Rock This Look: Sparkle-Splattered Lids and Sun-Goddess Cheeks


Just Cavalli

Photo Courtesy of Luca Cannonieri

When to wear it:A bar with no phone number, address, or name (i.e. only the most exclusive joint in town!) or a killer concert where “glam groupie” is your guise.

Just like your clothing choices (LBD or buckled biker boots?), the degree of your makeup—ranging from barely-there to Moulin Rouge—can be easily determined by the occasion. Got a Sunday sit-down with your besties or as I call it “Ladies Who Brunch”? A swipe of liner and mascara, a dusting of blush, and a cherry lip balm is mimosa-appro. But for something more, shall we say, edgy, try this look worn by models at the Just Cavalli runway show. It’s a dazzling version of boho-gone-bombshell topped with a sprinkling of Fairy dust.

The genius behind this line-cutting look? Hannah Murray, makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics. She created it for Cavalli’s runway show, and I swear, sweet-talking the bouncer will be a thing of the past if you give it a try. After evening out your skin with a sheer layer of foundation and concealer, tap a creamy shadow like MAC’s Metal-X Cream Shadow in Vintage Coin over your lid. It’ll act as a base for the next step: getting your glitter on. Brush MAC Pigment in Old Gold from your lashline to crease, and dab a pinker gold hue, like MAC Pigment in Pink Bronze, in the center of your lid.  Using an indigo liner, such as MAC Eye Kohl in Blooz, draw a thick rim along your lower lashline. Smudge it out with a cotton swab, then, trace it with a matching shadow to set it in place. Dust a bronzer right under your cheekbones, and sweep a nude lipstick like MAC Lipstick in Coconutty over a moisturized pout.

Are you ready to own this super svelte look? It’ll save you a $30 cover, nab you a free drink or two, and maybe even get you backstage access.


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