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Beauty Trend: Electric Eyes

Monday 21st March 2016
NYFW has made one thing clear: electric eyes will dominate the beauty world for 2016. Chanel has done it. Rodarte has done it. Anna Sui is doing it, and Christian Dior has done it too. But is it possible to replicate this gleaming beauty trend for your wedding, or should the glittery eye statement stay put on the runway?
Posted under: wellness Tagged: #beauty

A little gold on the lid

As much as we adore all things glimmer and glitter, like any beauty trend, attention to the overall cohesiveness of the look is necessary. A hint of gold sparkle around the eyes works to accentuate eye colour and create a romantic aesthetic. Embrace a relaxed, silk silhouette and delicately detailed fringing for easy elegance and the ultimate 90’s model-off-duty look. A statement eye calls for a feminine up-do, softening the bold eye.

Working with a gilded palette will create a regal look that particularly compliments the brunette bride. Start with a darker shade of gold and trace a think line along the innermost edge of the eyelid. Gradually moderate the application of the gold as you reach the brow bone and incorporate a light auburn or copper shade for an off-kilter smokey eye. Recreate Tom Pecheux’s look for Altuzarra using the MAC Fall 2015 Eye Trend Palette.

For the bride: Finish the look by keeping brows full and natural and skip the mascara. Smudge a light layer of concealer over the lips and add a lacquer of sheer gloss to downplay this gleaming beauty trend.

Under the eyes

It’s equal part psychedelic and sheer chicness. Note to self: glitter makeup doesn’t always have to be applied to the eyelid. Inspired by Anna Sui’s NYFW runway show that paired sweeping curls with edgy glittered details, everything about this look feels subtle and dreamy. Reproduce this beauty trend by drawing fragmented streaks along the water line and the edge of the eye socket.

Rodarte perfectly encapsulates the versatility of the glitter makeup trend and the way it can be applied to create a sense of effortless allure. Small Swarovski crystals under the eye create a dynamic contrast: a blend of natural, earthy shades with luxe shimmer.

For the bride: Don’t try and over complicate this dramatic look. The addition of eye embellishment should be accompanied by a neutral palette and minimal accessories.

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Photo: Vincent Lappartient.

Crisp white lines

White eyeliner both on the waterline and the eyelid has the illusion of making your eyes appear larger than they really are. If in fear of looking washed-out on your wedding day, opt for a glittery white hue to create an ethereal look without sacrificing definition around your eyes. Contrary to what you might think, a bold white line softens the face and reflects a fresh aesthetic ideal for a light, summery wedding. Making a clear comeback from the 90’s, white eyeliner looks particularly incredible when paired with a creamy pink lip.

For the bride: We recommend Laura Mercier’s silky sorbet range.

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Left to Right: Laura Mercier Créme Smooth Lip Colour in Angelic, $28. Laura Mercier Stickgloss Lip Colour in Brown Sugar, $25. Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Golden Peach, $28.

A sparkle eye-liner combo

The ‘electric eye’ was first spotted on Cara Delevingne on the Chanel Haute Couture runway during 2013 Paris Fashion Week – the top eye crease painted dark and heavy, mimicking her luscious brow, while a band of glitter was drawn on underneath. An undoubtedly eccentric twist on contemporary felinity.

For the bride: Return to a classic ‘retro-glam’ look by incorporating a bold lip, either fiery red or plum.  Once again, skip the mascara if you’re concerned about looking too ‘done-up’.

By Grace Campbell

Monday 21st March 2016

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