Dries Van Noten Brought Your KiraKira Sparkle App Into the Real World
Dries Van Noten sees your subtle shimmer, and raises you a rhinestone-studded eye.
For the label's show at Paris Fashion Week, lead makeup artist Peter Philips sent models down the runway with the perimeter of their eyes coated in Swarovski crystals, triggering a feeling in all of us to find the nearest Michael's craft store and buy out their crystal aisle. Take a seat, primer that mimics an Instagam filter—the pro just brought KiraKira, everyone's favorite sparkle-enhancing app, into the real world.
Appropriately, Philips Instagrammed the look, complete with that KiraKira filter over the video.
While some models wore crystal-rimmed eyes, others had a sole stripe of rhinestones placed along their lips, either horizontally or in a vertical line down the very center. Hairstylist Sam McKnight continued the sparkle by applying an additional strip of rhinestones along the deep side part. We're obsessed with how the rhinestones mirror the shimmery details in each ensemble, not to mention, serves up inspiration for those moments your Saturday night smoky eye starts to feel somewhat dull.
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Though a rhinestone-studded lip isn't the most practical option—you know, if you enjoy eating, drinking, or talking—a bejeweled eye, while totally unconventional, is doable with a little patience, a pair of tweezers, and eyelash glue.
Models went sans-mascara, but if you refuse to leave without it, apply a layer prior to stacking on the gemstones. Squeeze out a small amount of glue, and arm yourself with needle-nose tweezers to make picking up and dropping the accents easier. Once the glue is somewhat tacky, use the tool to pick up a stone, dip the flat side in a small amount of glue, then place it accordingly along your upper and lower lash line. Pro tip: you may want to apply a few dots around the perimeter, which can be covered with the rhinestone, just to ensure even spacing.
However, if it's too involved for your tastes, there's an app for that.