I’m crazy about the look MAC artist James Kaliardos created for the Ruffian Spring 2010 runway show. The beautiful, pastel-infused palette of colors looks flirty, lighthearted, and of course, fun. And check out those lashes! It’s easy to recreate; after the jump, check out my brief tutorial on recreating a similar look.
To recreate this look (or a variation thereof), start by sweeping a pink base from the upper lashline all the way up to the browbone. Try MAC eyeshadow in Pink Venus ($14).
Gray liner was drawn in a deliberately artful manner from the inner corner to just short of the outer corner, positioned just above the crease. Kaliardos mixed up this concoction on the spot, but you can try MAC Powerpoint liner in Grey Utility ($14.50). This particular liner won’t smudge when your lid warms it up. Tip: If you want a more everyday look, skip this step entirely; the rest of the eye is surprisingly wearable.
A green liner was used on the bottom lashline to make the model’s eye color pop. Try MAC Eye Kohl in Minted ($14.50). Since this particular liner is blendable, you can sweep a thin layer of eye primer on the lower lid before applying, and that will keep the liner in place.
Major Lashes are the star of the show here; try MAC 35 Lash ($13). These are not for the faint of heart, but they are glamorous and gorgeous, so have fun with them!
Since the eyes are so dramatic, stay natural and neutral with the rest of the face. A peachy-pink blush was swept just below the cheekbones. Try Pop Beauty Lush Blush in One Peach Blossom ($18.50) or Cover Girl Instant Cheekbones Blush Trio in Peach Perfect ($5.69). Make sure to blend the blush under the cheekbones — not on the apples — starting at the temple and working your way down toward the apples.
Finish with a polished nude lip that gets its shine from a gloss. Two good options are Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume ($18) and Maybelline SuperStay 12-Hour Color Power Gloss in Nude Glaze (7.99).