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WATCH: Runway Approved, Bold Eye Looks Are In

January 1 | 2 minute watch


Words by Darcy Brown

Originally published on | May 21

It's official: bold eye looks are in. And if you are looking for your signature, you’ll want to try this.

There will always be a time and place for ‘no-makeup makeup’, but as beauty trends go, the mood is shifting to a more striking look; Zendaya's purple gaze turned heads on the steps of this year's Met Gala, and some of our favourite beauty influencers opted for graphic eyes at Coachella.

Whether you're gearing up for Euro summer festivals or simply in the mood to experiment, this runway-inspired look is guaranteed to turn heads (pairing your purple eye with the right red lip is essential, and we have just the tint). Press play!

Wing it

1. No time for hesitation; let's dive right into the wing. Liner of choice? Stila's Stay All Day® ArtiStix Graphic Liner in 'Mambo'. Begin at the midpoint of the upper lash line, trace to the eye's outer corners and flick up toward the eyebrow.

Add (lots of) sparkle

2. The VIOLETTE_FR Yeux Paint Twinkling in 'Violette Sauvage' takes centre stage. Starting at the inner corner, glide the flat side of the applicator along your crease, stopping once you reach the point parallel to the arch of your brow.

3. Use a flat brush to clean up the edges and intensify the look.

Blush your cheeks and eyes

4. Use your fingertips to dab RMS Beauty's "Re" Dimension Hydra Powder Blush in 'Pomegranate Fizz' at the centre of the lower lash line for a cool-girl contrast.

5. Sweep the same shade onto your cheekbones with a fluffy brush to create a radiant glow that unifies the entire look.

Don’t forget the lips

6. A muted red lip will tie this whole look together, without stealing the spotlight from your eyes.

Opt for a slightly coral hue, such as the NARS Powermatte High-Intensity Lip Pencil in 'Viva Las Vegas', to complement the warmth of the purple tones and co-ordinate effortlessly with your blush.

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