By Ingrid Schmidt
March 3, 2013
In sync with the '60s spirit in fashion, eye makeup is going Mod. Think shadows in bold Pop art brights, feathered liner, mega lashes and graphic brows.
Makeup artist François Nars channeled the signature look of Edie Sedgwick, Andy Warhol's muse and one of the era's style icons, at the Marc Jacobs spring fashion show. Anchored by strong brows, dramatic eyes were the focal point, punched up with dark liner and loads of mascara for a spidery-lashed look without false lashes.
"Adding a darker shade to the [lower rim] will make the eye pop, especially if you use black," Nars says. "But it's sometimes nice to put an unexpected color in the [rim]. It's an easier way to play with multiple colors and emphasize the eyes."
For an extra stroke of brilliance, several makeup artists at the spring fashion shows added an arch of colored eyeliner in the eye crease.
Others, such as Pat McGrath at Dior, amped up the eye with a full-on flash of happy-go-lucky colored shadow. Interpreting designer Raf Simons' "techno butterfly" theme, McGrath hand-applied swoops of Swarovski crystals over vividly hued, winged shadow to eye-popping effect. Lashes, brows and lips were left natural to balance the standout color.
Take inspiration by trying a splash of vibrant shadow or shimmery eye glitter on an otherwise bare face. But proceed with a light hand; more is not more in the case of electric-hued eye color.
"When in doubt, keep everything in moderation," Nars says. "And if you're going to experiment with bold color, make sure you blend."
Another, more fail-proof option for attention-grabbing eyes: Full, fluttery faux lashes. And don't forget to bat them.
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