Trend 1: The Smoky Eye
Clockwise from top left: Anna Molinari 2004, Dior 2006, Diane Von Furstenberg 2010, Salvatore Ferragamo 2012.
Perhaps the most versatile look in a makeup artist's repertoire is the smoky eye, and its shape and intensity have varied wildly from season to season. Punk-rock-inspired gothic interpretations ruled the early aughts; later, pewter panda eyes eased into more subtle washes of color. Our favorite? The gray and burgundy shadows blended over lids at Salvatore Ferragamo.
Pro tip: Don't be afraid to take neutral hues up to the brow bone for more impact.
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Trend 2: Winged Liner
Clockwise from top left: Emanuel Ungaro 2005, Valentino 2006, Chado Ralph Rucci 2009, Anna Sui 2012
Mixing up the finish keeps winged liner modern while maintaining its retro charm. The colorful, graphic-lined lids of 2005 softened into an eye shadow upsweep in 2009. Pat McGrath recently gave the cat's-eye a playful twist at Anna Sui, with a pop-art blue hue accented by an undereye dot.
Pro tip: Keep the wing tip turned upward for an eye-opening effect.
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Trend 3: Red Lip
Clockwise from top left: Anna Sui 2003, Diane Von Furstenberg 2006, Valentino 2007, Thakoon 2012
Flipping through fashion week photos is like playing a game of spot the crimson lip. Whether paired with dark liner or bright blush, the look has been a tried-and-true runway classic for decades-and especially in the past few years.
Pro tip: Top lipstick with a matching powder pigment or blush for extra saturation-makeup artist Diane Kendal's technique at Thakoon.
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Trend 4: Gold Lid
Clockwise from top left: Moschino 2005, Chapurin 2007, Issa 2007, Alexandre Herchcovitch 2012
A delicate, shimmery cast of golden shadow catches light to create a works-on-every-skin-tone glow. We've seen glittery lids and gilded temples, but the latest iteration swaps out shadow for opaque liner, as seen at Alexandre Herchcovitch, where it was traced around the upper and lower lash lines with a brightening result.
Pro tip: Gilt liner doubles as an instant highlighter when blended atop cheekbones.
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