From Milan to New York, the SS13 fashion weeks were all about the bright-eyed look for next season. There were jewelled hues at Vivienne Westwood and Donna Karan, pastel brights at Peter Som and Derek Lam, and luminous nudes at Dolce & Gabanna, Alexander Wang and Burberry.
There was one look in particular that caught my attention – over at Moschino, they toyed with white shadow and liner, and the outcome was particularly beautiful. You can achieve a more subtle everyday version of the trend with two newly-released white liners: the Stila Smudge Stick in Empress, and the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Snow.
The Stila Smudge Stick in Empress is a beautiful pearl white that has a subtle multi-reflective glow. Perfect for the inner rim of the eyelid – the waterline – it works to make eyes appear effortlessly wider without being too stark. As it’s a Smudge Stick formula, once it adheres to the skin it lasts for hours without the need for reapplication. For a more smudgy effect a la Moschino, draw on and blend immediately.
This is a very special formula – the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner in Snow provides precise lines of colour without compromising on pigmentation. Like the Smudge Stick, once it dries it lasts for hours without the need for reapplication, and leaves a perfect matte finish that is intentionally stark and graphic. It’s perfect for creating a bolder finish that is reminiscent of the 60s.
If you want more of a diffused, ethereal effect, opt for the smudgy beauty of Empress. The pearlescent finish makes for a jewelled appearance which is ideal for those who are a little hesitant to try such a bold trend. Snow makes a much bigger statement, offering a solid line of bright white colour. Both last for 6-8 hours+ without fading.