Looks To Try This Fall #1: Blue Smoky Cat Eyes

Slowly yet surely, summer is coming to end. I will start covering some of the hottest makeup looks from the A/W 2013 runway that you MUST try, followed by my very own version of it with tips on nailing the look. And first, we have a vibrant indigo smoky cat eye paired with clean skin and muted lip as seen at Jason Wu A/W 2013. Read on to see how makeup artist Diane Kendal created the look!


On the eyes, Kendal started by tracing models’ lashlines with Lancome Le Crayon Khôl in Purple Dusk and drawing a cat eye shape. Next, she filled in the area with a bright purple before blending an inky blue pigment – which will appear in the upcoming Jason Wu x Lancome Collection – on the crease. She then softened the edges to make the graphic look appear more feminine and finished with several layers of Lancome Hypnôse Drama Mascara in Excessive Black.

To keep the look balanced and modern (the key to making it work), Kendal kept the skin clean and glowy with Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation and added colors from Lancome Blush Subtil Palette to the cheeks to slightly contour. The lips stayed nude with just foundation topped with lip balm.

Blue Smoky Eyes at Jason Wu A/w 2013 runway



Images: Luca Cannonieri/InDigital/GoRunway.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is the beauty editor for Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

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