Photographer Robbert Jacob's beauty editorial Rebel of the Night graces the latest issue of Eclectic magazine. Under the art direction of Anniina Mäkelä and Charin Chong,Parisian makeup artist Cate P reinterprets the smoky eye with a deep shimmer and iridescence recalling dazzling, colorful beetle shells illuminated by a strategically placed streak of gold.
The moldering deep blue violet range blends with hints of copper and gold, also found in the insect kingdom for the the beetle-inspired look. Application sees a sweep of shadow over an un-groomed brow, while another look includes minimal touches of powdery white on the lashes for a distant reminder of lunar landscapes. These experimental bold strokes create a graphic contrast against the rich red and earth toned lips set against an über pale facial palette.Flaunting these daring shades of shadow are sure to bring out the rebel in us.
Implications - The smoky eye palette for makeup artists and consumers is no longer limited to greys and earth tones.