"Upside Down" Eyeliner Is Dominating Fashion Week

At this point, the cat-eye is old news – and graphic eyeliner is quickly taking its place in a big way this year. We first reported that the "upside down" look was on the rise in Hollywood, but it has since extended far beyond the red carpet. Now, the reversed trend is getting multiple makeovers at New York Fashion Week, and it looks cooler than ever before.

Usually, minimal makeup reigns supreme backstage at the fashion shows — but not this year. Instead, makeup artists are reaching for the liquid liner, drawn on anywhere except the upper lash line, to deliver a shot of bold color. The best part? Even the biggest beauty novice can recreate it.

Ahead, our favorite takes on the trend so far — from the bright white hues at Ulla Johnson to bejeweled accents at Jeremy Scott and cerulean waterlines at Tadashi Shoji.

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Jill Stuart

Steady hand not required for this upside down cat-eye. Recreate the thick line using a kajal pencil or matte shadow, extending the flick from the midway point of your lower lash line outward, for a smudgy look that's messy enough to make people think it's from the night before.
Ulla Johnson

A matte white liquid liner is like a cappuccino for red, puffy eyes — in that it brightens them in an instant. The reversed location gives it a cool touch.
Jeremy Scott

The undereye area was accented at Jeremy Scott's show by flesh-colored gemstones glued to underneath the lower lash line for a fresh take on a minimal look.
Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images.
Tadashi Shoji

For a softer take on the graphic eye, blend a shimmery shadow all over your lid and lower lashline until it's a sheer wash of color. Make the look pop with a bold, primary shade on your waterline, like this cerulean hue.
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