Spring Beauty Update: Into The Blue

Mimi ON Apr 16, 2012 AT 12:41 pm

Into the Blue

It may not seem to be the most intuitive look to implement during a warm, sultry Spring, but nonetheless the smoky eye abounded across the Spring Summer 2012 catwalks. At Rodarte, make up artist James Kaliardos for NARS, encircled models’ eyes, from lash line to brow bone, with an opaque navy shade whilst offering an unusual rounded update from the classic smoky cats-eye look. Kaliardos explained, “the shape is circular, very van Gogh and very soft around the edges.” At Ungaro, eyes were smothered in soft, watery blues hues with a hint of a glossy gleam over lids and at Just Cavalli, eyes were more simply rimmed with a dark, iridescent midnight blue, with a heavy focus on the lower lash line.

To recreate the look, we suggest avoiding the eyelash-to-eyebrow colour placement (unless you have model facial proportions of large, wide-set eyes, that is, and even then, tread carefully).

Create definition around the lash line, both top and bottom, using Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Rue Saint-Honoré £17 and gently blend outwards using a fine blending brush such as MAC 219 Pencil Brush £19. Work Stila Smudge Crayon Waterproof Eye Colour in Midnight Blue £14, straight from the pen, across the entire lid and blend up into the crease. Or if you prefer a powder-shadow, Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eyeshadow in 01 £26 is a luxuriously deep iridescent blue. For the deepest, darkest navy shade, MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadow in Lunar is a new liquid-powder hybrid shadow that can be layered to create either a sheer, crystal wash to a metallic highly polished effect.

Complete the Starry Night look with luminous skin, a hint of peach blush swept just below the cheekbone and up to the temple and a touch of a sheeny natural lip colour.

 

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