If you know and love Maybelline like we do, there’s a good chance you’ve seen and admired the work of Erin Parsons, the brand’s global makeup artist and Gigi Hadid’s go-to. This NYFW, we had the chance to follow Parsons backstage before the Alice & Olivia presentation to get a peek at the look before it hit the runway. Upon entering the crazy backstage beauty workspace, our eyes were immediately drawn to super cool, glitter smoky eye makeup paired with minimal face makeup, natural brows and a natural lip.
Needless to say, we found Erin Parsons immediately to get the rundown on how we can create a more subtle version (or not, if subtle isn’t your thing) of the look at home without the help of a professional makeup artist. The look, which Parsons claims to actually be “pretty easy,” is described as “classic rock ‘n’ roll meets opulent Marie Antoinette finishings.” For the presentation, makeup artists painted actual black glitter onto the models’ eyelids for drama and applied Waterproof Maybelline Temptation Mascara to curled lashes to catch any glitter that could potentially fall. Your own lashes as a protective barrier? Who knew.
So whether or not your average night calls for meticulously painted black glitter or a less messy alternative (try the Maybelline City Mini palette), your eye makeup will still look like you just stepped off the runway. Check out the steps to get the look, below.
About the Author:Marisa is an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com where she's responsible for creating content that inspires, informs and influences readers. She's obsessed with trying new beauty products, hoards a crazy amount of lipstick and her second love (besides makeup) is food. Her work has also appeared in Domino Magazine, StyleCaster, Guest of a Guest and Jeannine Morris Media.