Note to Self: Start Having More Fun With Makeup Like the Zara Models



Zara models usually have that sort of cool-girl, no-makeup-makeup thing going on. All I-woke-up-like-this complexions, brushed-up brows and bee-stung lips. But for spring/summer 2018, there has been a major shift away from the less-is-more and over to the more-is-more camp.

Where once there was no mascara, there is now bright, sky blue lashes paired not with a bare lid but a wash of in-your-face fuchsia. Elsewhere on the site graphic, winged-out acid blue liquid shadow and floating liner are paired with statement earrings. What's the secret to making these sorts of statement eye looks work IRL? Keep the rest of your makeup low-key (well, she is still the Zara girl, after all). Let your complexion shine through under a wash of tinted moisturiser, or on good skin days, forgo base and just use a little concealer where needed. A dusting of blush, brushed-up brows and a little balm is all that's needed to pull off a graphic or painterly eye as bold as this.

Temped to try to re-create these looks? Shop our favourite bright eye products below, plus the Zara statement earrings to wear with them. Go forth in all your Technicolor glory.