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2 posts tagged "Ali Stephens"

Take Your Smoky Eye to The Max


On a recent peruse through Numéro Tokyo Issue #30, we were stopped in our tracks by David Vasiljevic’s “I Love Shopping” editorial, in which Ali Stephens sports a mega smoky eye. The full orbit gradient job that is equal parts eighties electropop and early-nineties Helmut Newton is a great adaptation on the classic, sultry fall style—which apparently wasn’t lost on Lily Allen, who sported a similar, albeit street-friendly version of the look, to GQ‘s Men of the Year Awards in London last night. The key is blending different shades of the same shadow color all the way up to the brow line and then dragging it past the outer corner of the eye for a bit of unexpected drama. Would you go there or should minimalism be the name of the game when it comes to eye makeup?

Photo: David Vasiljevic for Numéro Tokyo Issue #30, October 2009; Chris Jackson / Getty Images

Purple Passion: The Dialogue Continues


As mentioned on a few different occasions prior to this post, purple is at the top of the It colors list this season, frequently showing up on eyes and nails—typically in its metallic amethyst incarnation—at select events and in even more select glossies. But the November issue of Numéro is the first time that I’ve seen the color in such opacity on lips—outside of those Tim Walker Juicy Couture ads with Lisa Cant and the multicolored surfboards, that is. Makeup artist Lloyd Simmons wasn’t playing around when he whipped up this shade of blue-violet. The color is so, well, vivid, that I’m currently looking at Ali Stephens’ furrowed brow and staring back at her with the same expression, having trouble formulating an opinion as to whether the hue is exceptional or off-putting. Either way, I am, shall we say, taken with it. You?

Photo: Greg Kadel for Numéro 98, November 2008