How to: spider lashes

Runway make-up trends with green products

Recently, we saw on the runways from Valentino, Lanvin to Gucci and others a new way to wear the mascara. This look is called “spider lashes”. The technique is a comeback from the 60’s look, where wide open eyes were the main focus. Today the main difference is in the overall eye make-up that is now proposed with a nude eyeshadow on the eyelids, instead of heavy graphic eye lines from the 60’s. And so we get a completely new and fresh approach in make-up. This is a gorgeous look, that gives you that wide open doll-eye effect. But, don’t mess this look with those where you see tons of overloaded clumpy and dry mascara.

Here is the step-by-step how to do this look with green make-up products:

1. step: On the eyelids apply an eyeshadow in slightly shimmery beiges, light brown or nude rose shades. 100%pure powder or cream satin fruit pigmented eyeshadow in nude tones like: Vanilla sugar, Champagne, Flax seed, Fiji, Tahiti.

2.step: Curl the eyelashes with an eyelash curler.

3.step: Especially if you have thin eyelashes, I recommend using Jane Iredale Pure lash extender and conditioner to give them more volume and thickness and an extra coat of primer. When you apply it, it looks like a white cream, but the results are really good. You will also get the effect of spider lashes because it sticks together a few lashes.

Green make-up choice for spider lashes

4. step: It’s time to apply the black mascara. Jane Iredale PureLash Lengthening Mascara in black contains triple-length cellulose fibers (no synthetics) that will help us achieve the desired effect. But there is a special technique on how to apply the mascara. First, apply a regular coat of mascara as you’d normally do; to curl and elongate the lashes in a nice shape that open the eyes. Then, start to apply the mascara from the roots to the top with a slow zig-zag motion, so that you leave a lot of mascara on the lashes. Repeat this 2-3 times. Next, start to work with the tip of your mascara wand on each lash on the bottom an top, to get the effect of sticked together lashes. The key is to use a good mascara that is not too dry and to work slowly through the lashes by building this look gradually. Even though it is quite an overloaded look, it requires its own technique of application, with no clumps.

Green make-up note: You can take this look in consideration for the upcoming holidays.

Ways to wear this look: For a glamourous effect or an evening event wear it with a matte bright red or deep wine red lipstick. If you want to focus on the eyes, apply some black eyeshadow in the outer corner of the eye and smudge it outwards. This look will add expression. Otherwise, minimalistic nude shades on eyes, lips and cheeks with spider lashes will give a clean and chic mood.

4 Responses to “How to: spider lashes”
  1. Oh love this! In fact I am going to go try it out right now!

    PS – you know I had to reblog this! =)

  2. Try it Athma! I wasn’t sure it would be a look for me either but I tried it yesterday and I love it!

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