Makeup took a decided turn for the dramatic on the runway, with strong black eyes emerging as a key trend. “For spring, makeup was all about making an impact, and eyes were the major focus,” said makeup artist Val Garland, who dubbed the look “glamour Goth.” At some shows, eyes were heavily shadowed on the upper and lower lids; at others, the emphasis was on the top only. Shapes ranged from the round at Ashish and Louise Gray to the feline at Yves Saint Laurent. With eyes this strong, the most common choice for lips? A swipe of concealer and little else.
This story first appeared in the November 14, 2008 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.