It’s going to be one long, hot summer, and we’ve found the best way to get through it. The beauty world is currently celebrating the frenzied clash of psychedelic lids and lashes, while fashion, like most of us besotted by all things Canadian, is dusting out the Canadian tuxedo – that’s denim on denim, for the uninitiated. So, we’ve been spending our days in melt-proof, bright coloured mascaras and eyeliner, and offsetting that with some cool denim ensembles.
Coloured mascaras were written off as clownish or just wackadoodle, but this summer they’ve reached full blown fashion status. We’ve been stocking up on the eye-popping In Extreme Dimension Mascara shades from M.A.C’s Work It Out collection, and pairing them with matching or contrasting swatches of eyeliner using the Chromagraphic Pencils.
Denim itself got a do-over this summer. Push your plain basics to the back of the closet, and make room for blues with arresting details. Stella McCartney went the playful route with daintily embroidered numbers. Cult favourite Sacai’s constructions grew ever more unique, with nips and tucks that flattered the female form — subtle frills, flares and what have you. If you decide to double the fun by pairing these easy separates from Le Mill, let your beauty look contrast the icy blues with crazy colours.
Top, Sacai. Embroidered shorts, Stella McCartney. M.A.C In Extreme Dimension Mascara and Chromagraphic Pencil.
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Go with equally playful make-up. Draw a winged liner on your upper eyelid with a pop shade. Apply black mascara to your lashes as usual. To accentuate the tips of your lashes use a coloured mascara in the same shade as the eye pencil. Or else, go for broke: skip the black mascara and use a coloured mascara all over the lashes in a shade that matches or contrasts with the eye pencil.
We love how Balmain deconstructed the workman’s favourite and gave it a glamorous twist—splicing tweed and denim in a shift dress was particularly genius.
Tweed and denim dress, Balmain. M.A.C In Extreme Dimension Mascara and Chromagraphic Pencil.
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Go minimal with spider lashes. Use a bright mascara to create clumpy lashes, and leave the rest of the eye completely bare.
Saint Laurent toughened up jeans with leather inserts, and gave us vintage jackets with patchwork details.
Denim blazer, Balmain. Jeans with leather inserts, Saint Laurent. M.A.C In Extreme Dimension Mascara and Chromagraphic Pencil.
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Use black mascara all over the lashes, but save the lashes on the outermost corners for your choice of blue, purple, red, green, white or yellow mascara. Fill in the lower waterline with a matching Chromagraphic Pencil.
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