Dick Page's Stunning Take On Blue Eye Shadow
Published Sep 15, 2013
A flurry of stars, florals, and zigzags came down the catwalk at the Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 show at New York Fashion Week. There was also a whole lot of pastel satin in the form of oversized trench coats, varsity jackets, and loose pajama–esque pants, all for both men and women. Incorporating lavish details and luxurious components into casual lifestyle basics, Jacobs achieved a laid-back approach to glamour. On the catwalk, this meant shiny fabrics and sequins in everything from jumpsuits to tailored shift dresses. To channel a similar vibe in your beauty routine, we suggest bold red nails and glitter during the day, plus a touch pulled straight from the look models: vibrant blue eyes.
The show's makeup artist and Shiseido Artistic Director Dick Page offset what he calls "nearly transparent" skin with periwinkle blue eyes. First, he used pale blue Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Ice from the lid to the crease, blending upward toward the brow. Then he layered a second blue, an electric hue from Shiseido's new Limited Edition Eye Color Bar, on top following the natural shape of the eye. Bonus: the greens and pinks in the palette echo the rest of the colors of the collection.
To lock in the color, we recommend prepping lids with a redness-reducing primer like Too Faced Lemon Drop Shadow Insurance. Page skipped the mascara and liner for the runway, but if you can't go without, try Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara, which lengthens and intensifies lashes but still looks natural. For a glitter kick inspired by the sequined clothes, add some Lit Cosmetics Glitter Pigment in Elton John.
To mimic the delicate blush lips Page created, try Make Up For Ever Lab Shine Gloss in M16 Chrome Frozen Pink. The gloss packs color and has a satiny finish. It's futuristic yet innocent! A softer muted pink we love is ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner in Blossom Lady.
We are stoked on the new Marc Jacobs makeup line, and The Enamoured Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Desire fits right in with these ensembles. The shimmering ruby shade couldn’t be more glam, and with the holidays around the corner, this is one you'll want to try well ahead of spring.
Runway Photo: Peter Michael Dills/Stringer / Getty Images Entertainment