Smudgy Eyes at Jill Stuart A/W ’14

Inspired by the “it girls” of today and Parisian gritty chic style, the Jill Stuart A/W ’14 collection was designed with a reformed rock n’roll wild child in mind. As a result, models were given an uber smudgy eye look with dewy skin and nude nails.

Jill Stuart A/W '14 runway beauty

Working for Maybelline, makeup artist Aaron de Mey used different shades of liners – Master Smoky in Blue Blaze, Master Smoky in Emerald Fury, Master Drama in Vibrant Violet and Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Egglant – on different models. He rimmed the lids with a color based on the models’ skintone and kept it heavier on the bottom for a smudgy, unlined look. The skin was made dewy and clean with Maybelline BB Cream and Dream Lumi Concealer while brows were brushed with Great Lash in Clear and lips coated with Baby Lips Dr. Rescue in Too Cool.

Rita Remark for essie created an updated nude manicure with a matte finish. She started with ridge filling base coat, followed by two thin coats of allure and one coat of matte about you top coat.

Smudgy eye makeup at Jill Stuart A/W '14
Jill Stuart A/W '14 backstage makeup by Maybelline

Images: Courtesy of Maybelline and essie.

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,, 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 a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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