Latex was the secret ingredient behind the shimmery eyes at Christian Dior’s fall show. Makeup artist Pat McGrath dubbed the hue “fiery latex blue.”
"It’s fun," McGrath said. "We’re playing with new technology and it’s quite a thing to play with."
McGrath started by creating the shape on the eyes with a blue pencil, before applying a layer of theatrical latex makeup. Then, just before the latex completely dried, McGrath pressed blue pigment and matching glitter on the eyelid. She finished the look with a swipe of blue mascara.
"The latex actually swallows the pigment and gives you a glassy, rather than cloudy, feel," she said.