Bright Eyes

{Backstage at 3.1 Phillip Lim}

Our first couple of beauty features have been pretty safe.  A fresh-faced look that is perfect for summer was first, followed by rosy cheeks and lips at Michael Kors.  Today, however, I thought we would take a walk on the wilder side and head in an edgier direction.

NARS brand ambassador Francelle Daly created the look using using NARS Lip Liner in Jungle Red and its Eyeliner Stylo in Nuits Blanches.   The bold red eyes were surprisingly subtle at first glance– until of course a blink or downward look revealed their hidden edge.  While the red might not work for your average day, I love the idea of a jungle green or violet eye smudge.

And just like everything else aesthetic, this look is all about balance.  Notice how simple and clean the rest of the face is.  Be sure to juxtapose such a bold eye with minimal makeup elsewhere.

So, what do you think?  Would you dare to rock the bold, bright eye?

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