STROKE OF GENIUS
It’s official: spring has arrived, and with it, serious cravings for color. We turned to the Spring 2013 runway show for beauty inspiration, asking Dick Page (lead makeup artist for Shiseido) how he created the graphic, high-pigment eyes seen on the runway.
“After talking with Michael, I came up with the ‘floating line’ effect on the eyes in either bright blue [for the blondes] or green [for the brunettes],” says Page. “The line was painted on so that you could see it just above the crease of the models’ eyelids. The rest of the face was kept pretty clean.” (Think tinted moisturizer, illuminating powder and rosy lip balm.)
Page says the eyes can be achieved with a thickly-applied eyeliner or shadow, but suggests working lower on the lid for a pared-down, everyday look: “Apply a brightly-colored liner along the lash line. This can easily be done with a pencil, but using an eyeshadow with a small damp brush gives you a lot more color options.”
The effect? Neon crescents that look intense, artistic and thoroughly modern.