styled by Schanel Bakkouche. Hair by Ben Skervin for Oribe at Streeters, Makeup by Erin Parsons for MAC Cosmetics at Streeters, manicure by Tracylee for Dior Le Vernisat Tim Howard Management. Model: Luping Wang at New York Models. Produced by Biel Parklee. Casting by Erin Simon. Photography Assistants: Kaitlin Tucker, Kyle Thompson, Peter Freleng. Hair Assistant: Levi Monarch. Makeup Assistants: Dina Drevenak, Aya Watanabe.
A classic smoky eye, in shades of grey and black, can be too harsh for the easy, breezy aesthetic of Cannes (at least during the daytime). Makeup artist Erin Parsons, who works with Gigi Hadid, recommends switching over to brown eyeshadow instead. "It's a color that can naturally create a tone or contour without looking as though makeup has been applied," she explains.
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A smoky eye may sound complicated, but Parsons is here to help. "I love to use brown pencils or cream shadows first to create a transparent tone and set the initial shape of the eye," she says. "Simply take a deep brown pencil applied to the eyelid and lower rim then smudge out with the fingertip. Next top with powder shadow to the crease blending and diffusing edges. Then I'll seal this in with neutral powder shadows in corresponding colors which further deepen tones and create the final look."