Ex­treme eyes

Hong Kong Tatler - - Beauty -

It’s the first time in a cou­ple of sea­sons that we’re see­ing eye make-up trends that are ex­treme and un­con­ven­tional. There are the stripes of cobalt at Kenzo, the aqua­ma­rine eye­liner at Tem­per­ley and the icy washes of muted pas­tels at Chloé and Nina Ricci. For eyes, ap­par­ently any­thing goes, as long as it’s edgy and wholly un­ex­pected. Even the most neu­tral of eye shadow shades are, on closer in­spec­tion, tonally very sub­ver­sive— khakis were dusty, plum shades were bruised and vi­o­let dulled, as though clouded by an In­sta­gram fil­ter.

Seem­ingly tired of play­ing it safe, makeup artists wielded all man­ner of shadow and eye­liner shades in a bounty of sur­pris­ing tex­tures. This re­sulted in haunt­ing ha­los of bur­nished bronze at Al­berta Ferretti, mod­ern, multi-hued cat-eye flicks at Chanel, and the ever-so-re­fresh­ing use of glitter, shim­mer and high-shine metallics that added ex­tra di­men­sion to eye­lids at Christian Dior (in blue), Al­tuzarra (in char­treuse) and Vera Wang (in pink). Even eye­lashes took a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive for the new sea­son. They were clumped up and clot­ted at Mis­soni and Prada, fanned out and feath­ered at Al­berta Ferretti and Em­po­rio Ar­mani, in­tense at Tom Ford and faux and outré at Gucci. GET THE LOOK TAKE YOUR CUE FROM THE CAT­WALK: EX­PER­I­MENT WITH COLOUR, BUT LIMIT BRIGHT SHADES TO A BLINK-AND-YOU’LLMISS-IT FLASH ACROSS THE UP­PER LASH LINE, A SHEER WASH IN AN UN­PRE­DICTABLE HUE OR A COM­PLEX­ION-EN­HANC­ING PLUM- OR BERRY-TONED LINER. EX­AG­GER­ATED FALSE LASHES MAY WORK ON THE RUN­WAY BUT, AS MAKE-UP ARTIST VAL GAR­LAND POINTS OUT, “IN THE REAL WORLD, YOU WANT THE PRET­TI­NESS OF MAS­CARA.” SO AMP UP YOUR LASH LOOK BY LAY­ER­ING A COAT OF LENGTH­EN­ING MAS­CARA OVER A VO­LU­MIS­ING ONE.

CLOCK­WISE FROM TOP: TOM FORD; KENZO; CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ PER­FECT LASH MAS­CARA; GIOR­GIO AR­MANI EYES TO KILL LINER; MAC IN­DI­VID­UAL EYE­LASHES; SHI­SEIDO SHIM­MER­ING CREAM EYE COLOUR IN MOSS; CHRISTIAN DIOR 5 COULEURS EYE­SHADOW PAL­ETTE IN CUIR CAN­NAGE

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