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The Elongated Smokey Eye Receives a Sparkling Update

Alice + Olivia Runway

“The girls will be blinking lights,” assures Stila Cosmetics global executive director of creative artistry Sarah Lucero backstage at the Spring/Summer 2017 show for Alice + Olivia—and she wasn’t kidding. She glitzed-up a classic smokey eye with layer upon layer of color: After establishing an elongated, smudgy cat eye using dark purples and black, she laid down a lavender base using a blend of violet and white eye pencils. The mixture, she explains, allows any ensuing color to cling. Then, Lucero brightened the lid from lash to crease with bold lavender, explaining, “I want this light lavender to pop.” She then introduced a sparkling amethyst along the lower lash line, deepening the richness of the design. To draw it all together, Lucero faded the edges with a cotton swab for an “airbrushed effect.”

Get the Look

A Blend of White and Violet Pencils! Sormé Smearproof Eyeliner in White, sorme.com, and TIGI Cosmetics Perfect Eyeliner in Royalty, tigi-cosmetics.com.

Two Sparkling Purples! Stila Cosmetics Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Violet Vixon and Ballet Baby, sephora.com and ulta.com.