• Think soft, not hard:
James Kaliardos (for MAC), who did the makeup for DVF had a few general words of wisdom. “Anything you’re doing [with color], you want to do it in a soft way, so it’s not hard,” he cautioned. “No color blocking, no ‘shape’ on the eye! Use an intense color, but make it soft so you don’t look like a cartoon.” Tom Pecheux (for MAC), who gave the Altuzarra girls a “tattoo blue” eyeliner, thinks navy blue is super chic. “Designers are begging for color that is very washed out,” Pecheux said. “Royal blue is almost like a washed out black.” Key words: Soft and washed out. Got that?
At the Rebecca Minkoff show, Stila makeup artist Sarah Lucero used a minty blue along the inner eye corners and drawn up to the middle upper lash line. It’s a “blink and you miss it” flash of blue, subtle enough to add just a pop of color. Catherine Malandrino’s girls had a smudge of blue at the upper corners of the eyelid right below the brow bone.
But, your eye color matters: