What’s electric blue, dewy, and bold all over? The beauty look at Honor’s spring 2015 ready to wear show, that's what. Models wore a super thick blue cat-eye balanced by fresh, glowing faces, big brows, spidery bottom lashes, and center-parted ponies.
While I loved this look on Twiggy-esque runway models, I wondered if I could pull it off in the real world. I weigh about 180 pounds, I often wake up with red, puffy eyes, and my hair is typically in a state of bedhead. Still...
...I couldn't help taking it for a trial run. Here's how I did it.
STEP 1: Hair
Part hair in the middle and pull back into a loose ponytail at the nape of the neck. Pull out a few short pieces in the front and, if you're really feeling like a supermodel, keep hair back and dent-free by clipping it with two playing cards.
STEP 2: Dewy Complexion
Use a damp Beauty Blender to apply a dewy, serum-based foundation, like bareMinerals bareSkin Foundation. The wet sponge will give a light, airy (not cake-y) effect.
STEP 3: Concealer
Apply concealer one shade lighter than your skin tone under your eyes. I’m using NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer.
STEP 4: Highlighter
Use a liquid highlighter, such as Topshop Glow Highlighter, on cheekbones, as well as on the chin, forehead, and bridge of the nose.
STEP 5: Big Brows
Fill in brows with a brow mascara, like Benefit Gimme Brow. The key is to make brows look fuller in a haphazard kind of way. Stray hairs are actually a good look here!
STEP 6: Cat-Eye
Now for the fun part. I loaded NARS Eye Paint in Solomon Islands onto an eyeliner brush and filled my lids in all the way up to the crease.
Then I pulled the color up to the inner corners of my eyes, creating a thick cat-eye that pointed to the tail of my brows.
STEP 7: Lashes
I used a super-black mascara, Urban Decay's Perversion, to lightly fill in my top lashes and thickly define my bottom lashes.
STEP 8: Lips
To finish, I coated my lips with a nude gloss--Kevyn Aucoin Lip Gloss in Tulapina.
Here's the look sans playing cards, with a little hairspray on those loose ends.
Honestly, I don't think I'd ever wear this look during the day, but I'd show it off at punk show or two. I also think it would be more flattering with big lashes on top rather than on bottom, and if the blue didn't come so close to my inner corners.
Be honest: Would you wear this look? How would you tweak it?