Issue 2 / Ramp To Reality: Eyes Glazed Over

Ramp To Reality: Eyes Glazed Over

Jun 16, 2015

Iris Van Herpen’s SS15 show in Paris featured a beauty look focused on the eyes. The look was created by Inge Grognard using MAC Cosmetics, pairing a natural, matte face with shiny, glossy lids — a texture usually reserved for lips. This technique gave the eyes a dewy look that is undeniably sexy. Learn how to recreate this role-reversal style below!


Step 1: Face

Start off with an oil-controlling, mattifying moisturizer like The Body Shop’s Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream, $18 CDN.


Next, apply foundation. Use a light, liquid formula that will even out your skin tone. Try Maybelline’s Fit Me Foundation, $9.99 CDN. Buff the foundation into your skin for a natural finish.


Set your foundation with a powder, like MAC’s Prep + Prime Transparent Finish Powder, $31 CDN.


Lightly sweep on a product like Lise Watier’s Rivages Bronzing Powder, $39 CDN, for a subtle highlight and a hint of shimmer.



Step 2: Eyes

Create a thin line along your top lids, from lash to lash. Use a liquid liner that will create a wet, patent-leather look, like MAC’s Superslick Liquid Eyeliner in On the Hunt, $24 CDN.


Mix together a black, loose eyeshadow pigment with a clear gloss (try MAC Pro Pigment in Black Black, $25 CDN, and MAC Pro Mixing Medium in Shine, $25 CDN). Dab the mixture onto your upper lids.


Give your eyes that extra bolt of gloss and shine with a clear lip gloss, like Wet ‘N’ Wild Glassy Gloss Lip Gel in 309A Through the Looking Glass, $3.99 CDN. Apply the gloss to your eyelids all the way up to your brows.


Use a nude eyeliner along your waterline. This will help open and brighten your eyes. Try a product like Rimmel London’s Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Nude, $6.99 CDN.



Step 3: Lips

Apply a conditioning lip treatment, like Shiseido’s Protective Lip Conditioner SPF 10, $31 CDN. Dab it on with your fingers to limit shine.



Runway and product photography courtesy of M.A.C

Rosemina Nazarali


Rosemina (@RoseminaN) is a writer and content strategist who has a special place in her heart for beauty. She’s always on the pulse of current trends and loves trying new products -- especially if they are brown-skin worthy! When she’s not playing with makeup, she’s travelling, going to concer...


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