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Trend Alert: Heavily Lined Eyes

Heavily lined eyes have been a part of beauty for decades. The trend began in the 60's mod era, and we can see it recreated by Sienna Miller playing Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl. Since then, it's made appearances in the 70's, in bright colors in the 80's and again in black in the 90's. Now in 2007, stars are wearing this look on the red carpet.

Lined eyes make a strong statement and are usually seen in shades of black, gray and slate. You can either create a cat eye with a winged tip, a smoky eye, a smudged rocker look or even create a dramatic and dark lower line with a hint of metallic like we saw for the Fall 2007 Luca Luca Show. Nowadays you can't go wrong with a sexy, heavy eye—and that's the bottom line.


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chopperdoll chopperdoll 10 years
I love eyeliner. However, I always have problems getting it on just right due to the shape of my eyes. Help!
moon-rose moon-rose 10 years
i love the look of angelina so much she always look amazing with her eyeliner
ricarocks ricarocks 10 years
love, love, love. i recommend liquid eyeliner because normal eyeliner is just too fiddly as the night wears on.
Cadet Cadet 10 years
I love the look, but I feel like it isn't very "daytime summer." But I'm in California, and it's hot and sweaty and sunny... too much makeup is just too much makeup in the summer time. Great for evenings, clubbing, and fancy affairs!
t-flash t-flash 10 years
I've been doing the heavy liquid eye liner since I was a freshman in h.s. I think it's very chic.
mdbzmom mdbzmom 10 years
Love it! I've been practicing
Jennie Jennie 10 years
I absolutely LOVE this look but I can never seem to get it quite right on myself unless a friend does it for me. How about some tips Bella?
Lill-McGill Lill-McGill 10 years
I only wear heavily lined eyes if Im going out at night - but I do love the look (even if it takes me a few tries to get it right) ;)
sweet_potato sweet_potato 10 years
Too much of anything is not good!
bellabebe87 bellabebe87 10 years
I luvvv angies look of the sexy dark eyes and nude lip, whereas gwens look seems too bold in the eyes and lips, even if the red lips are her signature style.
poetess poetess 10 years
I cannot apply it equally on both eyes. This would require professional help in my case.
Marci Marci 10 years
I use eyeliner everyday, but just a light line. The dramatic heavy look is great for people in the spotlight, but I think it would look a little silly one someone just out doing errands or whatever.
penguins268 penguins268 10 years
I love 60's winged liner, but I think Amy Winehouse takes it waaayyy to far.
junebrug junebrug 10 years
I love a smokey eye, but there's a limit. Angelina looks great, Amy looks like she's trying too hard, like always. Keira Knightley is another one whose basic smokey eye and pale lip I love, but who takes it too far sometimes. There are times she looks like she was in a brawl and got socked in both sockets. It's a matter of where you put it. I have closed-in eyes, so you can't see most of the shadow so I can get away with more, but when your dark eyeshadow reaches the browbone and all the way down to your undereye circles, it's time to pare it back.
BeautyXRush BeautyXRush 10 years
I can't wear heavy eyeliner because my eyes are already too round, and liner would just add too much. It doesnt look good upclose. I like light lined eyes.
z0mbieFck z0mbieFck 10 years
im big on thick eye liner, when i dont wear it my eyes look boring, and the only "hot topic kids" who look stupid with thick eyeliner are ones who think they're brandon lee in "The Crow"
meganekko meganekko 10 years
I wear this on a daily basis- my personal tip is that if you go heavy on the eyes, skip the lips. A nice gloss will be fine, but stay away from reds and plums- if you try to 'balance' the heavy eyes with heavy lip colour it generally is overkill.
alissonstephen alissonstephen 10 years
MAC's dress khaki metallic liner is the perfect partner to classic black liquid liner.
davie-k davie-k 10 years
I love liquid liner with kitty cat kicks at the side, it's my Saturday night regular... you won't see me dancing round my handbag without my eyes laiden with liquid liner! Bring on the Pin up fashion trend!!!
The-Italian-Jem The-Italian-Jem 10 years
The best how-to is practice practice practice! Play around with thin lines, thick lines, or lines that get thicker as they pass to the outside of the eye. Also, you can smudge up the eyeliner line with a little bit of a sharpened kohl pencil if the line is too harsh for your taste. I love wearing eyeliner during the day, but I do play down other aspects of my makeup...
calamityjen calamityjen 10 years
I love the look...wish I could pull it off but I end up looking like a jack@$$ every time I try it!
crazygirl93 crazygirl93 10 years
Love the look but I think Angelina looks the worst...
emososays17 emososays17 10 years
I'd like to try it, if anyone is good at this they should post a how to...
rubialala rubialala 10 years
Angelina's looks the best.
butterfly7 butterfly7 10 years
All for eyeliner. But this look is for party or halloween.
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