Winged Eyeliner Just Got An Epic Kabuki Upgrade At Louis Vuitton Cruise 2018

Good news for those of us who never quite mastered the perfect cat eye

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You're running late again, why?

It's not because the bus was delayed or because you misplaced your house keys. Although these may be your excuses of choice, the truth of the matter is it's probably because you couldn't get your damn winged eyeliner right.

We've spent years trying to perfect the trendy eyeliner flick that has dominated the catwalks. All the while praying that one day wonky, slightly smudged and all-round average eyeliner might become the 'in' thing.

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Well, your prayer has been answered.

Following their crazy successful Yayoi Kusama collab back in 2012, and Final Fantasy-esque SS16 anime bag campaign, Louis Vuitton returned to its obsession with Japanese futurism once again to send models gliding down a floating Kyoto runway rocking leopard-print cowboy boots and kabuki-style graphic eyeliner - part of their Cowboy Bebop meets Firefly Cruise 2018 show.

The expressive make-up look, inspired by traditional Kabuki theatre, was created by the backstage legend that is Pat McGrath, and included exaggerated brows and majorly winged eyeliner using her, now infamous, Dark Star 006 Black Smudge Eyeliner Kohl.

And it's not just LV jumping on the OTT eyeliner bandwagon with AW17 shows sending it down runways all over the place.

Everyone from Versace to Saint Laurent opted for a bolder, imperfect look and who are we to argue with them?

At the forefront of the modern upgrade was Donetella Versace. The Versace designer is well-known for her love of heavy black liner, so it seems only right that she gives her signature look some time in the spotlight.

The Versace show featured a FIERCE cat eye,which was, you guessed it, created by Pat McGrath and pretty much resembles the effect you get when you're having an absolute eyeliner mare. You know the one, when you just keep on adding more, only to step back and realise you look like Avril Lavigne circa 2003.

But hey, it's nice to know we now don't need to go reaching for the make-up remover.

Basically, the gist is the more eyeliner, the better. Following suit in Milan was Marni, which saw a more subtle approach. However, it still outweighed the normal eyeliner/ eyelid ratio.

Meanwhile, Saint Laurent went for IDGAF vibes with unfinished shapes and broken lines, that we could all probably still create after a few too many tequila's.

Don't worry, it doesn't all look like one big eyeliner glitch. The classic cat eye did make an appearance at Chloe. However, it still boasted smudged edges, which before would of had us running to the nearest bathroom for a touch up. Not anymore!

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