All you need to ace the ‘Blacquer Eye’ trend as seen at Marc Jacobs SS18

All you need to ace the ‘Blacquer Eye’ trend as seen at Marc Jacobs SS18

Bolder than bold

Text: Terry Saw

Image: Marc Jacobs

Lead makeup artist, Diane Kendal reveals exactly how you can master the look she created exclusively for Marc Jacobs show

Just a few days ago, models marched down the runway to the sound of silence at Marc Jacobs SS18, letting a flurry of whimsical floral prints, oversized silhouettes, psychedelic pops of colour and stunning head wraps speak volumes of the collection. And to complement the 'quiet' confidence of this bold, soundtrack-less show was an equally strong look created by lead Marc Jacobs Beauty makeup artist Diane Kendal - wallflowers need not apply.

Recreating the Blacquer Eye

The key is to boldly line and layer the eyes using black-as-night formulas to create different variations of the winged eye - think exagerrated flicks or dead-straight extensions at outer corners of your eyes, short winged tips or double flicks at both the inner and outer corners - depending on what works for the shape of your peepers before finishing with lashings of mascara. Here's what you'll need:


Pair with luminous skin

Let the eyes take center stage by keeping the rest of the skin fresh, luminous and natural. Prep the skin using a face primer before applying an oil-free foundation to create an even base. Optional tip: Dot highlighter on the cheekbones and along the bridge of the nose to bring extra attention to your features. Finally, set the look with a perfecting mist so you don't have to worry about touch-ups in between. 


Finish with natural lips

Lastly, prep the lips with a lock-in moisture balm to create a smooth surface before applying a touch of colour to perfect the look and you're done! 

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