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The challenge: make metallics feel fresh and new. The solution came when makeup artists employed a singular approach. At Givenchy, CoverGirl’s Pat McGrath was inspired by the sequins in the clothing. The “test” look
began with a grouping of silver sequins on eyes before she stripped down to a single reflective circle, artfully cut in half and placed along the centre of the lash line, one above and one below. “Every time they walked and blinked, it would capture the light and look absolutely amazing,” says McGrath. Nars makeup artist Francelle Daly was inspired by Phillip Lim’s kite references in his collection; she used a tone-on-tone technique with pale silvers (wet, for intensity) to draw a graphic arc shape in the crease and along the lash line, leaving the area in between bare for a light-as-air feeling. A similar look appeared at Gianfranco Ferré and Giorgio Armani in Milan, but there mother-of-pearl metallics hit the motherlode: A wash of silvery tones enveloped the eyelids and swept up over the brows and temples.
FLARE picks: Nars Eye Shadow in Night Life, $28. Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense eyeshadow in White Punch, $42.
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