Issue 12  •  Spring 2013

Beauty School Dropout

Whenever I do makeup for a shoot, seven times out of ten I always get asked to do a smokey eye. What is it with smokey eyes that has made them withstand the test of time? The look dates back to ancient times with Cleopatra being the first woman to rock the blackened lid. With the liberation of women beginning to take flight in the 1920s the makeup looks also got more pronounced with rounded, smokey eye makeup and small red lips. Sophia Loren led the brigade of famous women who made the smokey eye and nude lip a staple in the 1960s. Since then it has stayed in fashion in different varieties, blue and brown in the '70s, bright in the '80s, understated and grungy in the '90s and in present day, it seems to come back every season in a new color.

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