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Here's Why Dramatic Eye Makeup Reigned at Paris Fashion Week

"Easy on the eyes" was definitely not the motto for makeup artists backstage at Paris Fashion Week. Instead of the "no-makeup" effect that was so popular on the New York runways, the designers' bold ensembles were complemented by even bolder liner and shadow effects, like the ones seen at Chanel, Anthony Vaccarello, and Elie Saab among many others. RELATED: We Tried It: Cindy Crawford's Cleanse At Chanel, Joan Smalls worked a sharp, winged out eye, just after taking the catwalk in jagged lower liner at Anthony Vaccarello earlier in the week. Meanwhile at Elie Saab, lead makeup artist Tom Pecheux for MAC used equal parts punk rock and ballet as inspiration for the grey, double-winged shadow, and went minimal on the rest of the face. "What makes it a little bit harder is the fact that there is pretty much no color---there is very little blush, the pink of the blush is very soft, the lips are a nude, beige-y color, and the eyes are extended with two wings," he says. "It's kind of rock n' roll." In addition to the trio above, we rounded up even more of our favorite beauty moments from Paris Fashion Week, ranging from the wearable to the completely wild. Click through our gallery to see each one up close! PHOTOS: See the Best Beauty Looks from Paris Fashion Week

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Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo: Lily James Transforms into Cinderella on the Red Carpet

Red carpet premiere or a royal ball? From the looks of it, it could have been either. Lily James channeled her inner princess at the Los Angeles premiere of Cinderella in a breathtaking voluminous aqua cloud of tulle that would have made Cinderella herself envious.  RELATED: Coco Rocha Design a Cinderella Collection for the Modern-Day Princess The enchanting Elie Saab Haute Couture creation was exquisitely embroidered with silk threads, sequins, and Swarovski crystals. The couturier has made a name for himself for whipping up incredible confections (see: Jennifer Lopez's recent red carpet conquest for proof), so it comes as no surprise that Saab would assume the role of James's fairy godmother and grant her the ball gown of our dreams. But last night's fairy tale fashion didn't start or end with the dress. The Cinderella star added shine with brilliant Kwiat diamonds and a charming dose of whimsy with a fantastical Charlotte Olympia "Time Piece" box clutch ($1,995; charlotteolympia.com) that came equipped with a gold shoe clasp and a pearlized clock face with its hands near the stroke of midnight. It was a magical night indeed—though not the only time that James has transformed into the Disney princess on a red carpet. See her other spellbinding outfits in our gallery. PHOTOS: All the Times Lily James Looked Like Cinderella on the Red Carpet

Eric Wilson's 10 Best Dressed at the Oscars: Do You Agree?

Eric Wilson is InStyle' s fashion news director. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram. With the mani-cam set to sleep mode, and a campaign for #AskHerMore questions trending faster than you can say #OscarsRedCarpet, the fashion stakes at the Academy Awards took an interesting, and awkward, turn on Sunday night. For once in life, there was reason to feel sorry even for Ryan Seacrest, who was eviscerated on Twitter (deservedly so) when he asked Naomi Watts for her frittata recipe. RELATED: Here's What Naomi Watts Whipped Up the Morning Before the Oscars Well, rain pours down on the red carpet parade in buckets sometimes, both of the literal and metaphoric varieties, but there will always be reason to cheer for fashion. While the dresses were sometimes weird, sometimes zany, and sometimes too safe, there were many that were sometimes fabulous. Just look at the necklines. Strapless used to be standard, but now there are halters that wrap through jewels (Anna Kendrick in Thakoon), or high-neck gowns (Felicity Jones in Alexander McQueen), or even a flip-over drape (Patricia Arquette in black-and-white Rosetta Getty, easily Arquette’s best look of the awards season). Watching the carpet, it struck me that this one included some of the most well-crafted and thoughtful choices in years, with many dresses seen here that would only appeal to fashion insiders. And, yes, for that reason, some of them looked a little nuts. Lady Gaga wore that glittering, stiff Azzedine Alaïa, a strange moment from a designer who normally wouldn’t lift a needle for a red carpet request, now having created a custom gown for a pop star. Or Nicole Kidman in Louis Vuitton, a Technicolor slick column of butter wrapped with a red patent belt -- to borrow the euphemism of Kelly Osbourne’s, a look “ahead of its time.” Or Cate Blanchett in Maison Margiela, a sleeveless black dress with frayed edges, interesting mostly because it was such a public endorsement for the rehabilitation of the label’s designer, John Galliano. Or Sienna Miller, who wore the first Peter Copping dress for Oscar de la Renta to be seen at the Academy Awards (it was black, though, and hard to see). RELATED: Jennifer Lopez's Oscar Gown Is Enough to Make Cinderella Jealous Not all of them made my top 10, a mighty tough call this year. 1. Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein Collection The surprising trend of the night was pearls -- both as a color and an embroidery. So what a surprise it was to see a halter dress that appeared to be made entirely of thousands of tiny strands of white pearls. Not only did the dress appear to be a feat of architectural engineering, it held up to the scrutiny of making an entrance on the red carpet, and the fit was divine. 2. Marion Cotillard in Dior Haute Couture Almost classic looking from the front, the biggest surprise was its sack-back, or Watteau-back, depending on what century designer Raf Simons had in mind. Probably it was the 22nd, given the futuristic, parachute-light fabric dotted with all over holes, causing the look to both billow and deflate as Cotillard made her way down the carpet. PHOTOS: See All of the 2015 Academy Awards Red Carpet Arrivals 3. Emma Stone in Elie Saab Haute Couture Made of chartreuse embroidery in a mineral pattern, both backless and with full sleeves, this dress drew comparisons to a celery stick (Stone called it guacamole). Either way, it looked delicious. 4. Julianne Moore in Chanel Haute Couture Do you really need to know how many sequins it took to make this dress? Of course you do. Eighty thousand. Although Oscars fashion watchers expected Moore to pull out another Tom Ford or Givenchy gown, Chanel was always a wild card. And really, if Karl Lagerfeld is going to offer to make a custom dress, who’s going to say no? 5. Rosamund Pike in Givenchy We’ll still allow a few strapless dresses on the list, so long as they look like this. Besides, with the scalloped neckline and lace applique, this one looked as sensual as lingerie. PHOTOS: Rosamund Pike's Best Red Carpet Looks 6. Cate Blanchett in Maison Margiela A big takeaway from the night is that the red carpet is a place to make more than a fashion statement, and wearing a dress by the label’s designer John Galliano was a strong message of support for his recovery and return to fashion. Plus, wasn’t she smart to accessorize with that heavy turquoise necklace from Tiffany & Co? It looked great against the black. 7. Dakota Johnson in Saint Laurent Judging by online commentary, Margot Robbie’s black long-sleeve dress was the more popular of the two Saint Laurents at the Oscars. But for my money, Johnson’s red dress had the right amount of flash for the occasion, thanks to its single crystal knotted strap, a clever nod to her Fifty Shades of Grey role. Who knows if that was intentional? 8. Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford Ford told me on Friday night he was dressing “one woman and several men.” So Witherspoon turned out to be the lucky one, and very lucky indeed. Ford picked up on her signature style for sleek and clean gowns with this icy blue dress, to which he added broad bands of black. It was just a little bit unexpected, and a perfect frame for her natural beauty look for the night. RELATED: All the Details on Tom Ford's Star-Studded L.A. Story 9. Naomi Watts in Armani Privé Of the night’s big trend for textural dresses with 3-D embellishments, this one met all the requirements -- glittering, graphic, fascinating, and worn with what appeared to be a crystal sports bra. 10. A tie: Lady Gaga in Alaïa and Solange Knowles in Christian Siriano Gaga’s glittering Alaïa dress was a daring choice, and not entirely as perfect as it could have been thanks to those silly lobster-catching gloves. But I applaud an original, especially one like Solange, whose matching cape and pants ensemble was proof positive that not only does the Oscars red carpet no longer have to be all about strapless dresses, but it also doesn’t have to be about dresses at all. PHOTOS: Eric Wilson's 10 Best Dressed at the 2015 Academy Awards Which look was your favorite? Let us know by voting in the poll below!