Fall Beauty Trends: All in the Eyes

fall-beauty-trends-metallic-eyesEven though it's still technically summer, it's not too early to begin embracing fall beauty trends.  As I reported from backstage NY Fashion Week, there are many to be excited about, but let's start by talking about the eyes.  Lorac Pro Makeup Artist, Tiffany Kilgore, gave me the scoop on how to play up your peepers. With a few minor adjustments, all of these trends focusing on the eyes can be universally flattering.

fall-beauty-trends-cat-eyeCat Eye

Whether it’s the mini-cat eye, featured at Dolce and Gabbana, or the flirtier, winged look at Rag and Bone, the liquid-lined eye is on point. Achieve this classic look with a smooth-gliding liquid liner like LORAC’s Front of the Line Pro in Black or Charcoal. For the perfect “wing”, apply liner at the outer corner of the eye first, pretending as if the lower lid were to extend upwards. Then use short strokes and connect the liner across the lid, literally on the base of the lashes. Build a thicker line from this basic one for more drama!

fall-beauty-trends-metallic-eyesMetallic Smoky Eye

Create a beautifully bronzed lid, like the look featured at Rodarte, or a more silver-smoked effect, like that shown at Donna Karan. Use a soft, fuller eye brush to sweep sheer color over the lids and into the crease. To build, use a flat rounded shadow brush, or even fingertips, to make the look more smudged. A palette with different color options will offer multiple looks, like LORAC’s Pro Palette 2, which features both silver and bronze metallic shades and an eye primer to keep the look from fading.


Defined Brows

Shows like Moschino and 3.1 Phillip Lim featured models with bold, defined brows to complete their look. Try using a pencil to outline and fill in the shape of the brow, applying color outside the natural line where necessary to fill in gaps. Then set the pencil with a powder, whether it’s a made-for-brows product or an eye shadow that complements the hair color.

These are the hottest fall beauty trends involving your eyes, but don't worry, I'll be posting many more!  Take these tips and make them your own.