Get Scout Willis’ Rainbow Lash Look
The emerald and cobalt lashes seen at Stella McCartney’s garden party were one of the highlights of the Resort 2015 season—at least here on Beauty Counter. And for the September issue of Jalouse, the man behind the makeup, Vincent Oquendo, continues to perpetuate the trend for Fall with this look he created on Scout Willis—pressing MAC pigments in green, blue, yellow, and orange on top of all-white lashes. The key to replicating this flora-inspired fringe, he noted, is to build a solid base with primer. (His favorites: Dior Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum and Make Up For Ever Lash Fibers.) “You should prime your lashes like you prime a wall before you paint,” he said. To get the “clumpy-but-separated and almost furry” texture seen at shows like Prada, curl lashes and work the formula in at the roots and pull out toward the tips. “It’s similar to hair: If your roots are soft and you’re trying to [create] a major ‘do, it’s all going to wilt,” Oquendo explained. “When Guido [Palau] is doing models’ hair backstage, he sprays all the product near the scalp.” After you’ve neutralized lashes and rimmed your waterline with a white pencil, do as he did on set and blend pigments with MAC’s mixing medium or white eyeliner before pressing them onto lashes. Or take the easy road and opt for an already colored mascara (like those from Chanel). “You’ll have more control with mascara, and wearability will be better than pigment,” the face painter explained. To open up the eye and make it look bigger, follow Oquendo’s lead and place the brightest shades in the center, fanning the darker tones out onto either side. Make the fad your own by devising your own color combos. “A pop of metallic liner underneath aubergine lashes could be really pretty,” he suggested. Polish off the Technicolor fringe by framing it with a bold brow. “You need structure to make this look wearable,” he said. Whatever it takes to get to the beauty gold at the end of this rainbow, we’re willing to give it a go.