Now we have always been fond of a little shadow here and there, a hint of smoky black or a dash of yellow (it makes eyes look bluer you know). But we haven’t often strayed to the oranges, fearing that we might look a little strange, or worse still a bit ill. Maybe we’re just a bit scared of the gingery palettes that pile up on the Grazia Beauty desk? Who knows. But this weekend we couldn't stop thinking about something that was rather orange and wonderful – yes it could only be Lady Rihanna and her awesome eye makeup at the Battleship world premiere in Tokyo. We swooned over her perfect tan and silky Emilio Pucci ensemble, but now are obsessing over her eye makeup. RiRi does of course have a bit of a head start because a) she is a serious babe b) she can rock any old edgy hair or makeup trend and c) she always rocks an enviable and eye-wateringly amazing outfit, but we reckon we could try and give it a whirl. Rihanna was of course rocking a very cool and on-trend pyjama outfit but more to the point she totally aced the orange eye look. Not too bright and still sexy and subtle, we’re going to hit our stash pretty quickly to try and emulate her Spring-esque visage.
Talking of orange eyes, they were a real hit on the SS12 catwalks this year – just one glance and it was all apricot and salmon sexiness. So whether you take your inspo from RiRi or this collection of catwalk shots, just make sure yours is terrifically tangerine and bang-on-trend.
Orange Eyes at Jaegar, Kinder and Marni
Which one will you be working girls?