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April 18 2014

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Daria: A Vision In Emerald Green

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What do you get when you cover Daria Werbowy in bronzing fluid and experiment with a range of sparkly lipsticks and shimmering eye shadows? If you’re makeup artist Aaron De Mey, you get pure editorial perfection, as evidenced by his latest spread for Paris Vogue. The Lancôme artistic director of makeup has a way with metallics: Take his L’Ombre Magnétique, an opaque reflective pigment with an easy-to-wear cream shadow finish that made its runway debut at Victoria Beckham’s presentation in February and will be a large part of De Mey’s Fall collection. The makeup artist really went for it here with a shiny emerald motif, carving out Werbowy’s lids with a smoky green that doesn’t so much smolder as glow on the page. His tools? The aforementioned L’Ombre Magnétique in Urban Silver, layered with Lancôme’s Pop N’ Palette in Petrol and Le Khôl Gloss in Pop Petrol—both of which are, sadly, European exclusives. Knowing that we’ll probably never be able to pull off this look quite as well as Daria somehow makes the whole you-can’t-get-these-products-in-the-States pill a bit easier to swallow. For now, we’re content just to stare at this Elizabeth Taylor-inspired photo and those deep-set doe eyes.

Photo: Ben Hassett for Paris Vogue, May 2010

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