Back in the 90’s… I was swimming in my best friend’s private pool in the middle of summer. Texas heat is scorching, so we honestly spent as much time as we could in the cool of the water. It was evening and her cousin was over – a boy, a little older than us, with a bad reputation and totally into all things “cool.” I had just started learning to use eyeliner and mascara, and like a school-age girl, was too insecure to swim without at least eye makeup still on.
In the light of the moon he watched me come up from the water, and I watched him stare at my face with a kind of strange awe and blurt out,
“Wow, you look like one of the Cocaine Models. It’s your smudged eyes.”
“Thanks,” I muttered, unsure if this was truly a compliment or just a musing of an older boy. Looking back now, I know exactly what he was talking about.
And now… from the recent Allure April 2014 issue, in an article by Elizabeth Siegel, the classic smokey eyes have taken a turn for spring: using color instead of purely grays & blacks to offset the harshness for daytime.
Grungy (a particularly 90’s look)
(photos by David Cook & Norman Jean Roy)