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can eyeliner be both modern and retro? the backstage makeup artists think so.

With fashion week about to wrap, we've now gone backstage at over 40 shows. That means we've eaten at least 40 mini sandwiches, we've watched Deborah Lippmann give around 800 manicures, we've been hit in the head with a camera (or if we're lucky just a hair dryer) at least four times a day, and we've seen our fair share of Nars, Shiseido and MAC makeovers being expertly applied. Needless to say, we're starting to pick on some predominant trends. It seems like everywhere we look there's a cleaned-up version of the '60s Edie Sedgwick eye, like the the perfectly updated eyes that went down the runway Marc Jacobs.

The trend surfaced at all of these other spring '13 shows; Alexandre Herchovitch, Richard Chai, Altuzarra, Erin Fetherson, Ericson Beamon and Cushnie et Ochs. But it's more polished and less dramatic than the way that Edie wore it.

The best makeup artists in the business told us what to do differently this time around: Hold the lash extensions, hold the curved cateye lines, even hold the caked on mascara if you so please. The look is a straight, thick, clean line. And don't skip the strong brow because that's an important part

FRANCOIS NARS at Marc Jacobs
"We came up a more updated—I don't want to say modern, because modern doesn't mean anything—look than what Edie was doing. We took out the eyelashes and the heaviness of her look, but kept the essence of it. We kept the thicker eyebrows that's still very today. We made the colors very monochrome—very black and white. That gives it a strong eye and an intense look."

DICK PAGE, Artistic Director of Shiseido at Marc by Marc Jacobs
"I don't think the eye makeup belongs to any one era. You can have any version of dark eye makeup from the '20s until now. It's all context: How dirty you go, how polished you are, or how young you are."

JAMES KALIARDOS for MAC at Richard Chai
"We're taking the graphism of the '60s, but we're doing it in a soft color. We're using a color called Dirty Blonde, which is a fluid liner; it's a creamy liner that sets. Once you put it on it won't move, which is great because we won't have to retouch it once it's on because makeup disappears during fashion shows for some reason."

The line has been drawn! Click here to see which products Francois Nars used to get the look.

Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, and so much more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's round features 21 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, Tacocat, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Please Me" - Cardi B and Bruno Mars
"Please Me" will pair perfectly with all of the Valentine's Day candy you just bought on clearance. Trust me, there couldn't be a more perfect time to listen to this ultra-'90s R&B track.

Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne
I'm honestly jealous of whomever Avril is singing about on "Goddess."

Tacocat - Grains of Salt [OFFICIAL VIDEO] www.youtube.com

"Grains of Salt" - Tacocat
When I realized Tacocat was back, I literally turned around at my desk and yelled. It's a miracle.

"Can I Talk" - Caleb Steph
Caleb Steph's debut single proves that he's ready for the spotlight.

Betty - Betty Who
"You better recognize/ That you're wasting all my time" from "The One" is my new favorite response to every "photographer" on Tinder.

"Butterfly" - Kehlani
The only thing more beautiful than this cover art is Kehlani's voice.

SASAMI - Free (feat. Devendra Banhart) (Official Video) www.youtube.com

"Free" - SASAMI feat. Devendra Banhart
I would have never predicted a SASAMI and Devendra Banhart collaboration, but I am 100 percent not complaining.

Rex Orange County - New House www.youtube.com

"New House" - Rex Orange County
Alex O'Connor never fails to impress me with his soulful bedroom pop, and "New House" is no exception.

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"Cuz I Love You" - Lizzo
Distorted guitar paired with Lizzo's belting vocals? Chills, literally. She did that!

"Heads Gonna Roll" - Jenny Lewis
Like if Stevie Nicks' voice met Father John Misty's lyrics.

"Get Well" - Donna Missal
Donna Missal tells me everything I needed to hear about breakups on "Get Well."

"Patient" - Monica Martin
Sultry and sweet.

"Whorey Heart" - TeaMarr
TeaMarrr's bouncy new song is an excellent roast of the kind of fuckboi we all know and hate.

"Ice Me Out (Remix)" - Kash Doll
Kash Doll shows that she knows her way around a beat on "Ice Me Out."

"Lips of Lips" - Tiffany Young
Definitely catch me driving around with my windows down this summer blaring "Lips on Lips."