Dramatic Eyes on the Couture Catwalks

The couture shows in Paris often showcase daring new ideas (and potential trends) in beauty, from bold, saturated lips to glitter-festooned eyelashes.

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The couture shows in Paris often showcase daring new ideas (and potential trends) in beauty, from bold, saturated lips to glitter-festooned eyelashes. At Armani, colors from couture gowns were picked up in complimentary shades of mega-bright shadow.
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Another view of Armani's colorful eye makeup looks.
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This look may not show up on the sidewalk anytime soon, but on the Chanel couture catwalk, models sported classic black-rimmed eyes concealed by masks of delicate black lace.
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Another of Chanel's see-through masks, this one in a spider-like black lace.
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The House of Christian Dior always serves up the latest and greatest in all-out glamorous beauty. For couture week, models were treated to long fake eyelashes festooned with twinkling crystals.
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Other beauty looks at Dior played with an unexpected Pop Art twist. This unusual eye look includes bright blue eyebrows and shimmery chartreuse lids.
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The look also worked in reverse, with bright green browns and blue lids. Maybe "color-blocked brows" will emerge as a micro beauty trend for fall.
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Jean Paul Gaultier experimented with dramatic streaks of liner just below the lashes, creating an interesting (if slightly mime-like) look.
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Also at Gaultier, thick black bars of shadow gave a modern twist to the classic cat-eye.
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Gaultier finished the look with thick brown brows arched to 1940's perfection.
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Stephane Rolland tried an extra-heavy smoky eye look for couture week, with thick swipes of charcoal gray...and lipstick to match.
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