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Backstage at Maiyet: Green Lacquered Eyelids


“I love that this eyeliner has a stopgap. When eyeliner encircles the eye, it’s as if the eyes become like a caged bird. With a little break in the liner, there’s a sense of freedom.”

—Makeup artist Tom Pecheux

The eyelids were both powerful and modern at Maiyet’s Fall 2014 show, with a glossy metallic wash over the eyelids paired with an über modern slick of liner along the lower eyelash line, omitting the very center as to not close off the eye. Pecheux mixed the M.A.C FluidLine in both green and burgundy to create an unusual wash of color that was predominantly green but had the depth of a khaki tone. Over the top, he then added a layer of clear gloss to give a high shine finish to catch the light as the models hit the runway. “The green has a toughness to it without being too aggressive,” he mused, “and the gloss brings with it an added sensuality.”

As for the perfect dewy skin, Pecheux’s secret is all in the preparation: a facial massage with the Rodin Olio Lusso Oil is the first step, and his secret is to add a drop of the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair to the foundation to give the skin that polished finish. A sweep of his lipstick of the season, M.A.C Lipstick in Myself, across the pout, along with the last word from Pecheux: “the lips can lie, but the eyes always tell the truth.”

Onto the nail counter, and Marian Newman found the perfect complementary shade by Kure Bazaar Paris in Khaki. “Nails are becoming shorter with a return to glossy elegance. Nail art will never truly go, but there is less of the stiletto nail about. The focus is on beautiful, healthy, and shiny nails.

With straighter hair ruling the runways, hair stylist Orlando Pita told me that the lengths were “straight but messy—not too polished and perfect. This is a bohemian traveller with an urban edge.” Hair was straightened and parted right down the middle. Pita ran pomade through the lengths and the Schwarzkopf Osis + Refresh Dust into the roots to give some texture and movement to the hair.

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