Photographed by Kate Owen

Beauty

The Freshest Day-To-Night Eyeliner Tricks For Fall

Hint: it’s the big picture that counts

New season, new you. Autumn is the perfect chance to refresh your look before the big year-end shebang. Your wardrobe is a fine place to start, but beauty has always been a go-to as well, because it's, well, temporal; you can change your entire look with one product, remove it, and then start again the next day. That said, along with cooler weather and lower humidity, fall brings longer work days and less time for you to get ready for the night.

That's a challenge we're willing to embrace, though, because we've found two products that provide enough of a versatile base upon which to build three striking day-to-night looks. We armed makeup artist Ashleigh Ciucci with Clinique's new bold and dark High Impact™ Custom Black Kajal eyeliner and Lash Power™ Flutter-to-Full Mascara, which has the ability to transform your lashes into something magazine-worthy at the twist of the barrel, and challenged her to create three looks perfect for fall and easy enough to do on your own. The trick is using the eyeliner as a foundation for your whole look, but you'll see that for yourself in the gallery, below.

Photographed by Kate Owen; Styled by Marissa Smith; Hair & Makeup by Ashleigh Ciucci.

Photographed by Kate Owen

Smoked Out

This look is all about smoking it out. Ciucci began by lining the eye with Clinique's High Impact™ Custom Black Kajal eyeliner along the upper lashline. She lightly tugged on the eye to create tension, which made sketching from the outer corner to the inner corner of the eye easier. She says it's okay for it to be imperfect; smudge the line out with your fingertip. With one click of Clinique's Lash Power™ Flutter-to-Full Mascara tube, she applied mascara using a flicking motion from the eyelash's root to tip. For the lips, Ciucci kept it easy with a warm reddish-brown tinted balm.

Clinique, High Impact™ Custom Black Kajal in 'Blackened Black,' $17, available at Clinique; Lash Power™ Flutter-to-Full Mascara in 'Black,' $21, available at Clinique; Sweet Pots™ Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm in 'Black Honey,' $19.50, available at Sephora.

Photographed by Kate Owen

To take the look from day-to-night, Ciucci boosted the smokey liner and rimmed the upper and lower waterlines with the eyeliner. She then tapped the tinted lip balm along the eyelid to create a glossy effect. By clicking the Clinique's Lash Power™ Flutter-to-Full Mascara tube two times, Ciucci filled out the upper and lower eyelashes. She then finished it off by applying a bright, matte reddish-pink lip. 

Clinique, High Impact™ Custom Black Kajal in 'Blackened Black,' $17, available at Clinique; Lash Power™ Flutter-to-Full Mascara in 'Black,' $21, available at Clinique; Sweet Pots™ Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm in 'Black Honey,' $19.50, available at Sephora; Clinique Pop Liquid™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer in 'Ripe Pop,' $18.50, available at Clinique.

Photographed by Kate Owen

Big, Bold Cat Eye

The cat eye is, perhaps, the most versatile eyeliner look. Here, Ciucci began by applying a creamy eyeshadow all over the lid using a soft, fluffy brush. Using the same brush, she swept a darker brown eyeshadow through the lid's crease from the outer corner in. Using Clinique's High Impact™ Custom Black Kajal eyeliner, Ciucci then lined the lower lashline and smudged it with a fingertip. (Don't worry, the cat eye comes later.) To really amp the look up, she clicked Clinique's Lash Power™ Flutter-to-Full Mascara tube two times and applied it to the top and bottom lashes. To finish, Ciucci uses a rose-tinted lip balm.

Clinique, High Impact™ Custom Black Kajal in 'Blackened Black,' $17, available at Clinique; Lash Power™ Flutter-to-Full Mascara in 'Black,' $21, available at Clinique; Lid Pop in 'Vanilla Pop,' $17, available at Clinique; Lid Pop in 'Cocoa Pop,' $17, available at Clinique; Sweet Pots™ Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm in 'Sweet Rose,' $19.50, available at Clinique.

Photographed by Kate Owen

For nighttime, Ciucci really wanted to exaggerate the cat eye for all its worth. She began by using the lower lashline's natural extension as a guide to creating the perfect cat eye angle. With an angled brush, she smoothed the line out. With a smudging brush, Ciucci swept a blue eyeshadow across the lower lashline. Three clicks of Clinique's Lash Power™ Flutter-to-Full Mascara tube added drama to the daytime mascara. To finish the look, Ciucci applied a pink matte lip.

Clinique, High Impact™ Custom Black Kajal in 'Blackened Black,' $17, available at Clinique; Lash Power™ Flutter-to-Full Mascara in 'Black,' $21, available at Clinique; Lid Pop in 'Surf Pop,' $17, available at Clinique; Clinique Pop™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer in 'Peony Pop,' $18.50, available at Clinique.

Photographed by Kate Owen

Magpie's Dream

The metallic trend isn't going anywhere fast. (Phew!) To begin, Ciucci lightly tugged on the eye to create tension for lining the upper lashline from the outer corner to the inner, smoothing it out with an angled brush. She then applied Clinique's Lash Power™ Flutter-to-Full Mascara to the lashes after clicking the tube to its first setting. A matte rouge lip was applied to bring some color to the face. 

Clinique, High Impact™ Custom Black Kajal in 'Blackened Black,' $17, available at Clinique; Lash Power™ Flutter-to-Full Mascara in 'Black,' $21, available at Clinique; Clinique Pop Liquid™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer in 'Petal Pop,' $18.50, available at Clinique.

Photographed by Kate Owen

Ciucci then introduced more eyeliner to the look for nighttime by lining the upper and lower waterlines. She then swept a golden eyeshadow across the lids and applied Clinique's Lash Power™ Flutter-to-Full Mascara to the eyelashes, clicking the tube twice. She finished the look off with a rich, reddish-purple matte lip for added oomph.

Clinique, High Impact™ Custom Black Kajal in 'Blackened Black,' $17, available at Clinique; Lash Power™ Flutter-to-Full Mascara in 'Black,' $21, available at Clinique; Lid Pop in 'Willow Pop,' $17, available at Clinique; Clinique Pop™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer in 'Pow Pop,' $18.50, available at Clinique.