Spring 2011 RTW Chez Toi -- The Monochromatic Eye at Cavalli

Our second trend is the monochromatic eye in which only a single shade of eyeshadow or eyeliner is showcased -- although there may seem to be only one shade from a distance, more than one shadow is probably used to achieve the monochromatic effect.  On Roberto Cavalli's Spring 2011 RTW catwalk (as seen on Style.com), a soft grayed brown was the shadow of choice paired with yet another nude lip and Monsieur Cavalli's vision was finished with long, straight hair with a center part.  My recommendation to those who will try this look at home is to use a warmer shadow than is shown in the photo below and to only go a shade or two darker than one's own skin tone to avoid looking too harsh or heavy-lidded.  On another note, I love this look because it can give an edge to a classic outfit or soften a biker-chic/rocker outfit. 

photo credit:  luca cannonieri - gorunway.com

All colors from MAC Cosmetics unless otherwise noted:
*        Highlight – Orb
*        All-over – Era, then Wedge, then Cork + Soft Brown, then Tete-a-Tint
*        Top Liner – Engraved 
*        Bottom Liner – Engraved 
*        Highlight – Accentuate
*        Color – Blunt
*        Contour – Sculpt
*        Base – MUFE Full Cover Concealer 
*        Color – Creme d' Nude

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