Model Joan Smalls walked in a ton of runway shows during New York Fashion Week last week, but it was her makeup look at Rodarte that really caught our eye. Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s classic painting “Starry Night,” the models rocked dark, smoky blues, grays and blacks to give a smoldering look.
Makeup artist James Kaliardos explained to Allure how he pulled it off:
The chubby NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Dark Right (a metallic blue-gray) was spread all over the lid, high above the crease, and underneath the lower lashes.
Over that, NARS Eyeshadow in Night Flight was applied; it’s a blue that is so dark it borders on black and that has finely-milled flecks of silver shimmer.
And to bring to life the sparkling element of the painting, the lids were topped with the NARS Eyeshadow in Tropic, a turquoise shade with large chunky silver glitter.
To keep the models’ eyes from getting lost in all the dark colors, the inner rims of their eyes were lined with beige liner, and coated only the top lashes in mascara.
Well, there you have it. Who’s giving it a go?