Bursts of vibrant shadow.
From the flashes of fuchsia at Louis Vuitton to the graphic cobalt seen at Victoria Beckham’s show, bold chromatic eye-colour is the high-voltage beauty trend straight off the runway this season.
A pop of electric colour is the fastest way to update those old browns and blacks, as long as you avoid the biggest pitfall: under-blending.
“Keep the stronger shade on the outside corners of the eyes,” advises Maybelline’s global artist Nigel Stanislaus, “and blend it well into a milder shade in the inner corner of the eyes.” He recommends pretty combos like purple and pink or orange and red. “Add a gold highlight for an outstanding finish.”
Scared of Bozo the Clown garishness? Pare back the look with fresh, nude skin and soften cheeks, lips and nails with neutral tones. “You can also dial down high-pigment colour by wetting your brush and using it as a coloured liner,” Stanislaus adds.