Brilliant makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin wrote in his Face Forward book: “If you read or hear the words “never” or “always” in a makeup book or at cosmetic counter, run in opposite direction. Makeup should be fun, not fascist”. Unfortunately not all of his colleagues share his point of view. For example, some of makeup artists advise girls with hooded eyes to forget about eyeliners, dark eyeshadows, use pale eyeshadows and mascara only and concentrate on their lips (girls with hooded eyes and small lips should vanish, I suppose).
What can I say about this?
Just look at Charlotte Rampling’s portrait made for NARS Audacious Lipstick compain and forget all that jazz.
Charlotte has very hooded eyes indeed. You can see it clearly at the shot from Luchino Visconti’s movie La caduta degli dei / The Damned.
Another Charlotte’s shot from La caduta degli day / The Damned shows you how to contour heavy eyelids.
Austrian beauty Romi Schneider had heavy eyelids too, but, as you can see at these shots from Max et les ferrailleurs, they don’t hide eyeliner and eyeshadows completely.
Of course, Romi Schneider’s makeup from Max et les ferrailleurs is not a good example to follow (Romi played a prostitute in this movie), but you can adjust it applying eyeshadows not till eyebrows but till the eye crease.
Many Asian girl have hooded eyelids but see how elegant eyeliner looks on Maggie Cheung’s eyes in Kar Wai Wong’s In the Mood for Love movie.
Mastoloni’s jewellery and Tibi’s dress are made for each other.
Rosey Earring + Rosey Ring + Link Necklace by Mastoloni + Agathe Draped Strapless Dress by Tibi.
Khaki Super Soft Dress (now it’s on sale, by the way), Miss Selfridge + sandals Multicolor Strips Wedge, Cuple + clutch Pink, Silver and Platinum Bag, Cuple + Orion Unique Ring от LeJu.
Khaki Super Soft Dress, Miss Selfridge + moccasins Misstery by Italian brand The Flexx + Caramel Orange or Nina Beige Fur bags by Carla Mancini + Friendship Cuff Passion Fruit, Gypsies + Debutantes.
Casual look: Giori Silk Shirt, By Malene Birger + 415 Relaxed Boot Cut Jeans, Levi’s + St Tropez straw bag, Kayu + Zizi Oxford Shoe, Repetto.
You can decorate your wrists with 2 bracelets Ruby Mix Bead Single Wrap Bracelet on Beige Leather and Red Mix Bead Cuff Bracelet on Natural Brown Leather or 1 bigger bracelet Bright Pink Crystal Mix Wrap Bracelet on Beige Leather, Chan Luu.
Giori Silk Shirt, By Malene Birger + Petite Twin Pockets Belted Military Pencil Skirt (this skirt’s designed for a petite girls, but those with a regular height can wear it too, just you have to try few sizes and choose the best fit, I guess), Marks & Spencer + Fil2, Duccio Venturi + Cosmos Blue Glass Pink Gold Cuff, Ben-Amun + Junior Lock Clutch, Loeffler Randall.
Theo Fennel makes a very beautiful jewellery indeed.
Sophistcated Yellow Gold & Diamond Hibiscus Disc Earrings, chic Gemfields Emerald Opening Kissing Frogs Ring. Keyhole Swivel Cufflinks are definitely made for a man with a sense of humour.
And here it is an outfit for a posh cocktail party.
Green Tailored Evening Jacket, Vivienne Westwood + Black Accident Skirt, Vivienne Westwood + Maddalena clutch, by Elizabeth II favourite brand Launer + Lulabay pumps, Duccio Venturi. True star of this outfit is Gemfields Emerald Opening Kissing Frogs Ring by Theo Fennell, of course.
I guess Tetrix High Boots and Blue & Orange Alpha Clutch by French brand Pierre Hardy will look pretty stylish with Rust Suede Collorless Jacket and Grey Rib Roll Neck Jumper by Miss Selfridge and Janice-Hi-Rise Skinny Bow Zip Jeans, Jordache.