August 23 2014

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14 posts tagged "eye makeup"

Severe Weather Calls for Equally Severe Eyes


kel-markeyIt may be a balmy 33 degrees today in New York City (a heat wave in comparison to the below-freezing temps created by the polar vortex), but you’ll still have to bundle up to brave the great outdoors. Here to offer some beauty inspiration to pair with your multiple layers is model Kel Markey in a recent editorial from the January issue of Vogue Taiwan. A graphic gray cat-eye, reminiscent of the angular wing seen at Haider Ackermann for Spring 2014, is striking—especially when framed by an extra-large collar and fuzzy Alexander Wang hat.

Photo: Vogue Taiwan

Get Catty



In honor of National Cat Day, Uber (a car service mobile app) partnered with (a Web site that specializes in online laughs) to put together a one-day promotion that entails fuzzy kittens arriving at your doorstep for fifteen minutes. In addition to a delightful snuggle, you’ll receive cupcakes from Ace of Cakes for $20 (with all proceeds being donated to local animal shelters). Does it really get any better? I seriously doubt it. But if you can’t get your arms wrapped around one of these covetable creatures that are currently being chauffeured around New York, Seattle, and San Francisco, you can get in on the celebration with this cat-eye look created exclusively for by makeup creative director of Clé de Peau Beauté, Lucia Pieroni. Here, the step-by-step straight from the face painter herself:

1. Apply Clé de Peau Beauté Intensifying Cream Eyeliner in Deep Black (101) across your top lashes, creating a thin line.

2. Starting at the inner corner, trace along your lashes once again until parallel with your pupil, then drag your brush straight across to form a sharp, upward feline flick.

3. Next, join the outer corner with the bottom line—extending it and filling in any white space.

4. Blend the line with a small, fluffy brush to soften any hard edges. (Note: This also helps make the shape bigger and more dramatic.)

5. Coat the lashes with lots of black mascara and add Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Liner Pencil in Black (201) onto the water line for definition.

6. Complete the look with a glossy nude lipstick. Or, if you dare, opt for a super-pigmented, bloodstained finish by blending Extra Rich Lipstick in Matilda (310) with Red Abundance (311).

Photo: Courtesy of Clé de Peau Beauté; Getty Images

The Eyes of a Champion



“Racket? Got it. Sneakers? Yep. Headband? Uh-huh. Eyeliner? Winged and ready.” That’s the checklist that we’re guessing Serena Williams went through before each match at this year’s U.S. Open—she didn’t hit the court once during the tournament without kohl-rimmed eyes. Of course Serena, who is not known for being demure, didn’t just opt for subtle definition. Instead, she went with bold, extended strokes of carbon-black liner that rivaled the retro look we spotted backstage at Prabal Gurung.

And although we can’t imagine getting through a spin class with our makeup still intact, Serena endured last night’s grueling two-hour, forty-five-minute final against Victoria Azarenka (one of the longest women’s matches ever) without a smudge in sight. And, oh yeah, she scored her fifth U.S. Open win (her seventeenth major title overall). During her post-match interview, the number-one ranked player was grilled about the gusts of wind that rattled her nerves and that nail-biter of a tiebreak. The one question we would ask the champ: What eyeliner do you use?

Photo: Getty

Horse Whisperer


chantecaille-wild-horsesChantecaille has staged a crusade for many an endangered species (turtles, tigers, and sharks, oh my!). The latest addition to its menagerie of compacts: wild horses. Because more than 90,000 American wild horses have been forced off federally protected land since 2001 and 22 million acres of their habitat have been lost to the cattle, fracking, and mining industries, the beauty company is taking a stand in hopes of keeping this iconic creature of the West roaming free. In this palette you’ll find four pony-embossed powders in a range of surprisingly tame and earthy shades: Black Stallion, a shimmery ebony liner; Palomino, a soft gold shadow inspired by this breed’s signature blond mane; Mustang, a warm bronze for eyes; and Freedom, a pink blush that’s reminiscent of the sky at dusk. Available for pre-order on the Barneys website, 5 percent of this product’s proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society of the United States. Be sure to wrangle one of these limited-edition palettes before they ride off into the sunset for good.


Photo: Courtesy of Chantecaille