Runway Look #1: Colored Mascara
Things got interesting at the Ground Zero show as makeup artist Caroline Colombani threw traditional makeup looks right out the window. The makeup guru went for three wildly fearless makeup looks that included uniquely placed colored eyeliner, mismatched eye shadow and, our personal favorite, colored mascara. Meant to convey a ’90s-rave vibe, each look oozed individuality and threw caution to the wind!
While rocking two different shades of colored mascara on each eye is about as cool as it gets, we decided to tone the look down a notch and work with just one vibrant shade. To make sure our lashes were front-and-center, we liberally applied several coats of royal blue mascara (it’s OK to get a little clumpy here) to the top and bottom lashes. To accentuate the mascara and make it pop, we dusted the lashes and lower lash line with a similar-colored shadow.
Runway Look #2: Fresh-Faced & Freckled
The clean, minimalistic look created for the Sandy Liang show was pure perfection and one that any girl could pull off. The look, created by makeup artist Carolina Dali, featured dewy skin, flushed, pink cheeks and hand-painted freckles aimed to channel the glow of a classic British rose.
Although drawing freckles on your face may seem like an unusual and even unappealing idea, trust us on this. When applied in a more subtle-and natural-looking way, freckles are absolutely adorable and can really give your “no-makeup” makeup look a youthful boost!
To achieve this look, start off by applying an illuminating BB cream or foundation. Then dust your cheeks with a soft pink blush and follow with this freckle tutorial. Finish the look with a rosy-hued tinted lip balm or gloss and you will look every bit the effortless, delicate flower.
Product Recommendations: Maybelline FIT Me! Dewy + Smooth Foundation, NYX Colored Felt Tip Liner, Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Cheek Flush in Pinking of You, L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss in Raspberry Splash
Runway Look #3: Glittery Eyes
The runway show for Opening Ceremony featured a spotlight on glittery, metallic makeup that was highly unexpected and very, very cool. Makeup artist Yadim took a futuristic approach that showcased pigmented glitter in places you’d never guess to apply eye shadow — the nose and temples!
For our take on this glittery, shimmery look, we went for a more toned-down method and kept the shimmery situation on our upper and lower eyelids. Here’s how we did it:
Step 1: Prime the lids with an illuminating eye primer like NYX Eye Shadow Base in White Pearl. Dust a pigmented, silver shadow on the lids (try using a formula like L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Silver Sky) and pat the shadow on with the pads of your finger for ultimate pigmentation. Apply the shadow to the lower lash line and be liberal with your application so it looks smoky and dramatic.
Step 2: Apply a shimmery charcoal shade to your crease and blend out, so your eyes are contoured and defined.
Step 3: Use a silver, powder-based shadow (loose or pressed) and liberally dust the entire lid, working just past the crease of the eye. Work the same shadow along the lower lash line and buff out the color until it looks seamless. We used Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Moonspoon.