“There is art in everything” is something that an Art Deco enthusiast would say. Making itself known by the 1930s, Art Deco is a movement that brought about a change in perspective, allowing people see beauty in anything and everything under the sun. In the fashion sense, the movement gave rise to a new woman, one who is stronger. She bid adieu to the feathers of the 20s and grasped the bold lines of the new decade. Today, Art Deco fashion remains celebrated on the runways.
When it comes to celebrating women, Diane Von Furstenberg is no stranger. This fall 2012, she decided to pay homage to the Art Deco movement by showcasing a collection with bold prints and strong lines. To stay true to the collection’s overall mood, MAC cosmetics makeup artist James Kaliardos created a beauty look that combined the smokey-eye with the surrealism of the 30s. To get this look for yourself, check out the how-to after the break.
How to: smokey grey eyes
After washing your face, prep it up with some makeup primer. The perks of a primer include moisturizing and making your makeup stay longer. Some primers also come with SPF for that much needed protection from the sun.
Fill in your eyebrows using eye shadow and brush. Make sure you fill them neatly but not too strongly; you wouldn’t want your eyebrows to overpower this look.
The cheeks for this look are very contoured. Start by taking a nude blush and just dab it on the hollows of your cheek. Next take a darker shade of blush and apply it over the jaw line going towards your ears.
The make up for the DVF show was all about the eyes, so keep your lips simple by using a light or neutral shade. For a matte finish, use a lip liner instead of a lipstick.
To get the whole look from the runway, pair the makeup with a really sleek and tight chignon.