It’s all about the statement eye in Paris: 3 knock-out beauty looks from backstage at the Fall 2014 shows

Paris fashion week Fall 2014 beauty
Dries Van Noten and Lanvin photography by Peter Stigter; Dior photography via Instagram/allure_magazine
Paris fashion week Fall 2014 beauty
Dries Van Noten and Lanvin photography by Peter Stigter; Dior photography via Instagram/allure_magazine

It’s all about the statement eye in Paris. Leading the charge—as usual—is Pat McGrath, whose latex-painted eye launched a thousand Instagrams from backstage at Dior this morning. If you’re as obsessed with glitter as we are, you know that the beauty at Dior is the place to be (hello, lover) and the two eye looks she created for Fall 2014 certainly surpassed our expectations.

The first was a shimmering assortment of “urban khaki” shades, applied heavily to the upper lid with just a trace trailing down from the inner eye. But the second look—the blue!—was the standout. According to Allure, McGrath traced the shape first with eyeliner, then applied latex makeup paint topped with a shimmer. Eyelashes were also painted with a matching blue mascara. This thick, vibrant-blue look makes us want to start mixing our own makeup mediums, pronto.

However, if bright blue glitter isn’t your thing, you can still get in on the statement eye trend with the looks from Dries Van Noten and Lanvin. At Dries, makeup artist Peter Phillips painted a thick stripe of pigment (so dramatic that it even stands out in street style shots) that was actually watered down M.A.C Chromacake body paint. And at Lanvin, McGrath dabbed black pigment to lids which was smudged for a painterly effect. While it may have looked very abstract, a blunt set of lashes provided structure. Falsies were cut into distinct square shapes, which cast quite the shadows once the models hit the bright lights of the runway.