With the last leg of summer comes a certain aesthetic freedom, a chance to blend the poppy, buoyant nature of the balmiest months with the onset of fall’s moody cool. If you’re looking for an at-a-glance representation of this visual balance, you’re in luck: Makeup artist Allan Avendaño won Instagram last night with a post of a makeup look crafted for Gigi Hadid that artfully combined summer fun with fall glamour.
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The bi-seasonal moment took the form of a kittenish cat eye, the sharp wing afforded a sunny disposition with a pressing of metallic white and yellow gold across lids, the hue more saturated at the center. “Gigi led the charge with wanting a pearlescent eye,” says Avendaõ, noting that metallics are slated to be a hot trend this fall. “We added the black, winged liner to define and shape the eyes while also setting off the pearly white. As a final touch, we pressed gold pigment into the center of her lids and blended all the corners to create a sunshine effect.” The warm, refractive tones played well with Hadid’s blonde (yet still slightly burnished) mane, her golden goddess vibes furthered by a saffron tee and gilded chain.
For a transitional look that makes a statement, the lesson is clear: Look to the shifting skies.
Originally published on Vogue.com