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The most surprising makeup trend yet
I’m talking about messy mascara, a rather strange look that’s been popping up at Milan Fashion Week.
Even the most seasoned make-up artists are purposely making the models’ mascara look like it’s been smudged. From our end, it looks like the product of pure laziness, as if they’ve simply forgotten the right way to apply it.
Case in point: Roberto Cavali, where make-up artist Petros Petrohilos nonchalantly let the mascara wand brush the skin as he coated the models’ bottom lashes with MAC Extended Play Lash mascara to add “intensity to the eye”.
Meanwhile, at Fendi, Peter Philips took the look to the next level – not only swiping mascara on the girls’ eyelids while applying it, but also enhancing the marks by darkening and extending them with liquid liner.
Finally, at Versace, make-up guru Pat McGrath created a similar effect not with mascara, but by rimming the inner rims and the lashes with a thick line of black pencil and smudging it using a cotton swab with wild abandon. Apparently, Donatella loved that the black bled a bit and wasn’t picture-perfect. Interesting.
Personally, I love the look of a slightly smudged smoky eye – but I’d prefer to get it using more traditional tools (aka a kohl pencil and eyeshadow) rather than my precious Lancôme Gradiôise mascara. Save your wand for your lashes, people!
Do you like the messy mascara trend, or are you more of a make-up traditionalist like me? What other make-up looks are you loving lately?
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