Models from London Fashion Week sport bold under-eye liner. (Photo: NY Mag)
After years of devotion to the cat eye look and fierce upper eyelids, we were a little shocked when we saw these shots from the spring 2013 shows at London Fashion Week. Liner has migrated under the eyes, and models sported bold slashes of pigment in hues ranging from bright white to midnight black. We love experimentation as much as the next girl, but we wondered: is this look wearable off the catwalk? We asked veteran makeup artist Laura Geller to translate the runway trend to real life.
We fell hard for Natalie Alcala last fall, when the LA-based writer and blogger spent a week guest blogging for us. In fact, we loved her posts so much that we asked her to be a contributing editor. In addition to blogging for us once a week, she’ll also be writing for the Birchbox Magazine and keeping us up to speed on all things fashion, beauty, and fun.
After covering New York Fashion Week, I jumped across the pond to catch the cutting edge looks at London Fashion Week. As expected, the trip was filled with inspiration both on and off the runway, and left me eager to experiment with my look more often. From bold brows and red lips at Burberry Prorsum to severe side parts and plum pouts at Jonathan Saunders, here’s a roundup of some of my favorite British beauty looks of the season.
Issa: This was by far my favorite beauty look at LFW. I love how the exaggerated cat-eye thickens as it gets closer to the outer corner of the eyes. The shiny red lips, tight top bun, and gorgeous floral accessory complete the enchanting image. To get this retro eye, I’d definitely reach for my trusty Stila All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner.