Runway to Real Life: A lighter version of Rodarte’s starry blue eyes for Spring 2012

Left: Rodarte Spring 2012 photography by Peter Stigter. Right: Photography and makeup by Dallas Curow. Model: Marième/Next Models Montreal.
Left: Rodarte Spring 2012 photography by Peter Stigter. Right: Photography and makeup by Dallas Curow. Model: Marième/Next Models Montreal.

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Rodarte’s Spring 2012 collection had two magical muses: Van Gogh’s iconic work Starry Night and Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, and the opaque navy blue smoky eyes echoed the rich colours found in both. To balance the dramatic feel of the collection, Nars makeup artist James Kaliardos painted eyeshadow all the way up to the brow bone. While this certainly made a statement on the runway, it’s a bit too Maleficent-esque for day-to-day. With a few minor adjustments, however, this look is perfect for a night when you want to sparkle.

When creating my version of the look, I followed Kaliardos’s lead and kept the lips and cheeks nearly bare and focused on highlighting the structure of the face. However, I took a different approach with the eyes by using lighter shades of blue. I also fully embraced Van Gogh’s stars and added a slick of gold cream liner topped with glitter under the eye.