British Vogue - 11.2019

(Nancy Kaufman) #1

olly lashes, Bambi lashes, spider lashes... from
Dior to Brandon Maxwell, big lashes were big
news backstage at the autumn/winter ’19 shows.
How much you layer up is, of course, a question
of personal taste, the key takeaway was that, when it comes
to application, careful preparation is needed. “I begin by
curling the lashes before any product is on them,” says make-
up artist Lynsey Alexander. “With a small brush, I apply a
little face powder over the eye area, making sure the lashes
get a dusting. This acts as a thickening agent for the mascara,
to help you create a chunky, heavier finish.” Next up, layer
on the mascara. “The technique is to wiggle the wand,
starting at the base of the lashes and pulling in a zigzag
motion through their lengths,” Alexander adds. Which type
of mascara brush you should choose will depend on your
natural lashes: to lengthen, for those who need help in that
department, bristle brushes work best; to separate, for those
who are lucky enough to have an already dense lash fringe,
you should go for a rubber wand.
As Alexander details, lash curlers shouldn’t be overlooked

  • they are a necessary step to getting the best out of your
    lashes. It’s just as well they are back in a big way, with Chanel,
    Shiseido, Laura Mercier and Hourglass all launching their
    own versions (they all have a wide-rimmed, bouncy cushion
    that won’t pinch skin or break lashes). And don’t forget the
    eye cream. Looking after the skin around your eyes is as
    important as what you use to dress them up. Val Garland, a
    Vogue contributing beauty editor, makes a final case for the
    look: “Lashings of dolly lash will always be clocked – it’s
    naughty but nice. It’s like last night’s lived-in lushness. It’s
    a confident ‘I’ve got it, I own it’ kind of look,” she says. So
    put a little time and effort into your lashes. After all, they
    frame your view of the world. n




Above, from left:
Lancôme Monsieur
Big, £21.50. Max
Factor Lash Revival,
£13. Estée Lauder
Sumptuous Rebel
Length + Lift, £26.
Below: Westman
Atelier Eye Love
You, £58

Above, from top: L’Oréal Paris
Bambi Eye False Lash, £11. Burberry
Cat Lashes, £24. Below: Chanel
Le Volume Révolution De Chanel, £28

From far left: Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing
Eye Concentrate, £58. La Prairie Skin Caviar
Eye Lift, £360. Hourglass Eyelash Curler, £30.
JAMES COCHRANE; PIXELATE.BIZ Sarah Chapman Stem Cell Eye Mask, £78




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