Although we haven’t even gotten through the trends of the upcoming holidays, after seeing the makeup of the Dior, Chanel, and the above Spring/Summer 2013 shows, it’s prevalent that colorful eyes will be a theme next year.
At Chloe, Diane Kendal used the collections’ sixties reference to create a modernized retro cat-eye, with the MAC Pigment in copper.
Alex Box created molten red “structural, but felt” lids, for the Gareth Pugh show, courtesy of a blend of MAC Eyeshadows in Coppering, Cranberry, All That Glitters, Honey Lust, and Basic Red that was given definition with a line of its Lip Pencil in Cherry along the inner rims.
Jean Paul Gautier had an 80’s revival with references to Madonna, Boy George, Grace Jones, David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Sade, Jane Birkin, and even ABBA! This in turn involved 11 different makeup looks by Stephen Marais in total.
At Kenzo, artist Yadim created six different eye liner looks. “It’s slightly rave, modern and graphic,” Yadim continued of the thick etching of MAC Chromaline in taupe, black, forest green, yellow, orange, and bright green that he traced around models’ lids, drawing it to a point in the inner corner of the eye and leaving a small gap in the otherwise fluid shape in the center of lower lash lines “for a surprise.” To make them stand out even more, he kept upper and lower lashes heavy and clumpy with MAC Haute & Naughty mascara while taking down lips, beefing up brows, and giving cheeks a slight contour with MAC Blush in Taupe.
Peter Philips at Fendi used his art background when he used colors from the collection for the eyes. “It was a bathing suit,” Philips explained of the neoprene swatches in peach, teal, royal blue, neon orange, tan, and yellow that he placed beneath the lash line in a three-part system: “There is black on the bottom, pointed outward,” he elaborated, followed by a color strip in the middle, and a shorter, brighter piece on the inner corner.
The eyes at the Stella McCartney show were framed by clean, groomed brows by Pat McGrath. After models had onsite facials (courtesy of Sunday Riley’s Ceramic Slip Cleanser and a mask of the clay wash mixed with its Good Genes fluid followed by a few drops of its extra-nourishing Juno Serum), their eyes were treated with CoverGirl Queen Collection Vivid Impact Eyeliner in Jade on the inside rim, and topped with a few swipes of black mascara on top lashes only.
In New York, Donna Karen had MAC makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury create anon-contagious pink eyeby rimming the eyes in a Magenta lipliner and then individually coloring the lashes using Chromaline in Process Magenta.