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NYFW: Glittery Eyes Make a Statement at Rosie Assoulin's Fall Show

Stephanie Chan
A model backstage before Rosie Assoulin's fall 2016 show.

All that glitters is not gold — but in this case, it is.

Not only did Rosie Assoulin's fall 2016 collection of dramatic gowns featuring tiered ruffle, peep-hole tops and wide-legged trousers inspire makeup artist James Kaliardos, but the designer herself served as his muse.

After playing with the presentation's glittery eye makeup look on a test model, he applied it on Rosie "for fun," he said, and "it just looked so cool and she has great skin. I was really just inspired by her."

Kaliardos started off by using the new MAC Studio QuikTrik Stick in Here You Go (out fall 2016) to highlight the center of the nose, upper cheekbones and brow, as well as the MAC Studio QuikTrik Stick in Tight and Tawny (also out fall 2016) to contour the sides of the nose and under the cheekbones.

Next he applied the MAC Studio Quiktirk Stick in All Aflush and Softly (fall 2016) across the face over their nose bridge for "that sunburn effect."

When it came time for the shimmery eyes, he applied MAC glitters ($20) — from Copper Sparkle to 3D Lavender to Reflects Transparent Teal — in a "child-lish like, not stripper-like" manner with his pinky finger.

GLITTER GIRLS: Models backstage at the Rosie Assoulin fall 2016 show. (Photos courtesy of Stephanie Chan)

"We set it with Mixing Medium by MAC ($14), which is really helpful because, if not, glitter goes everywhere," said the makeup guru. "We're just sort of dotting it in little round-ish areas. So really child-ish and sweet."

Asked who he could see rocking similar glittery eyes on the red carpet, Kaliardos answered: "Marisa Tomei, someone with attitude and confidence."

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