From a flirty pink flush to a bright cerulean wink, a pretty spectrum of attention-demanding hues takes center stage with this season’s hottest hair and makeup trends.
Most Artistic: Butterfly Effect
Re-create this season’s smoky eye with our paint-by-numbers guide
Seen At: Roberto Cavalli, by McGrath
Step 1: Dust brown shadow over the entire lid, concentrating pigment on the outer two thirds. Next, press a purple hue into the inner one third of the lid.
Step 2: Layer an emerald shade onto the center, diffusing the edges and lightly blending into the purple and brown hues.
Step 3: For definition, dab more brown shadow around the outer edge, then layer the shade along the lower lash line.
Step 4: Use a Q-tip to press a gold shadow into the inner corners. Finish by completely lining the upper and lower lash lines with black eyeliner.
Get the Look
The Eyeshadow Quad in Elegance and The Eyeshadow Duo in Gems, both by Dolce & Gabbana; Covergirl Liquiline Blast in Black Fire
Step 1: As a primer, blend a taupe cream eye shadow over the entire lid up to the brow bone and below the lower lashes.
Step 2: Lightly dust a cool brown loose shadow over the lid, concentrating intensity along the brow bone.
Step 3: Using a Q-tip, dab blue shadow into the inner corner of the eye. Use the other end of the Q-tip to apply the brown pigment along the lower lash line.
Step 4: Use a fingertip to pat blue eye shadow across the lid in an outward, angled shape, mimicking wings. Finish with a matching cerulean liner to trace hard edges, creating a defined shape.
Get the Look
Technakohl Liner in Smoothblue, Cream Shadow in Venetian Tarnish, Pigment in Blue Brown, and Eye Shadow in Freshwater, all by M.A.C