A dash of pastel shadow, color-blocking as striped as a rainbow, shimmer like there’s no tomorrow and the always-edgy, stark black. Get ready to slay with the best eye makeup looks for 2018.
While Alberta Ferretti dazzled the crowd in his Venetian-inspired romantic ballroom collection; complete with flowing gowns, oversized ruffles, floral motifs, and even a monochromatic palette, it’s makeup artist Tom Pecheux who unabashedly took centre stage at Milan Fashion Week. Reinterpreting the conventional smoky eye by adding that high-street glam factor, he’s drawn emphasis to the inner corners with the gilded effect and smudged on ton of kajal over both waterlines. Completing the unapologetically confident look is a contrasting red shadow bang in the centre of the upper lid crease just in time to bring in the holiday cheer.
Clean-cut suits, fitted leather jacks and fur-lined overcoats stole Moschillo’s show but there was one constant that soon overtook theFall beauty world: flirty pastels. While on-lookers were awaiting the archetypal broody eyes and vampy lips, they were taken aback with the fresh-faced avatar each model took-on. Think classic monochromatic with pearly-pink lips, an undetectable flush incorporating light-reflecting highlights and baby pink lids. It’s so unlike the usual deep, dramatic hues that we had to showcase this pure face. To achieve this patented look, apply the dreamiest pink you can lay your hands on and top the tint with clear gloss over both the upper eyelids.
Reminiscent of spring gardens in bloom, the Byblos Collection had everything from loose tunics, blossoming stoles and bomber jackets. Shimming down the runway was a whimsical display of silhouettes adorned in bright hues and free-flowing styles. To complement that child-like innocence, candy-colored tones lit up the faces of each super-model. Cobalt blue, raspberry red, aqua green and pops of yellow were the shades that played on loop. To replicate this statement-making eye look start with a sunny-side up, yolk-yellow hue to create depth in the inner eye crease. Then, pat some of the color on the lower water too and for the clashing underliner use a strikingly contrasting blue.
Pat McGrath did it again, this time at Donatella Versace’s show. The makeup-maestro brought back black in style. With intense kohl smeared across the upper eyelids doesn’t Bella resemble a goth-goddess? To obtain the symmetry this beauty trend-setter accomplished it’s advisable to use a gel liner just so there’s utmost accuracy during application or if you find yourself with shaky fingertips it’s time to trade it in for a thick felt-tip. This pen-type design offers one-stroke precision for the perfect angel wings right from the inner corners of each eye all the way out to the temples. The next step’s easy-peasy. Opt for a kohl pencil with a creamy pigment and be sure to stay inside the lines.
ODing on Metallic
No eye makeup look list will ever be complete without metallics. All that shimmer, glitz, and glitter will forever be part of our festive picks, don’t you think? This year however since the trend took off even during spring and summer, there’s no reason not to go all-out even during the winter. At the Chanel show there was an eclectic mix of futuristic prints and retro-outfits. Even the makeup was a combination of both the past and the future. Take this look for instance, Twiggy-like spidery lashes taken way back from the ‘60s, bold brows - the staple of today, silver eyeshadow keeping in line with the upcoming celebrations and finishing with a clean yet amplifying line below the brow.
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