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Rachel Comey's Eyeliner Look From the Spring 2011 Runway

The Rachel Comey "Blank" Smoky Eye: Wearable or Not?


As Spring 2011 New York Fashion Week comes to a close, one of the most talked-about looks — and one that we can't stop thinking about — has been the eye makeup at Rachel Comey's show. Her models walked the runway wearing eyeliner traced out into the shape of a big smoky eye, but with none of the actual shadow filled in underneath. But how will the look translate to the real world, and is it the sort of thing you can wear on the street? Do you think this graphic liner style work on a real girl, or should it be left on the catwalk?

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simplystella simplystella 7 years
As it is, I find it totally unwearable. Maybe a softer, more blended, brownish line would look nice but this look kind of weird. @ nadienne - Oh boy, that has to be one of the worst make up trends of all time! I still see some women wearing their lipstick/lip-liner that way and it always look kinda ridiculous ;D
nadienne nadienne 7 years
Absolutely not. I don't even think it looks good on the models. It's very reminiscent of the dark lipliner/nude lip combo everyone did in the nineties, and that some Latinas still do--and it's a look I've always abhorred.
Trebbles Trebbles 7 years
I think it could be wearable, you just need to adjust it. Applying it only on the outer crease and using brown instead of black would look much better.
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 7 years
I did the look last night. Using a cream liner, and a MAC 209 brush. I went slow.... and set the line with MAC Typographic. It's pretty similar to Julianne Moore from "A Single Man", only without the pale base shadow and other liner. Wearable, but it needs something in order for most people to appreciate it.
curLRocker curLRocker 7 years
leave it on the runway!
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 7 years
So not a trend anyone with half a mind should wear. You look deranged.
steen steen 7 years
The top left model looks scary with that eyeliner!
Miss-Bree Miss-Bree 7 years
While it looks a lot better on Bella than on the runway, I'd still say it's unwearable for the every day girl. Maybe to a hip new club/etc. (but then there's the inevitable smearing on a sweaty dancing eyelid). All in all, neat to look at on models, but best left on the runway this season.
ClassicalTorture ClassicalTorture 7 years
That looks ridiculous.
makeupbydeidra makeupbydeidra 7 years
Absolutely unwearable. I'd wear it for an work event since I'm a makeup artist, but I'd definitely have to complement it with new-agey hair and outfit.
nholcombe nholcombe 7 years
I'm going to go with: NOT wearable for the everyday girl. I think a recreation of this could be done using only a medium shade of shadow and leaving the rest of the eye bare - could be pretty! The harshness of the eyeliner just looks like you either forgot to finish your makeup or that a plastic surgeon was marking on you.
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