Calling all Twilight and True Blood fans: Dark, smudgy eyes ruled the runways at Toronto Fashion Week. Paired with matte skin and a nude lip, the forecast for fall is decidedly dark.
At Greta Constantine, Lucian Matis and Laura Siegel, black liner and shadow were piled up to the eyelid crease. As for eyebrows: what eyebrows? Reminiscent of star makeup artist Pat McGrath’s work on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, brows were often disguised with skin tone makeup to give the models an otherworldly look.
Pavoni had an even more dramatic take on the goth theme: heavy black eyeliner and red shadow. Though red can be unflattering on eyes in real life, it looked perfectly spooky with the collection’s vampire-chic lace gowns.
Dark eyeliner was also present at Juma, but was applied in a more minimal fashion, with only a thin rim of black around the upper and lower lids. To recreate this subtler version of the look, rim top and bottom lash lines with a black eye pencil and smudge with a liner brush. Skip blush, bronzer and highlighters, relying only on foundation or concealer where needed. A matte nude lipstick will leave emphasis on the eyes and create an androgynous feel. Try frizzed out curls or a teased pompadour for extra edge.