Stella McCartney

Runway Trend: Glitter Eyeshadow

© Julia Zierer

At some point it is time for a quick break from all that Eco Beauty madness, that we consequently dedicated ourselves to. I perfectly recall the pivotal moment, that changed our minds: during New York Fashion Week and packed with appointments Veronika and I made it to Rosie Assoulin’s presentation, just shortly before closing.

Now quickly flip the switch: in an otherwise vacant warehouse a pianist plays Loud Places by Jamie xx and multicolored candles stand on a wooden scaffold. Gathered around it: perfectly casted models in gorgeous floor-length gowns with trumpet sleeves and bare shoulders. The designs: just as colorful as their eyeshadow (and the candles).

While leaving the location I hastily research the product, which was used on the eyelids. Of course, Mac Cosmetics – the makeup artists posts. Yet, a visit at the store at the Meatpacking District doesn’t satisfy my crucial need: “No, No”, the well-meaning shop assistant smiles at me, “We don’t have any of these here. You’ll have to go to the pro dependance in 7 W 22nd St.”

She scribbled the address on a piece of paper for me. I rush over there, no sign at the door. I ask around and take the elevator upwards. Luckily, two of the “Glitter Brilliants” that Veronika and I want are still available: “3D Black” and “3D Pale Mint”.

“Transparency Teal” is out of stock everywhere, but I could try my luck in London (what I do of course, but without success). Because we had our hearts set on the triple combination  I deign to ask for it at KaDeWe in Berlin, to eventually settle on “Pigment Poudre Éclat” in the “Naked” version. What’s essential in order not to look like a sad panda bear after ten minutes, is to use the “Pro Longwear Paint Pot” (for me in the shade “Painterly”), before applying the powdery glitter on your eyelids.

The preparation procedure kind of reminds me of crafting a photo album. A bit of glue, some glitter and there’s the perfect work of art. And because I’ve been constantly browsing through my photo gallery in the last few weeks, I can barely wait to start the self-experiment and join the fray of a glittery evening out. May celebrations or Red Carpet Event, anyone?

Glitter Impressions via Instagram

Julia co-founded one of the first fashion blogs in Germany in 2007 and became a freelance consultant for digital strategies after publishing her first book in 2010. After an eventful four years with Condé Nast working mainly in the digital department of Vogue Germany, she decided to launch her own online magazine with her dream partner, Veronika Heilbrunner. She is based in Berlin and loves to read books.