Chloé Fall 2014 RTW Lilac eye: Get the Look!
Violet, lilac and dusty pink are back! The threads connecting the Fall 2014 Ready-To-Wear collections, are my favourite childhood colours.
We had just moved into our new apartment. I was 10. I remember my Mom’s sewing machine chug-a-chugging till late at night, while she made my dream curtains. Ballerinas in pink tutus, on a sheer fabric covering a lilac backdrop, just beautiful.
Browsing Style.com and the Fall 2014 RTW Chloé collection, I was reminded of those curtains (LOL-don’t be offended Chloé). I love the behind the scenes beauty pics of Lieke van Houten (Elite) and was inspired to do a ‘Get-the-Look’ tutorial.
Diane Kendal, the makeup artist who created a full makeup line for Calvin Klein, is the creative director behind this look. She collaborated with Chloé designer, Clare Waight Keller, to create the elegant feline eye shape with a lilac lid.
- I recreated the look by using a matt foundation with medium coverage. I used Chanel Perfection Lumiére. This is a Long-wear Foundation and I recommend it for normal to oily skin. If your skin is dehydrated or dry, this foundation will only accentuate that dryness. The great thing about this foundation is it does a good job of covering light pigmentation. For a more natural finish, after application, buff the skin with a clean foundation brush. I used Shiseido’s foundation brush.
- I concealed any blemishes using MAC pro longwear concealer which does not budge once you have applied it.
- The eyebrows are very natural for this look. I gave them a brush upwards and filled them in, very lightly, with a taupe shadow.
- I used a Shu Uemura brush (8HR) and MAC Brown Down eye shadow to create that feline shadow shape. Use a cotton bud to lighten the colour slightly and blend where you need to.
- I used an iridescent lilac eyeshadow from the crease, downward over the lid. Use any lilac shadow or try the exact colour that Diane Kendal used in the show, which was MAC-Beautiful Iris Eye shadow.
- Diane used a gray-blue shimmer pencil along the lash line to brighten the eye. I recreated the look using a tiny bit of MAC silver pigment with Laura Mercier Smokey Eye-Liner brush.
- There is no mascara on this look but I can’t leave the house without mascara! For barely there mascara… sweep MAC clear brow set over lashes (or a clean mascara wand that you’ve run under the tap) to remove any loose shadow from the lashes. Follow with a touch of mascara on the tips, I used Chanel Sublime de Chanel in deep black.
- Taa dah!