Spring is the best time to whip out those bright colors that were kept hidden in the drawers after the long cold winter and turquoise is my all-time favorite. While turquoise looks best against darker skin tones and makes brown eyes pop, it will look good on lighter eyes and paler skin as well. Just make sure you pick one that has a metallic or satiny finish. Matte turquoise can look dated.
At the Gucci S/S 2009 show above, lead makeup artist Pat McGrath did a bold look with a rich metallic turquoise eyeshadow on the lid blended past the crease, a light green as a highlighter, lots of eyeliner and false lashes. She also highlighted the models’ cheekbones and cupid’s bow and added a soft pink lipgloss on the lips.
Models strutted in bronzed skin with eyebrows that were colored with a matte turquoise color at the MaxMara S/S 2009 show.
For the Emanuel Ungaro S/S 2007 show, turquoise was applied closely to the upper lash line with a warm bronzy gold on the crease and a violet on the lower eye.
Karl Lagerfeld sent his models on the runway with a creamy turquoise around the eyes paired with graphic black eyeliner and barely there lips at his Spring 2007 show.
Product Recs (clockwise from top left)
* MAC Aquadisiac eyeshadow
* NARS Duo Eyeshadow in South Pacific
* L’Oreal HIP Bright Duo Shadow in Showy
* Urban Decay Flipside
Below is a FOTD I did that was inspired by the Gucci show.
What I Used
* Skin Food Mushroom Multi-Care BB cream in #2
* MAC Select Coverup Concealer in NC30 under the eyes
* Jane Magical Mushroom eyeshadow to fill in eyebrows
* MAC Aquadisiac eyeshadow on eyelid
* MAC Waternymph eyeshadow on eyelid and blended up onto crease
* MAC Swimming eyeshadow to highlight
* Jane Clubbing eyeshadow on outer corner, crease and to line
* Ipum False Lashes on top
* MAC Marquise D’ Lipstick
Images: Courtesy of Style.com.