This look was inspired by Beauty Is Boring’s talented, gorgeous and totally brilliant resident artist, Regina Yazdi. Regina has a thing for the French New Wave (check out her Instagram for a taste of her personal style) and in particular, an affection for Anna Karina. Anna Karina’s signature look of pale, matte blue eyeshadow paired with a black cat eye and peachy nude lips is a classic. It’s sexy without being vulgar, innocent but a bit naughty and most of all, incredibly flattering.
I didn’t want to just copy Anna’s iconic style so the above look is a more modern version. I changed out the cat eye for a simple lashline, intensified the blue shadow up to the crease and created dewy skin by layering Tom Ford Intensive Infusion Concentrate with the Tom Ford Traceless Stick Foundation. Rather than draw in the bottom lashes, as was the trend at that time, I used a set of interesting “crossed lash” minis from Japan. I found them at a tiny Japanese market and haven’t seen them available for purchase online yet. I will update if I find a source for them.