Indigo Girls: Examining the violet-eyed, origami-haired beauty look on the Jason Wu Fall 2013 runway

Jason Wu Fall 2013 backstage beauty
Photography by Peter Stigter

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If you’re looking to add a little drama to your beauty look, purple is certainly the way to go. While the Jason Wu Fall 2013 collection was primarily black and white, the runway was given a burst of colour in the form of an exaggerated violet cat-eye that anchored every look. The bold colour choice was taken from Wu’s finale dress. To get the look, makeup artist Diane Kendal applied purple eye pencil, indigo shadow and shimmering lilac pigment, blending the edges as she went. Several coats of black mascara added definition while a subtle lip balm and velvet skin ensured the rest of the look was soft—keeping the eyes as the focus point of it all.

Subtle skin and lips aside, the hair was also a standout part of the beauty look. Odile Gilbert created “art deco chignons” by winding pieces of hair—slicked down with shine serum—over a low bun. Ends were tucked in and pinned down and the entire style was held in place by large silver barrettes.