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One trend stood out on the runway in Spring 2013 and is set to stay in Fall 2013 – rhinestone-embellished eyes. We first noticed them on Christian Dior’s models during the Spring 2013 RTW Collection showcase, when they strutted out with bright and bold eyeshadow shades, paired with va-va-voom rhinestones acting as eyeliners.

Christian Dior Spring 2013 rhinestone eyes

Christian Dior Spring 2013

At the Spring 2013 Couture showcase, Jean Paul Gaultier presented a more subdued version of bedazzling eyes, as his models were seen with a gem at the corner of the eyes – just like how you would usually apply a pearl-coloured eyeliner or eyeshadow to brighten up the eyes – as well as one acting as a beauty mark.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2013 Rhinestone eyes 2

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2013

Before we shove this eye-catching trend aside and call it a day, Chanel, in its Fall 2013 runway show, got everyone talking with – guess what – yes, embellished eyes, on their models.


Chanel Fall 2013

This may look like a crazy trend but hey, we know you’re itching to try it. And why not wear it to your after-work parties or work it into your upcoming Halloween look? Here are Daily Vanity tips to get this wearable:

  • Keep it simple: The rhinestones that you’re going to put on are supposed to take centre stage, so keep your eye makeup simple. Consider going with just a single-toned eyeshadow in a subtle colour, or just brown eyeliner to define your eyes’ shape.
  • Define your brows: For a look so strong, you need great brows to frame the look together. Complex eye makeup with incomplete brows just look odd.
  • Go small, less is more: It’ll be easier to work with smaller rhinestones than bigger ones. If you want a more complex look, simply use more rhinestones. You can get these faux gems from craft stores, and to apply them, simply use your favourite lash glue.
  • Leave shimmer and gloss at home: The rhinestones (and of course, you) are the only things that are supposed to shine, so do away with shimmer, glitter and gloss in your blusher, lipstick and eyeshadow. Go for matte colours instead.

Photo credit: Style.com

Tell us, will you ride this trend?