Army of Chic — Metallic Khaki Green Eyes and Nude Pouts at Marissa Webb Spring 2016 Show
Fashion designer Marissa Webb’s penchant for juxtaposing seemingly contradictory ideas and concepts, her ability to explore these tensions in a way that yields aesthetic harmony, was again evident at the designer’s Spring 2016 runway show. The designer’s collection was inspired by a collection of family photos dating back to the 1950s that showed her grandfather in full military garb standing alongside his doting wife, who was wearing the demure fit-and-flare dresses of the era. Struck by these images, Webb created a collection that blurred concepts of masculinity and femininity, strength and fragility, pairing fluid floral dresses with military-inspired vests and jackets featuring cargo pockets and belts with D-ring closures, crafting swingy dresses in bright hues but giving them jacket-like bodices with patch chest pockets and double rows of buttons, and layering delicate lace over uniform-ready plaids.
To complement the androgynous quality of Webb’s collection, Maybelline makeup artist Yadim created a makeup look that exuded strength and confidence while also evoking a flirtatiousness and an easy femininity: a smoky, metallic, olive green eye with a nude lip.
To create the look, Yadim started by applying the Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation to models’ faces, even sweeping it across the lips in order to conceal any natural rosiness. Next, he emphasized the angular structures within their faces using the contour powder in the Face Studio Master Contour (available January 2016), applying the bronze color along the hollows of the cheeks, below the cheekbones, and along the jawline. Next, he highlighted cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, and the forehead with the Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Metal in Barely Branded (available October 2015).
To achieve the statement-making eye look, Yadim relied on the Maybelline New York The RockNudes Palette (available January 2016), sweeping the matte eggplant and brown shades in the palette atop eyelids, blending and smudging them together to create a deep and earthy base. Next, he layered the metallic khaki green shade atop the aforementioned matte shadows, starting at the crease and blending the color outward, as well as inwards and up towards the brow.
Once he’d obtained the desired coverage and feline shape, he then turned his attention to the lashes, tracing the lash line with the Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Eggplant, beginning at the inner corners of eyes and working his way outward, then retracing his steps using a brush to intensify the color and fill in any gaps between the traced line and the lash line. He finished the liner look with a playful flick at the outer corners that hearkened back to the 1950s. To make eyes appear even larger, he applied a touch of the Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Metal cream eyeshadow in Barely Branded to the inner corners of eyes. Two coats of Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara (launching October 2015) in Black completed the bold eye.
To balance the strength of the smoky metallic eye, Yadim kept the lip look simple, merely applying a touch of the Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in Barely Bloomed to models’ pouts using his fingertips, dabbing the color onto lips for a touch of peachy nude color.