Spring 2011's Hottest Fashion & Eye Makeup Looks
Not sure which makeup look to pair with the stripe trend you're so into? We got the scoop from in-the-know fashion and beauty experts
Fashion Trend: Horizontal stripesKotsiopoulos says stripes are this season's most accessible trend. "Jill Sander did this floor length white and blue striped gown, which is awesome, but you can also do a striped skirt, or a great striped bag. American Apparel has adorable striped tees and you can find the trend at Gap, J.Crew and Target." You might be thinking that this trend, though most prevalent, is the one you'd avoid since, duh, horizontal stripes make you look wider, right? Wrong. Kotsiopoulos says that's a misconception. "Horizontal stripes give you an allusion of depth and actually make you look thinner." Who knew?
Eye Makeup Look: Gray/green smoky eyes
Pairing stripes with a heavy smoky eye "makes it less of a preppy look and toughens it up," says Kotsiopoulos. Merante agrees saying, "At Chanel, smoky dramatic gray green eyes took center stage."
To create a more wearable version of this look, apply an emerald green shadow like the one in Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in Peacock Green 80, $19 from lashlines up to your brows. Blend the shadow along the lower lashlines as well and "smoke out" the shadow for a softer look. Line top and bottom inner rims with a soft eye pencil. Then define and lengthen top and bottom lashes with a volumizing mascara.
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