession to get the look:

Ultraflesh Black Magic – The Ultimate Jet Black Eyeliner Collection ($39.00 and only at Sephora Stores or online

I love, love, love this product.  Did I mention I love this product?  It’s a collection of five black eyeliners in one box, each designed to achieve a different look.  From the winged out look to a classic smudged eye, this product can deliver it all.  This is a run to the store product!

Trend #2 – Eye-catching Stripes of Color

Line your top lid with one swipe of brightly colored eyeliner.  Thickly mascara your lashes to complete the look.  Try:

  1. Trish McEvoy 24-Hour Eyeshadow & Liner in Aquamarine $32.00, Nordstrom stores or Nordstrom.com
  2. NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Celebrate $24.00, Sephora stores or Sephora.com

Finish with:

  1. Benefit They’re Real! Mascara $22.00, benefitcosmetics.com

Trend #3 – Classic smudged look

Hard to call this look a “trend,” when it never really goes out of style!  Get perfect bedroom eyes with:

  1. Clinique Quickliner for Eyes in New Black or Really Black $15.00, Clinque counters everywhere or clinque.com for more information. 

Whatever look you pick, have fun with it!  Don’t be afraid to try new things and express that inner wild child. 

~Jana Gersten

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