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The New Smoky Eye at Jill Stuart

What’s better than the perfectly crafted smoky eye? An updated version that uses bold, unexpected hues. This morning at Jill Stuart, lead makeup artist Diane Kendal created a new take on the old classic by using an earth-toned palette. “It’s faded hollywood glamour,” said Kendal. “We’re doing a really soft greasy eye using brown-reds.” To get the look, Kendal used a Jill Stuart brown pencil right along the lashes that was blended above and then a Kryolan grease paint blended up and around the eye. To help carry the color down throughout the face, MAC Cremeblend Blush was used only on the cheeks, and a light stain of Korres Cheek Butter in Chara Crimson was used on the lips. 

To match this sophisticated yet youthful makeup look, lead stylist Odile Gilbert for Kérastase created a sleek middle part in the front section of models’ hair, which was tied off with a small elastic just behind the nape of the neck and hidden with a curtain of hair at the back. To finish, Gilbert used the brand’s new Elixir Ultime Moringa Immortel Complexe to add shine. 

And because we think it’s worth mentioning, we were totally distracted backstage by Jill Stuart’s gorgeous pointy-toed Mary Janes and strappy heels the whole time.

—Candice

Another great hair oil? Kerastase’s runaway hit Elixir Ultime, the original.

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