NYFW SS 2015 Trend: The Glossy Lid 3 Ways
The glossy eyelid is about as new as the lob. Meaning, it’s been around forever but it’s getting some major props as of late, especially on the New York runways of the spring / summer 2015 collections.
Anyone who follows beauty trends knows that they’re much like Beyonce: They have a way of reinventing themselves before they become passé. The glossy lid is no exception. While a few of my favorite past representations of the glowing, glossy lid (from the runways of Mara Hoffman, Luca Luca, and L’wren Scott S/S 2012) unearthed shiny eyelids in bright and bold hues, this year’s glossy lid is more subdued, au naturel, earthy, and very wearable. .
Get inspired by these three fashion week faces, all focusing on… you got it!… the 2015 glossy lid:
Models at the Jason Wu show strutted down the runway with eyes glistening from a combination of kohl eyeliner and an abundance of eye cream. “The cream takes off some of the liner and leaves a beautiful residue and sheen on the lid,” explains key makeup artist Diane Kendal who used Lancome’s Le Crayon Khôl in Black Coffee, an ebony brown, to achieve this eyelid. “This gives you that soft, dewy effect.” Basically, she created a soft, glossy smokey eye by lining the lash line with the kohl liner, then dabbing a Q-tip with eye cream and gently removing part of the liner to create a very subtle smudge. Adding and subtracting to get that ethereal no-makeup-makeup look.
Glossy – or as MAC refers to them, shiny – lids were spotted on the Edun runway as well. Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury used Groundwork Pro Longwear Paint Pot across the eyelids and to the outer crease to contour and define. With just a single color applied to the entire eye, Tilbury then created the shiny look by adding MAC Pro Mixing Medium Shine (which is basically a fancier Eight Hour Cream) onto eyelids right before the models took to the runway. This created a natural, dewy, do-eyed lid.
At another runway close by, Diane Kendel (this time for Nars Cosmetics) created a glossy lid and brow. “Thakoon wanted the girls to appear as if they were coming out of water, so the beauty look is all about the gloss on the eyelid and brushed up into the brow,” explains Kendel, who used Nars’ Triple X Lip Gloss, an ultra-glossy clear, on the models’ eyelids and brows. “Less is more.” Again, the result is that dewy, glowing-from-the-inside, I-eat-all-of-my-vegetables-and-have-perfect-skin look. (Application Fun: Use your finger to dab gloss onto your lids and gently rub up to your brow, covering the brow hairs which will, undoubtedly, tame unruly brows as well!).