This season the focus has moved away from artfully created brows and onto lashes, as backstage makeup artists upped the femininity with 60s-style eyelashes that tended towards the natural rather than feline (think doe-eyed young Jane Birkin and Twiggy). In fact, this season has prompted M.A.C Cosmetics to herald lashes as the new brow.
“This season there are either lashings of mascara of none: it’s all or nothing,” says makeup artist Val Garland for M.A.C.
A young Jane Birkin was the inspiration at both Paul Smith and Jean-Pierre Braganza. At the latter, artist Terry Barber applied M.A.C 33 Lash false lashes “directly on the upper and lower lash line for a doe-eyed 60s gaze,” then finished with M.A.C’s new Sculpted Black Studio Sculpt Lash to add further definition.
At Zac Posen, makeup artist Kabuki blended M.A.C’s 43 Lash false lashes “through upper lashes for a flirty effect,” then swept M.A.C’s Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash through upper and lower lashes for further definition.
At Carolina Herrera, artist Diane Kendal says she created “A fresh modern take on Twiggy.” To achieve this she applied M.A.C 33 Lash false lashes “above the upper lashes to open and accentuate the eye”, then M.A.C 40 Lash false lashes “below the lower lashes to complete the “Twiggy effect” around eyes.” She finished the look with M.A.C Black Haute & Naughty Lash swept “through the upper lashes only, for added dimension.