Some girls just seem to rock cool-girl sexy eyes without even trying. Like model Kenley and her sexy grunge girl eyes for the Beaufille Spring 2014 fashion show at David Pecaut Square earlier this week. In truth, she didn't really try -- this is the work of makeup artists as directed by lead Maybelline makeup artist Grace Lee, at World Mastercard Fashion Week (WMFW). Good news if you love it like I do: getting the look yourself doesn't really take much trying either.
"Spring 2014's Beaufille beauty is an I've-been-wearing-my-makeup-all-day look," said Grace of the inspiration for the application. "It's also a take on the ’90s grunge girl."
Grace kept the foundation and brow definition minimal and focussed on the eyes with shades of chocolate and rusty brown. She lined upper and lower lashes with Maybelline New York Eye Studio Master Smoky Long-Wearing Shadow-Pencil in Scorching Brown ($9.49, well.ca), and gave the lids a worn-all-day glossiness with Maybelline New York Dream Bouncy Blush in Coffee Cake ($10.09, well.ca). "It's that orangey, rusty look from the 90s, when a lot of chile and brown was being used," she said. Grace finished the sexy grunge girl eyes look with lashings of matte black Maybelline New York The Colossal Volum'Express Smoky Eyes Mascara ($10.99, drugstores).
Dream Bouncy Blush in Coffee Cake also contours Kenley's cheeks; a swipe of clear Maybelline New York Baby Lips Lip Balm in Quench ($4.49, well.ca) highlights her cheekbones, the bridge of her nose and her eyelids. For lips Grace created a rusty-coral 90s lip with Maybelline New York Superstay 14Hr Lipstick in Keep Me Coral ($10.09, well.ca) and new ultra-shiny yet non-sticky Maybelline New York Color Elixir by Color Sensational liquid lip balm in Intoxicating Spice ($10.99, drugstores, November) for a glossy sheen rather than a ’90s matte finish.
"It's a cool-girl look," added Grace. "Like she put on her makeup in the morning, and she knows how cool she is so she doesn't need to touch it up." (Model: Clhoe/Plutino)
You don't have to wear grunge-y hair with sexy grunge girl eyes, but for the Beaufille show, it was the right thing to do. Redken lead hair stylist Jorge Joao had his team create ’90s grunge hair with Redken Loose Endings 09 Cream ($21.99, salons) through damp hair from root to tip. A spritz of Control Addict 28 hairspray ($18.59, salons) and a finishing mist of Shine Flash O2 ($19.49, salons) topped it off. Backstage trivia: pre-runway, the hair team used clips and cut playing cards to hold the hair back without creating clip-creases. They used to use paper, but the coated card stock works better because it doesn't stick to the hair product like paper does.
I want to be a cool girl. Will you try this makeup?