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GFW19: Bold, bright, beautiful eye makeup takes centre stage

3rd June 2019

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One of the most striking trends of Graduate Fashion Week so far: bold eye makeup. Amongst more neutral styles, the Solent University makeup students have gone for it. And we want more.

It’s been a trend this year in the worldwide fashion world – especially since AW18 Fashion Week – and with the sun out, colours are out too. From festivals to the street, people are stepping outside their comfort zone and trying new bolder styles - just because they can.

And although it's long-been a strong festival trend (for more see this piece by our Beauty editor Francesca Thompson-Smith) bright colours and bold makeup is no longer constrained to field-based music events. 

Image Credit: Francesca Thompson-Smith

Look at trend-setter Fashion Editor (and GFW18 alumni) Jamie Windust, for instance. Their bold makeup is now famous, but the covers of their award-winning magazine FRUITCAKE last year were already announcing the colour revolution:

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At this year's Graduate Fashion Week, there are clear 80s and punk vibes, with a celebration of eccentricity. It's not a lacklustre copy of years gone by, though: makeup artists have reinterpreted the style with a very modern flair.

Think Studio 54 meets Stargate Atlantis. Vivacious purples, pinks, greens, and shiny golds and silvers are impactful and do more than complement the garments - they sublime them. 

Here is our selection of the best eye looks from Day 1 at Graduate Fashion Week:


Image Credit: Camille Dupont

Image Credit: Camille Dupont

Image Credit: Camille Dupont

Image Credit: Camille Dupont

Image Credit: Camille Dupont

Bold eyeliners and eye shadows are empowering people and acting as a reminder of how exciting fashion is - and exactly why we’re in love with it.

Follow our coverage of GFW19 here and on Instagram @thenationalstudent.

Lead image Credit: Camille Dupont

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