Wear White After Labor Day—On Your Eyes!
White nail polish was de rigueur this summer, but next spring? The shade (or lack thereof) is moving to your eyes. And since there’s a good chance you’re still hanging onto your summer tan, why not try it now?
At Kate Spade New York’s presentation, makeup artist Neil Scibelli painted a traditional black cat eye with Jouer’s Liquid Shimmer Eyeliner ($22) in Panther, but added a line of Make Up Forever’s Aquarelle Liquid Paint ($21) in white on the lower lashline “to add dimension and drama,” giving the classically dramatic look a fun twist. Makeup artist Alice Lane ditched the dark at Tibi’s runway show, rimming the whole eye with Maybelline’s Studio Color Tattoo ($6) in Too Cool, an icy white, for a “part-grunge, part bohemian” look.
Meanwhile, at Altuzarra, Tom Pecheux used M.A.C.’s Pro Pure Paint Stick ($21) in White to make the sophisticated red lips feel “more cool.” Iridescent whites ruled at Creatures of the Wind and 3.1 Philip Lim; both shows made liberal use of Nars’ Duo Eyeshadow ($34) in Iceland. And at Christian Siriano, makeup artist Polly Osmond layered the Incadescent shade from Hourglass’ forthcoming Ambient Lighting Palette (try their Lighting Powder ($45) in Ethereal for now) over Shell, from the Vol.6 Eyeshadow Palette ($58).
If you were thinking about giving the no mascara thing a shot—this might be a good time. Otherwise consider using a brown mascara instead of black for a softer finish against whichever white pigment you choose.