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NEW SEASON BEAUTY: Statement Eyes!

Aquilano.Rimondi autumn/winter 2012, FashionBite

Aquilano.Rimondi autumn/winter 2012

When it came to make-up on this year’s autumn/winter catwalks there was certainly an array of eye-catching looks on show. With bold lips, big brows and multi-coloured hair dotted throughout the collections, this autumn/winter makeup is all about drama. And what could be more dramatic than a big statement eye? Stealing the spotlight at a number of shows the statement eye appeared in a spectrum of colours meaning whatever your mood this autumn, there’s an eye to suit.

Versace autumn/winter 2012, FashionBite

Versace autumn/winter 2012

Classic Black

Anyone who grew up in the nineties will be all too familiar with this grungy eye. Tap into the season’s gothic trend with a jet black eyeliner – and lots of it. Pay homage to nineties grunge queens like Shirley Manson and Courtney Love and line the inside of your lower lid for daytime then smudge  a dark shadow on above eyes and below lower lids for a smoky and sultry evening look.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink

Bourjois Smoky Eyes trio in Gris Dandy

Fendi, autumn/winter 2012, FashionBite

Fendi, autumn/winter 2012

Brilliant White

If grunge was never your thing channel another nineties heroine with a Bjork-inspired white eye. The polar opposite to classic black, Fendi proved white can be equally dramatic at their autumn/winter shows. We love this villainous, Snow-queen look….very eye-catching. Create swan-like wings with big flicks at the side of eyes and keep to the upper lids to avoid looking ill!

Mac Eye Kohl in Fascinating

Cavalli autumn/winter 2012, FashionBite

Cavalli autumn/winter 2012

Technicolour

If all that’s a little too monochrome for your taste, set your time machine to eighties and grab all the jewel colours you can find for Cavalli’s peacock eyes. Attention seekers can indulge a creative flair by picking out a few vivid, complimentary colours and blending above and below the eye. We love Cavalli’s emerald and purple, but this bold look might be too rich for some tastes? Will you be trying it? Do let us know.

Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow in livid and taboo

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