Paris Fashion Week just came to a conclusion and it feels like we are witnessing the start of trends that will most likely dominate 2019. Numerous models walked out debuting makeup looks with very unique takes on eyeliner application. It seems many makeup artist were taking a more playful and artistic approach with eyeliner. Like our very own Dennis Karuri. This seemed to be the order of the day and perhaps, the season. Question is, are you daring enough to try out any of these makeup trends?
Earthy cat eye
Most fashion week beauty trends tend to be pretty avant garde, limiting them to the runway. This trend however seems pretty likely to spill over into the streets. The makeup guru herself, Pat McGrath was the artist behind this look, seen on models at Burberry’s first show. She used warm browns, with hints of gold to create a dramatic winged line on the models eyes, delivering a softer, but nonetheless dramatic take on the famed cat eye. A slightly more muted version of this could very easily be incorporated into your look if you’re looking to try something different without straying too far from what you’re used to.
Incorporating simple lines and geometric patterns into a lined look is not entirely new. It also has not been as prevalent at fashion week as it was at the London Fashion Week. The look was easily spotted on House of Holland models, as well as models from other clothing lines. Most looks involved once again; a simple cat eye ‘base’. This was then followed by two simple lines that were drawn either under the eye, (forming a parallel line with the liner applied to the lash line) or above the eyes, tracing along the crease. Some makeup artists opted for a simpler route, drawing short lines beside either eye, like ‘broken off’ cat eye flicks.
Geometric makeup is all about playing around with shapes and patterns on the face. It’s also about finding the perfect mix between classic and space age styles. Whether your preference for geometric pattern makeup is clean, sharp lines on the eyelids or you are the bold type that doesn’t shy away from graphic lines and color ranges; one thing is for sure, this is a trend we will be seeing a lot of.
One cannot bring up unique spins on liner at Paris Fashion Week and not mention Dior’s doodle liner. It is a known fact that everybody doodles, at least at some point. The creative director at Dior took it a step further as he opted to do this with liner and the models face as the canvas. The fashion giant led the way with this trend as fashion models debuted what is now known as ‘doodle liner’. The makeup artist behind this; Peter Philips, described the look as being created by drawing a regular ‘cat eye’ line, then allowing your hand to trail off freely once you get to the end.
Some models also had simple doodles next to their eyebrows. The makeup artist opted for very little detailing away from the eyes, with flawless foundation and a simple glossy lip serving as a clean backdrop for this bold look.
Color and more color
People often dabble with colored liner every now and then, but it featured heavily at the start of Paris Fashion Week. From bold greens to bright orange, there was an endless array of bright eyes on the catwalk. A few metallic looks were also spotted. Now you know there is no reason to shy away from color. Just experiment and have fun with it.
All in all, each of the trends speaks to a general shift that seems to transcend fashion week and the runway. One of makeup switching from a series of predictable looks, to looks that are far more creative. More makeup artists are allowing their work to be inspired by eclectic sources. A great example of this being Dior’s doodle liner. This has led to makeup artists incorporating more elements of artistry into the looks they create; the final look stemming from a push of boundaries and artists having fun with their craft.
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