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Your eyeliner needn’t end with a subtle, ‘feline flick’. For 2018, all bets are off and all shapes are cool … from thumbprint (Tom Ford, Miu Miu, Jason Wu) to dot/dash (Jeremy Scott, Rochas), via half-baked (Jill Stuart) and full-beam neon wings (Fendi). Whether you favour underlined eyes, Winehouse-esque wings, Twiggy-worthy lashes or a graphic, multi-coloured look that Queen Cleo would be proud of, eyeliner is your means of self-expression.

If you’re ready to rip up the rule book, try an advanced liquid eyeliner like the {Sketch Marker} by {Too Faced} (above), which is inspired by Japanese calligraphy pens with an ultra-flexible, paintbrush-like tip and 12 shades to choose from, from classic blacks and browns to impressively ‘out-there’ blues, greens – and even white.

Prefer a little guidance when it comes to liner? The Vamp Stamp’s iconic {VaVaVoom Stamp} and Nudestix’s {Rock N’ Roller Easy Eyeliner Ink} make flawless flicks utterly effortless, while Stila’s new {Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow} creates a hypnotically on-trend eye gloss look that’s perfect with a slick of NYX Professional Makeup’s {Slide On Pencil} to finish things off.

While liner’s going bold, long, lustrous lashes are set to remain firmly in vogue. A crop of two-step, dual-effect mascaras are the perfect way to achieve this; By Terry’s {Lash-Expert Twist Brush} is paving the way here, with an innovative wand that transforms with a simple twist of the handle, while Too Faced’s {Better Than False Lashes Extreme} provides both lengthening fibres and an intensely black formula to lock these in.

Want to boost your mascara even further? Kevyn Aucoin’s {The Eye Lash Curler} has long been considered one of the best in the business – with Kim KW being a reported fan. Failing that, {Huda Beauty’s} range of exquisite false lashes may make you tempted to sack off mascara for good…


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