The Spring 2017 ready-to-wear runways delivered an unexpected beauty 101 on how to work glossy eye makeup at all hours. Vogue Arabia noted glistening, wet-looking lids at Nina Ricci and Toga in a so-wearable array of colors. Paired with equally slick lips, dewy skin, and brushed-out brows, high-shine eyes also serve as a gorgeous way to get out of a beauty rut. To recreate the look, start by applying an eyeshadow primer such as Nars Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base to act as a smooth canvas and ensure that your makeup won’t budge throughout the day. Next, dust your eyeshadow of choice on top of your lids and across your lower lash line for definition. Using your fingertips, dab a clear gloss, such as Yves Saint Laurent Eye Gloss Smudger, over your eyeshadow for a wet, reflective effect to complete the look. To help you get started, we compiled 5 formulas designed specifically for the eyes to bump to the top of your shopping list.
Glossy Lids Are Spring’s Breakout Trend
Eye Gloss Smudger
A non-sticky formula that can be worn overtop eyeshadow or alone for a high-impact.
This multitasking product can be used over foundation, along the cheekbones, lips, underneath the brow bones or across the eyelids.
Lid Tint in “Dew”
To add dewy dimension to the eyes, layer this organic formula underneath eyeshadow or blend overtop.
The Exotique Diamond Eye Gloss
This lightweight product is infused with flecks of silver glitter for a subtle starry-eyed look.
MAC Studio Eye Gloss
Featuring a range of hues – from black to taupe – this product can be worn alone for a shiny hint of color.