Upfront: Style Saviors

Jan
2012

What Should Eye Wear?

This installment of Style Saviors focuses on the eye makeup that plays up those oculus jewels behind the eyewear.

In terms of makeup, I’m a neutral gal… a swipe of tinted moisturizer, a few passes with dark mascara on my lashes and my current eyewear obsession—a funky zyl P3—and I’m out the door. Typically opting to let my eyewear make a bold face statement instead of my eye makeup, I tend to shy away from loud eye shadows and smoky liners. However, when wearing a frame that harkens less up-front attention like this mainstay, narrow rectangle Revlon frame from Altair Eyewear, how should one apply eye makeup with a punch?

Enter the Revlon makeover team. This past Vision Expo West, Altair hosted a “Mimosas and Makeover” event that I could not wait to check out. With fall fashions making that yearly shift, I figured the time was now to test out a new look courtesy of Revlon and Altair. Eagerly seated in the hot seat, makeup artist Tyler Cash began our session by choosing a color palette to complement my blue eyes and Revlon eyewear style RV5007. To highlight the cherry zyl frame, Cash swiped my lids with a healthy dose of pink shadow, which accented both my skin tone and the frame. When selecting an eye shadow color, it is best to pick a coordinating shade to the frame color in a bold hue, so the shadow does not disappear behind the glasses. To soften the brightness of the shadow and to define my eyes, Cash lined my upper and lower lids with a smoky brown liner. A few swipes with a juicy volumizing mascara is a must when wearing glasses, so lashes appear long and curled upwards, opening the eyes. The last step was applying a blush pink lipstick—lipstick color should work within the color range of the eye shadow and glasses, but careful not to go too bold, taking attention away from the eyes. Cash flurried a bit of powder over my newly minted face to set the makeup and… Voila! With a bold new look I was transformed from just a girl in glasses to a funky colorized gal with stunningly vibrant eyes peering out behind eyewear. 
 —Patrisha Zabrycki

 

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