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Bill Blass Does Bold Liner — And Little Else

While liner on the upper lids has been a huge hit both on and off the runway for a while (could the retro cat eye look be any more popular?), liner underneath the eye hasn’t been as big of a trend. At the Bill Blass show last Thursday, however, there was dramatic black liner on only the lower lashline — not to mention very little makeup anywhere else. “We wanted to do something to make [the models] look younger and edgier,” said lead makeup artist for the show, Lisa Butler. “The clothes are so classic that it needs that twist to it.”

From far away it wasn’t as noticeable, but up close you could see that the liner extended out slightly beyond the eye. (It sort of reminded me of the undereye upsweep that stila pro artist Sarah Lucero did for the fall 2011 Rebeca Minkoff show.) “We kicked the liner out at the corners to make it look a little punky,” explained Butler of the cool effect, which was created by using MAC’s Technakohl Graphblack Eyeliner. So easy and  so fresh, I’m hoping that dramatic liner on the lower lashes makes a real comeback well before next spring.

—Meredith

If you’re into this look, check out Sue Devitt’s Eye Intensifier Pencil.

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