Beauty how to: a futuristic flash of aqua

David Koma’s spring 2012 collection was based on the idea of a futuristic tribe. Fortunately, makeup took on the futuristic element as opposed to taking the tribal route. Combining finishes such as matte vs gloss, mirroring the finish on the garments created with the use of reflective perspex. A flash of bold colour under the eyes complimented the use of bold colour across the collection.  

As well as being perfect for spring beauty, fresh luminous skin is a great winter look too. Products such as MAC Strobe or Clarins Beauty Flash Balm keep skin nourished and protected from the effects of the cold climate combined with indoor heating. Be sure to invest in a good moisturiser for the colder months. A flash of colour on the lower eye lid is a great, quick and easy update to your look and it’s always nice to add some colour when the skies are grey!

Mel Arter and the MAC Pro Team created the fabulous look at David Koma. Backstage, she talked us through exactly what you need to recreate it!

After the break, find out how you can get the look. And for more makeup tutorials and trends remember to visit our beauty trends bible.

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How to: David Koma’s futuristic aqua eyes

Create a fresh, luminous base. Backstage at David Koma, MAC Face and Body was used to create the base.
MAC Luna Cream Colour Base mixed with Palladium Metal X Cream eyeshadow was then used as a highlight on the cheekbones.
To create a high sheen effect, use MAC Lip glass on the upper lid right up to the brow.
Using a fine brush, apply MAC Pro Blue Reflects Glitter along the lash line.

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In the inner corner of the lower lash, the MAC team used MAC Pro Wavyblue Eyeliner to add a splash of colour. (As an alternative, use MAC eyeshadow (shade-steamy) with a small angle brow brush. I prefer this to eyeliner on the bottom lid as it gives a maximum pigment result).
Keep lips natural. Backstage at David Koma, the team used Lip Erase and then Luna Cream Colour Base was patted onto the lips to add reflective sheen.

If you want to learn how to recreate David Koma’s futuristic hairstyle from the same show, follow that link.

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