Get The Look: Paris Jackson’s African Inspired Eyes
We’ve grown use to seeing Paris Jackson’s style as more on the edgy side, but this weekend the blue eyed beauty looked soft and demure while attending the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles.
After going platinum blonde last year, Paris is now slowly getting back to her brunette roots and looking better than ever. At Sunday evening’s ceremony the 19 year old model and daughter of the late King of Pop wore an earth-toned, flowy floral frock by Zimmerman. The lovely, muted hues of the dress allowed her makeup to do all the talking. Celebrity makeup artist Jo Baker took inspiration from a recent trip Paris took to Africa in support of the Elizabeth Taylor Foundation. Paris was so inspired during her time there that she and Jo brought a little hint of the beauty of Africa to the red carpet. Below Jo breaks down how the look came together and the products she used to make Paris the standout star of the night.
Paris just arrived yesterday morning straight from Malawi.
She told me of the colors and vibrancy of the people during her visit, and when I opened my palettes she was drawn to a burnt orange tone in my Chanel eyeshadow quad (Candeur et Experience)
It was a natural fit that we incorporate these tones into her look and pay homage to Africa! Terra-cotta, burnt orange, deep rust and grayish sandy and earth tones became our inspiration for her look!
EYES- Paris has the most remarkable ice blue eyes, so I wanted to create something that looked and felt dreamy.
A color wash over the eyes top and bottom created a soft, but striking visual. I didn’t prep her eye lids at all. I liked the idea of working in the burnt orange shade onto her bare lid and letting the natural grease of an eyelid merge with our shadow to give an organic and earthy quality. In areas where the eyelid has more natural moisture – the shadow naturally becomes deeper in tone, so this was a way for me to create a contoured look using only 2 shadows. I started by working in the bottom left ( see below ) reddish shadow into her lash line and then used a soft fluffy blender brush to haze out the color just beyond the crease using the top left ( see below )! Its a simple look but with a blue colored eye – this look becomes magical.
For mascara I didn’t want thick voluminous black lashes to overpower the color we had created. So I opted for a brush applicator that would give fine separation as well as adding length so that the orangey tones would standout and that the lashes would not distract. I applied 2 coats of Inimitable Mascara by Chanel in Noir Black, which also helps keeps your curl high and tight!
CHEEKS- I didn’t want to add any additional color to Paris’s cheeks so I went for a sculpted look to add even more intensity and drama pulling you upwards towards her eyes.
LIPS- I wanted a very neutral lip- in keeping with our inspiration I wanted a serious nude. Nothing too pretty or feminine I wanted a sandy nuetral kind of finish. Paris lined her own lips as she often does (and does it very well) using Beige Innocent #93 Lip Liner by Chanel with a swipe of Rouge Allure Luminous Lip Colour in Pensive #162 also by Chanel for a creamy and subtle reflective finish!
*Special thanks to Forward Artists.