Sparkly eye makeup isn't exactly a new trend — it was all over the Spring 2018 runways — but it's certainly one with some staying power. And it'll still be going strong come autumn, at least if the Fall 2018 New York runways are any indication. Throughout New York Fashion Week, makeup artists got creative, experimenting with unexpected, multimedia forms of glitter, glimmer, shimmer and shine when it came to the eye looks they crafted for the runways.
For the Oscar de la Renta show, Tom Pecheux (for MAC) created a subtly glimmery effect, layering violet cream shadow over models' lids before patting pink-and-purple-tinged glitter over top. In addition to placing it on the upper lids, he also intentionally dabbed a bit on the lower lash line, concentrated at the center, to embrace the inevitable fallout.
At Tuesday's Alice + Olivia presentation, makeup artist Erin Parsons (for Maybelline) went for a much bolder effect, rimming models' eyes with an intense ring of super-sized black glitter. The final look — a punk-y, rocker-like smoky eye made entirely of the metallic specks — was one that populated many Instagram feeds post-presentation.
Meanwhile, for the Kate Spade presentation, makeup artist Romy Soleimani (also for MAC) kept the entire look natural — with the exception of major, multimedia-adorned eyes. She adhered Swarovski crystals to models' upper lids, up to the brow bone, for what she called a "millennial Dolly Parton" inspired look. We're not sure if Parton ever wore this particular style, but it was beautiful nonetheless.
Of all the lead makeup artists making the rounds with kits full of glitter at this season's shows, Soleimani was arguably on the most major glimmer kick. In addition to the bejeweled Kate Spade look, she also busted out holographic, loose glitter for Milly, which she dusted over models' eyes, and opulent gold leaf for Ulla Johnson. The latter material was placed in an exaggerated, almond cat-eye shape, which created a glint-y, gilded effect from the runway.
Click through the gallery below to see our roundup of the sparkliest stand-out makeup eye candy, fresh from the New York shows.