4 Unmissable Eye Trends for Autumn

Lids aren’t supposed to be subtle this season. After spending the summer playing second fiddle to lips, eyes take centre stage for the cooler months. Take your cue from the runway and embrace these unmissable autumn trends.

Graphic eyes
This season, the catwalk nods to the art world. Seek inspiration from the likes of Rochas, Proenzer Schouler and Fendi and draw strong, geometric shapes above and below your lashes. Not for the faint of heart, you’ll need black liquid eyeliner with a tapered point for precision drawing.

Soft and smoky
Darkly romantic eyes require artful brush strokes. At Etro, water lines were rimmed in kohl adding drama to soft, hazy smudges of grey shadow. Meanwhile, Pascal Millet opted for a silver and black smokey eye that appeared to melt off models’ lower lash lines. Master the trend with our step-by-step tutorial.

High-shine eyelids
Metallic – be it gold, bronze or silver - eyes are a seasonal must. Use an eye shadow stick (like this one by the The One) to reference Delpozo and Nicholas K’s smooth, smudges of shimmer. Leave lashes bare and eyes unlined for maximum effect.

The new cat-eye
For autumn, the cat-eye is worn ultra-thick and with an exaggerated flick. At Chanel and Paco Rabanne, the cat-eye was paired with immaculately groomed eyebrows and a perfected base. Follow our Graphic Eye tutoria to get the look at home.
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