Runway Eye Makeup Transferred to Everyday Looks

Wednesday October 17, 2012 by Alexandra C.


Runway models are gorgeous. They have perfect skin, bone structure and out of this world features. So basically, they are aliens. Seriously, I once saw Coco Rocha on the street and she didn't even look like she was part of the human race. That's how gorgeous she was. So, when a model wears a particularly avant garde look on the runway, for the most part they 'werk it'. Oh yes I did! 

I think that this tends to give us mere mortals a false sense of 'I could totally pull that off'. Like, if they can do it, why can't I? We decided to put it to the test this week and modeled three makeup looks off the Spring and Cruise 2013 runways to see if you can really 'werk it' in real life. 

Here are the three looks we tried out: 
 

(clockwise) Mandy: Chanel Spring/Summer 2013, Nicole: Peter Som Spring/Summer 2013 and Alexandra: Chanel Cruise 2013

Mandy - Chanel S/S '13
 

Mandy used Lancome Color Design Eye Brightening All-In-One 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Midnight Rush (C$54.00). She first layered on a silver shadow, then did a simple cat eye liner over top. We think this one is pretty wearable, though maybe a bit too much glitter for the office it's definitely a contender for any party. 

Alexandra - Chanel Cruise '13


I used Marcelle Luxe Eye Dust in Fantasia (C$11.95) and Marcelle Eye Shadow Quad in Ultraviolets (C$15.95). I actually don't mind this look. It is simple to put together because you're basically just applying the shadow all over your upper lid from the inner to the outer corner and all the way up to the brow bone. It's not necessarily flattering for every skin tone, but if pinks work on you this is a fun look. 

Nicole - Peter Som S/S '13


Nicole was our bravest model and tried the least practical/functional/wearable do. She started off by putting on a canary yellow colour and then added a teal green/blue underneath her brow bone. Both colours are from the Coastal Scents 88 Original Palette (US$18.95). Next, she blended to create a softer line. We pretty sure we like these two colours separately for a dramatic summer eye. But together, not so much. Though we do give her some major kudos for trying this! 

What do you think of these? Would you try any of them out at school or in the office? 

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12 Comments

on Oct 28, 2012  Steffikah  5,409 said:

First two, yes. Last one, not for the office, and maybe in different colours.

on Oct 26, 2012  shanaz  4,608 said:


I would wear Alexandra's look any day, any time!

on Oct 24, 2012  ellstar  3,483 said:

I'd try Alexandra and Mandy's for sure, but the one on Nicole makes her look like a 12 year old. No thanks!

on Oct 24, 2012  Guppy  2,050 said:


Both Mandy and Alex look normal! Like no one would give them a weird look. But Nicole looks a bit too much like a little girl got into mommys makeup :o

on Oct 23, 2012  AvaMif  2,640 said:

I can see my self wearing Mandys look. I like them all but hers is better for me

on Oct 18, 2012  Becky  12,798 said:

they all look great but I especially love Alexandra's eyes! I can see myself wearing that :)

on Oct 18, 2012  takoda  25,539 said:

The first two are alright, but that last one has got to stay on the runway.

on Oct 18, 2012  Tiffany said:

Those are amazing makeup! I love your cosmetics and the way you draw the eyeliners, this is so cool and lovely. I'm very impressive!

on Oct 17, 2012  midnightsun2288  5,938 said:

I think Nicole's could be simplified more. Instead of going all the way up to the brow, you could just do the same thing on the lid and it would be more suitable for an everyday look.

on Oct 17, 2012  cutie_marlena  2,748 said:

I would wear Mandy's look though the model had A LOT more silver on her eyes, which I would not do. Alex did a good job with the pink and it suits her, but I don't think I could pull it off. And well...I don't think there is any "mere mortal" that could pull off the look that Nicole tried.

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