All About the Eyes

From kohl-rimmed liner to disco-inspired shine, when it came to beauty this season, the eyes were on full display.

By: Avery Matera

For those who love to play with makeup, rejoice. This season’s runways proved that bold makeup is back— which is more than welcome considering that much of the world has spent the past year and a half wearing little to no makeup at all, with very few places worthy of such a dramatic look. All that is changing now that parties are happening, and restaurants are opening up for indoor dining. And if you’re looking for an instant look that has nothing at all to do with what cool new clothing you’re wearing— or not —makeup is the way to go.

But this season isn’t just about any old makeup. Specifically, it’s all about the eyes. From Chanel’s kohl-rimmed lids to Versace’s brightly colored dramatic cat eyes, punk smudges on the upper lids at MaxMara, and more, it’s clear that it’s time to pull out your pencils, mascara, shadows, and more — and the more colorful, the better. Whether you’re going for deep blacks from the punk age or channeling more of a disco dancer, opting for some more color and sparkle, this season isn’t the time to go light when it comes to your use of materials. In other words, it’s a great excuse to go shopping for some new materials. And we know you don’t have to be asked twice!

This holiday season, shop everything from Chanel’s colorful palettes to MAC’s beloved liners and shadows; Morphe gives you more bang with a pair of multi-use lashes and a mascara that will have your lashes seemingly growing feet in length.

Here, we round up all the must-haves when it comes to your holiday makeup this year. The bigger, the better!

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Les 4 Ombres, Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow


Merit Brown 1980 Eyebrow Gel


Make It Big Volumizing Mascara




Surprise Eyes Eyeshadow x 6

MAC Cosmetics

Ombre Première Laque Limited-Edition Longwear Eyeshadow


Charlotte Tilbury Eye Color Magic Eyeliner Pencil Duo


Technakohl Liner

MAC Cosmetics

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