Eyes seem to take center stage this season, with many designers focusing on strong eye looks.
Whether with dark smoky blacks, fluorescent pops of color, pearly shimmer, bold graphic lines or nudes, eye makeup inspired many of the labels, designers and makeup artists at the final fashion week of the season in Paris. But the trend spanned all the fashion capitals, where designers explored various eye makeup effects, from high glam to high grunge to borderline gothic, as well as some more natural looks.
A strong smoky eyeCertain labels brought strong smoky eyes to the runway, with deepest, darkest blacks used to make models' eyes really stand out. Eyes were dark and sultry, sometimes with graphic lines bringing a modern twist to this smoky beauty look. Smoky styles ranged high-glam to grungy, sometimes almost gothic.
At Balmain, Olivier Rousteing picked a strong smoky eye for his "Army" of models, with fresh, luminous skin contrasting with intense, feline eyes. Lips were natural and sometimes finished with a golden jewelry creation. Elie Saab and Versace also picked a black, sooty look, but in two very different styles.
Vibrant eyesColor was everywhere in this season's collections, and naturally this spilled over into makeup. Bold brights popped with lively energy, and colors were vibrant to the point of fluorescent, as designers splashed various shades on models' eyes in this latest fashion month.