Where the eyes of the models at Maiyet were painted with an angelic subtle silver last season, they went for a deep metallic anthracite for next Fall/Winter. While the make-up is super dark, I thought it looked crazily fresh, especially on the always energetic Xiao Wen Ju.
The under eye eyeliner took the make-up to a more runway-like level, but I would definitely rock the upper part for a party or any other special occasion. For example the fact that afterDRK will have an official beauty editor very, véry soon. Or the fact that fashion month is almost over and I had an amazing season. Or just because it is Sunday and don’t we all LOVE Sundays?
Also, how cool are the shoes? A super modern take on Mary Janes…
Make-up by Tom Pecheux for MAC.
Whoops! Sorry for the leftovers from the Parisian rain (or should I say pour down?) clinging to my patent loafers. Yeah hmm, things are not really going very well with that second season 5 Piece French Wardrobe-ing of mine. Still trying to figure out how I am going to explain this to my self consciousness. (HELP?!)
So I got Stan Smiths (not exactly on my shopping list) and I got patent loafers (not on my shopping list either). Confessions, confessions…
PS: I will show you what I wore on top a bit later…
Picture by Anna Nooshin.
I have discussed the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette before, but can we please talk about it again? So when I ‘did’ this simple shaping eyes thing and my other half came home from work, first thing he said was: “Wow, you look pretty today!”
It is nothing super noticeable, but apparently what I did was noticeable enough to make a difference in a guys eyes. (Also, I was wearing my gym clothes, ready for a run in the park and he loves it – way more than I do – when I work out, so it might have a little something to do with that as well.)
Anyway, I gave my between almond and round shaped eyes some extra definition with mostly the matte hues from this palette.
By somewhat following the how-to guide that comes with the palette, I used the fluffy brush to sweep the lightest shade across my lids, a darker shade in the crease of my eyes and as a subtle liner in the outer corner of my eyes. And some shimmer in the inner corners to make me look super awake and fresh (I also slept for 10 hours, whoops!). Just some shades to create highlights and shadows that give my eyes more definition if that makes any sense.
Simple, but hey we all know easy beauty works.
I already told you I use the darkest taupe of the palette to fill in my brows, which is kind of perfect finished off with my brow gel. And since we’re talking about shapes already, a brow trick I learned from being on set and/or backstage every once in a while is to keep them a tiny bit asymmetrical. It looks more natural than when they are completely exactly the same, which is too hard for me to do anyway.
Now Smashbox is giving away 500 of these (and tons of other things, like a trip to LA(!) for two). How to win?
1. Submit a selfie showing your eye shape and hashtag it with #shapematters to either Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or directly HERE.
2. You can enter as many times as you want.
3. Make sure you’re settings are public, so the picture shows up on the contest page.
This post was created in collaboration with Smashbox.