Black is back: 3 eyeliner looks to try this winter
For an instant update on eye make-up trends for the season, Katie Wright asks the pros how to create these catwalk looks
Every season, one colour or another is declared 'the new black'. Orange is the obvious choice (because who doesn't love a pun on the Netflix prison drama?) but for once, the darkest hue isn't being dismissed in favour of brighter shades, because it took centre stage at the AW18 shows.
Black is back, people, and it's more beautiful than ever, thanks to a trio of make-up artists at London Fashion Week.
From graphic liner to a smudgy, smoky-eye, we've got the inside scoop on how to recreate these stunning looks with minimal fuss.
Eyeliner at the ready, here are three easy jet-black updates for autumn...
1. Winging it at Molly Goddard
"It's all about eyeliner," MAC make-up artist Hiromi Ueda said backstage at Molly Goddard.
"Molly's clothes are amazing, so I wanted to do make-up that's not too natural, but I kept it quite cool and sophisticated."
MAC Fluidline eyeliner pen in Retro Black was used to create the extreme flick.
"I didn't want to make it a Fifties classic shape, so at the end, it's quite thick.
"It's a more modern shape, I wanted to make it straight, not curved," she says, explaining that to get a precise line, she starts by outlining the triangular wing.
"It's better to start from the end, beginning where you want to finish it, then after, you can fill it in from the centre."
MAC retro black fluidline pen, £16.65, Debenhams and John Lewis
2. Noir drama at Erdem
"The inspiration for this season's beauty look is the combination of memories I have of my mother... mixed with the poise of 1930s and 1940s aristocracy," explains Erdem Moralioglu of the three different looks which were created by make-up legend Val Garland for Nars.
Our favourite was all about the eyes, pairing a nude lip with dark, smoky eyeshadow. And the good news is, it's easy to recreate with just two Nars products.
Start with a few strokes of the Shadow Stick eyeliner in Flibuste on the eyelids, into the crease, and below the lower lash line, blending thoroughly outwards. Then add definition on the lower lash line with the Velvet Eyeliner in Black Moon, smudging slightly.
Garland left the lashes bare, but feel free to add a coat of your favourite black mascara if you prefer.
Nars flibuste velvet shadow stick, £21
Nars black moon velvet eyeliner, £17.50
3. Sixties chic at David Koma
Naoko Scintu, lead make-up artist for Suqqu, called this: "A subtle nod to the Sixties - a clean, graphic eye paired with dewy, fresh skin."
That means a flawless foundation base, brushed up brows and a light wash of pinky nude to begin with on the eyelids.
"Apply Suqqu Creamy Eyeliner [it comes with a brush] from halfway along the lower lash extending to a feline flick, and on the upper lash from the inner corner to the middle of the eye.
"Set with powder to ensure it doesn't smudge, then apply Black Natural Curl Mascara to the top lashes only."
Suqqu black creamy eyeliner, £25, available from Selfridges
Suqqu volume curl mascara, £29, Selfridges