Head over heels in love with doll-like eyes? Well, it’s time to give the perfection of those doe eyes and that liner overload a break, because its rebel sister has arrived: The broken doll look, a.k.a raw, unorthodox lashes that's also a bit smudged and kinda awry. You know how your eye makeup ends up looking like when you wake up in the morning after a long night of partying and you forgot to take it off? This is it, just a bit more cleaned up so you look organic and not untidy.
“Mascara and lashes are now being used in an ornamental way to give the eye an edgy feel that is full of attitude: Telling a story of where this woman has been and what she has done,” says M.A.C Cosmetics Senior Vice-President of Makeup Artistry, Gordon Espinet. Louise Zizzo, MAC Cosmetics’ Senior Artist showed us exactly how it’s done at their recent Spring/Summer 2016 Trends Presentation:
She ran the mascara horizontally and vertically through the lashes in a freestyle and uncalculated motion, piecing the lashes together along the way, even before applying falsies (you may even skip falsies if you want to, just make sure you’ll be able to make your lashes look chunky and bold without it). Zizzo, who flew all the way from San Francisco is a fashion week mainstay from New York to Paris and has worked her magic on Cyndi Lauper, Fergie, and Gwen Stefani, among others—all icons of edginess so who better to demonstrate how to achieve the broken doll trend, right?
To intensify the look, line the upper eyelid tightly and fill in the waterline with gel liner, using a light hand—again, you don’t need to draw perfect lines, but rather, aim for rawness.
Redefining the meaning of beautiful eyes, this technique is one of the bravest beauty trends this season, and one you’ll surely benefit a lot from: Because, come on, plakado everything is so last year—add character to your look by messing a bit with the perfection you’re used to.
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