Adding to the celebratory feel of Alber Elbaz’s 10th anniversary as the creative director of Lanvin, the fashion house didn’t leave a stone unturned in coordinating every aspect for its fall / winter 2012 show in Paris. Without taking much attention away from the feminine silhouettes in optimistic fabrics, the make-up for the show posed to be head-turn worthy sans domination.
Head make-up artist, Pat Macgraw, painted on, literally, a dark cat eye flick and paired it with a natural base skin and nude lips. She wanted every model to have a distinctive architectural line on the face that stood-out without taking attention away from the main actors of the play.
Thanks to the revival of the 1950s, the fashion and beauty industry has found new tools and tricks to play around with; cat eye being the team leader. Sydney-based make-up artist, Anni Hall, breaks down the look for you to try it at home and channel your inner Sophia Loren.
And if you’re wondering how this is different to a dark smokey eye, keep reading after the jump, Fashionising.com has all the answers.
The word on the majority of fall / winter 2012 runway was less is more, as far as the skin was concerned. As we see natural skin with minimal brush and contouring take over the beauty trends for the coming season, things look pretty similar at the Lanvin show.
All you need is a primer, moisturiser and a light-reflecting liquid foundation to successfully get this look, according to Anni Hall.
The dramatic eyes seen on Lanvin models is more refined, polished and chic than a dark smokey eye, says Hall.
Smokey eyes can be translated as a crazy party look, sometimes also considered too heavy for a daywear look. However with a flick of these cat eyes, you can be qualified to be a cast member in the Mad Men series.
But before you audition for Joan or Betty’s role, master the perfect cat eye flick with Anni Hall’s ”credit card” secret. Get those wallets out!