Makeup artists at New York Fashion Week brought their eyeliner game for the spring 2018 season.
The resulting looks were an eyeliner evolution — more than just a casual rimming of the eyes, the lines ranged from architectural to bright to extreme.
At Marc Jacobs on Wednesday, models’ eyes were coated in one of six bold cat-eye liner looks decided upon by eye shape, according to Diane Kendall, who led makeup. To get the looks, Kendall used black pencil and marker looks from Jacobs’ namesake beauty line.
“The inspiration is the juxtaposition between couture and sportswear…Fifties and Sixties but with a Nineties twist,” Kendall said. “We’re using the black eyeliner in the waterline and using the magic marker, a pen eyeliner and using that on top of the lid extending out and underneath — going into the inner corner. On some girls, it’s slightly thicker on the outside to really give that exaggeration.”
“They look really beautiful and everybody’s got an exaggerated eye,” Kendall said.
The look was also bold at Philipp Plein, where models labeled “bad girls” sported thick, winged liner on both top and bottom lash lines.
At both Tom Ford and Jason Wu the liner was winged, but rounded. At Carolina Herrera, Kendall

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