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July 22 2014

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Behold, The Midnight Blue Smoky Eye

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Giorgio Armani’s “night sky over the Sahara” inspiration for Spring—equipped with Tuareg head wraps—conjured images of desert wanderers. But seeing as how this is an Armani wanderer we’re talking about, there were no dusty, sandstorm-blown faces to be found backstage. Makeup artist Linda Cantello went for something “groomed and beautiful,” which elaborated on the midnight blue theme that ran through the designer’s collection and culminated with sapphire lids. “It’s a new way to create a smoky eye,” Cantello said of the Giorgio Armani Maestro Eye Shadow in #21 (“Armani Blue,” as she called the shade). She brushed it on top of a black rim of Armani’s Smooth Silk Eye Pencil in two bold strokes, dragging the pigment underneath the lower lash line and up toward the brow bone from the inner corners. That slight sun-kissed glow came courtesy of Giorgio Armani Sheer Bronzer, which Cantello layered on top of its much-loved Face Fabric Foundation—a favorite among makeup artists, models, mere mortals, and Saharan voyagers, it would seem.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com

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