Aqua eyes

Aqua eyes at Marc Jacobs

Eye-popping acid blue was the shadow of choice at the Spring/Summer 2014 Marc Jacobs runway shows.

For the flagship S/S show, makeup artist Dick Page used graphic electric blue lines to create a stunning effect.

Meanwhile, at his diffusion line Marc by Marc Jacobs, makeup artist François Nars adorned models’ eyes with a striking shimmering blue hue.

And the result at both shows was a fashion-forward feast.

“This is a summer look that’s all about the eye,” makeup artist François Nars – who created the bold graphic look – told Vogue.

“Most of the girls have a teal blue line, but some have a royal blue, extending past both the inner and outer corner.

“The skin is very transparent for a flushed look.

“Marc wanted the girls to look beautiful and edgy—interesting, but not too pretty,” he added.

True to his word, Francois kept the face otherwise fresh and ‘glowy’ using a layer of the company’s Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, but skipped the blush and lipstick altogether.

When it came to mascara, on the other hand, “we’re using as much as possible,” he said. “It’s a little bit decadent, a little too thick.”

To achieve the effect, Francois’ team of makeup artists traced around the perimeters of eyes with either a green pencil, Nars Eyeliner Pencil in Kalisté, or cobalt liner, Nars Blue Dahlia Larger Than Life, extending their ultra-fine strokes just beyond the inner and outer corners to provide graphic impact. Smudges and smears were cleaned up with a simple cotton swab while an eyebrow comb was used to sweep away any fallen particles from skin.

Marc Jacobs wasn’t the only runway awash with aqua eyes, both the Badgley Mishcka and Derek Lam shows were a masterclass in how to rock azure peepers.

And judging by the rapturous reception the makeup received, it’s fair to say that blue eyes aren’t going anywhere just yet.

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