How to Get Gigi Hadid’s Experimental SI Party Eye Makeup

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Gigi Hadid

All eyes on her shadow.

Gigi Hadid isn’t just a pretty face to makeup artist Patrick Ta — she’s a pretty face who allows him to experiment and have fun. For the model’s appearance Tuesday at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition VIP press event — which Ashley Graham and Lily Aldridge also attended — her go-to guy created a statement-making look fitting of her up-for-anything nature.

Hadid’s sexy, see-through bodysuit called for a fierce look, according to Ta: “We went for fresh glowy, bronzy skin and a muted lip to have all the attention on her eye shadow play, because I want the burgundy pigment to be the star!” To achieve the pinky-bronze blush in the crease, Ta didn’t have the color he wanted so he mixed and layered two pigments.


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First he applied Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Pure Pigment in Pink Rebel ($7) to her lids with a flat brush and lightly blended it upward. Ta then lightly applied the same formula in the Improper Copper ($7) shade on top to create burgundy. “If you have burgundy already, of course, just go straight to that color,” he says. Tove Lo wore a similar shadow shade at Monday night’s Grammy Awards.

The beauty guru decided to skip false lashes so they wouldn’t cover the eye-catching shadow on her lids, so he curled her natural fringe and swiped on two coats of mascara. For those recreating the look at home, Ta advises, “Remember when wearing a bold eye color you want to let that color shine, so keep the rest of the face clean and fresh and the color will be cool instead of tacky.”  

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