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Fall 2014 Microtrend: Underlined Eyes

By Klaudia Tirico / February 7, 2014

Design by: Taylor Cox
It's only day two of New York Fashion Week and lower lash lines are having a serious moment. While eye lids are getting their share of product here and there, shows like Creatures of the Wind, Rachel Comey, Nicholas K and Tome have been all about underlining the eye with pencil and/or shadow. The end result looks super-cool and effortless. 
At Rachel Comey, Hannah Murray for NARS smudged a chic, plum hue (NARS Desdemona Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow, new for summer 2014) on the lower lash line. "The plum, lived-in eyes give a certain edge but with fresh skin and lips, it has a carefree spirit," said Murray of the "Dover Street Market girl" look. To get the look now, try the aubergine side of NARS Eurydice Duo Eyeshadow ($35). 
The cat eye got a slight makeover for fall. At Nicholas K, Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen created an "upside-down cat eye" to go with the grungy punk theme. She used Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner Pencil ($8) to create a perfect wing. 
NARS Director of Global Artistry James Boehmer also went the reverse cat-eye route at Tome. "The beauty muse was the Iranian artist Shirin Neshat and we specifically wanted to capture the spirit of how she wore eyeliner," said Boehmer. He created the look using NARS Black Valley Eye Paint ($25) and a steady hand. 
It looks like James Boehmer and NARS are really into the underlined eye look for fall. At Creatures of the Wind, Boehmer made the models' eyes pop with a vibrant metallic blue liner (NARS Khao San Road Larger Than Life Eyeliner, $24). "We wanted the makeup to reflect a sense of purity and illumination, so we focused on gleaming, luminous skin and a metallic blue liner on the inside of the eye to light the eyes from within,” he said.
Photos: NARS; Getty.