This Fall, however, the trend was to take the classic cat eye and turn the volume up. To eleven.
Here's a photo of my interpretation of the trend, followed bya few of my favourite runway inspirations:
The look at Lanvin was all about a jet black, slick-looking cat eye that extended up to the crease and beyond the ends of the models' brows. The rest of the face was kept very clean and glowy:
|Lanvin Fall 2012|
Anna Sui's show embodied this trend as well, but she amped up the colour to add a serious pop of vibrancy to the look. Electric blue all the way!
|Anna Sui Fall 2012|
Armani adopted a softer, but just as dramatic approach to the trend. The lines were less precise, but the shape remained elongated and sleek. The drama on the outer corners was contrasted with a stark white shade on the rest of the lid:
|Armani Fall 2012|
Thierry Mugler added a swipe of red to the mix! The result? A dramatic contrast with a geometric aesthetic.
|Mugler Fall 2012|
Finally, Catherine Malandrino created a sultry, smokey cat eye with contrasting light and dark hues. Structured, but not too precise:
|Catherine Maladrino Fall 2012|
And here are a few more shots of my take on the trend. With all of the various examples above, it was difficult to decide which version of the look I would attempt; in the end, I opted for a combination of the looks above. I went a pop of colour (a la Anna Sui), but chose a dark enough shade to still create some contrast and drama. The eyeliner featured in this looks is MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Undercurrent, a deep, vibrant teal with gold shimmer. Truth be told, this liner was waaay underused this summer, so I was happy to let it shine here. My version wasn't quite as intense as the examples above, but I had to make the look semi-wearable, as I wasn't walking a runway or attending a glamorous party that day ;)
And that's it! What are your thoughts on the trend? Will you be rocking a similar look this fall?
Let me know if you want details on any of the other products I'm wearing in this look. Thanks for reading! :)