We get the opportunity to see a lot of amazing things during Fashion Week, but this is pretty high on our list of cool stuff: Scoring a sneak peek at the makeup for Rebecca Minkoff's fall '12 show. We headed to Minkoff's showroom, where Mark celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh was on hand to create a look that perfectly complemented Minkoff's beautifully textured pieces and sumptuous color palette. "The collection was inspired by Ewan McGregor's documentary Long Way Round, but re-imagining the protagonist as a woman," said Minkoff. "We wanted the collection to reflect what she would wear. She's a confident, courageous woman on a journey of personal empowerment — a modern woman with moxie."
So, what did that mean for makeup? Apparently, it was open to interpretation — Quynh went through a total of six looks before settling on the final one. Using the color palette of corals, royal blues, turquoise, and purple as a guide, she dreamt up an array of bold eye looks, each more stunning than the last. The final look, — a gorgeous, gradient plum eye with a dewy texture — was by far the coolest thing we saw throughout the test, so we were stoked when it got Rebecca's thumbs up. Here, check out some of the (still amazing) looks that didn't make it, and get the scoop on how you can snag that sweet ombré eye for yourself.
Model Yasmina Muratovich at One Management
Photographed by Rob Loud