If the Fashion Week of Spring Summer ’16 was anything to go by, it looks like marine-toned eyes are going to be making a major comeback this year. The trend was spotted everywhere – from Diane Von Furstenberg’s show (courtesy Pat McGrath) to pop art-inspired eyes at Nanette Lepore, and Philip Lim, Bhibu Mohapatra, Jenny Packham, and Monique Lhuillier displaying their own versions. So if you’re the kind who owns a collection of makeup that goes from the greenest greens to the bluest blues, it’s going to be an adventurous year for you!
To kickstart the colourful season, we borrowed Sera to show you two gorgeous looks inspired by the runways, that are also perfect to sport IRL. A wash of colour and a dash of hue, these oceanic looks are also super easy to do! Allow us to give you some makeup #seaspiration.
1/2 Metallic Aqua
To start off, you’ll need a strong makeup base on the eyes to hold the pigment well. We used Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion to prime the eyes and help intensify the colour.
Next, we used M.A.C Eyeshadow in Steamy on the eyes, a beautiful sea green shade, slightly shimmery for effect – just packing the shadow on the lid and brushing it outward strokes to create a beautiful windy effect that’s reminiscent of the sea.
Next, we touched the inner corners of the eyes with Estée Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelée and finished off by coating curled lashes in Jane Iredale Longest Lash Mascara.
How's that for a pop of colour?
2/2 Something Blue
Prime your eyes with your preferred base – we used M.A.C Pro Longwear Concealer on Sera.
Using Colorbar’s All Day Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick in Wink (a bright shock of blue), we drew a dash of colour on the upper eyelid stopping midway from the outer corner, and lined the lower lash line from the inner corner stopping at the centre.
Finally, we fluffed up her lashes with some mascara, and voilà! The flattering trend is subtly nailed.
Sera Maria Malayil photographed by Clint Soman.
Makeup: Sehar Khan