There’s nothing new about fashion’s fascination with all things ‘80s, but the makeup at Derek Lam’s insanely cute Spring/Summer 2010 show took it to another level. The models hit the catwalk wearing bold, sherbet-striped eyeshadow that struck a perfect balance between tribal chic and “How Will I Know”-era Whitney. We realize that layering on teal, purple, and pink eyeshadow at the same time might be a bit much, but why dust your lids with a sheer wash of violet shadow for girls’ night out? Or hit the club rocking bright teal liner on your bottom lid? It’s all about remixing trends to work in your everyday life, so go there!
L’oreal HIP Bright Duos Shadow in Flashy ($7.99) comes with two deeply pigmented, statement making shades: creamy pearl and electric jade.
The shadows in Lancome Pink Irreverence Color Design Quad ($42) combine to make a uniquely cool-looking smoky eye. To do, blend the soft pink shade allover the lid, accent the top lashline with the deeper mauve, add the sparkly khol hue at the crease, and finally, apply the pearlescent shade along the browbone.
MAC for Lilly Pulitzer PearlMatte Eyeshadow ($19.50) is almost too pretty to use! But the pastel, rose, and pearly shades actually go on super-soft and sheer—lovely for Spring.
NYX 3 Color Eyeshadow in Purple/Deep Purple/Prune ($5.99) comes with three of the prettiest purple shadows we’ve ever seen. At this price, we might have to buy two.
Too Faced Liquif-Eye Eyeshadow Collection ($35) comes with twelve smoky shadows (including clear shimmer, silver, turquoise, bronze, rose, chartreuse, camel-yellow, khaki green, purple, blue/black charcoal, Kelley green, and black), plus Liquif-Eye, a special formula that transforms any eyeshadow into liquid liner. So genius.
Stila Eyeshadow Trio in Afterhours ($20) comes with three stripes of super-sexy shadows, including turquoise, sparkly black, and ultra-violet.
We don’t know what’s sexier, the model’s creamy, cafe au lait complexion, her perfectly tousled faux-hawk or her candy-floss eyeshadow. Suffice it to say that Derek Lam knows how to picks some hot models! Hats off to the designer for choosing a variety of women of color to walk in his Spring/Summer 2010 show.