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September 1 2014

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It’s Easy Being Blue

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When Stella McCartney asked Pat McGrath to mix up a specialized, blue gel mascara for her Fall show last March, the marine color became fair game for a multitude of eye makeup applications. It should come as no surprise, then, that navys, aquas, and cobalts made a series of continued catwalk appearances for Spring, as previously reported, offering up all kinds of inspirational techniques for you (read: us) to try at home. But we don’t have to wait until next season to get in on the blue period. Turns out there’s plenty to glean from Fall editorials, like Maryna Linchuk’s full-on azure tribute that makeup artist Kayla Michele swept from lash line to brow bone in the new issue of V Spain, or the precise flick of metallic cadet that Argentine stunner Milagros Schmoll dons for the Autumn installment of the Danish biannual Stella. Both work well with a number of cold-weather ensembles—and are easily attainable with YSL’s new Pure Chromatics Wet & Dry Eyeshadow Palette in Arctic Night. This handy compact with two, double-ended brushes that make it easy to wear all four pigments sheered-out or super opaque just so happened to be in arm’s reach while we were flipping through a stack of Fall glossies, which made test-driving its shimmering sapphire and aqua shades all but mandatory. Primping while reading: highly recommended.

Photo: James Mountford for Stella Magazine, October 2012; Tim Zargoza for V Spain, Fall 2012; Courtesy of YSL Beaute

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