What: Raoul Autumn/Winter 2013
Trend to note: Updated retro – Edgy sixties-inspired eyes

Audi Fashion Festival 2013: Backstage Beauty at Raoul
Image: Wesley Kow

The sixties stood out for the era’s bold eye makeup and big hair, but the models at the Raoul show for Audi Fashion Festival (AFF) 2013 were noticed just as much for their edgy updated sixties look — think edgy cat eyes in metallic shades of green and modern tousled bouffants.

NARS International Lead Artist, David Scheffen said the hard-looking makeup was intended to juxtapose the more romantic, almost messy hair.

Get the look:
Start off by prepping your face with toner, moisturiser and eye cream for a moist, plump face canvas.

Next, apply NARS Radiance Enhancing Pro-Prime Light Optimizing Primer all over the face to prime your skin for makeup, followed by NARS Sheer Glow Foundation — concentrating on the centre of the face and blending outwards for a natural finish. Setting your base with NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder by dusting from the centre of your face outwards.

Audi Fashion Festival 2013: Backstage Beauty at Raoul
Image: Wesley Kow

Now for the show-stealer. To get the updated sixties cat eye, start off with NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, so the cream eyeshadow used later on stays in place. Scheffen pointed out that the main eye colour was actually three colours layered on top of each other.

Using an fine-tipped eyeshadow brush, draw the outline of your cat eye with NARS Cream Eyeshadow in Nomad, ending just above the crease and filling the entire area with the metallic green. Using the silver from NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Paris, go over the same coloured area for the second layer before doing the same with NARS Cream Eyeshadow in Mousson to top it all off.

Audi Fashion Festival 2013: Backstage Beauty at Raoul
Image: Wesley Kow

Define the look by lining your upper lash line and outer corners of your lower lash lines with NARS Larger than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner pencil first, then going over the outline again with the liquid NARS Eyeliner Stylo in Carpates. This will help open up your eyes while keeping the look sleek and edgy. Finish off with NARS Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara.

Audi Fashion Festival 2013: Backstage Beauty at RaoulAudi Fashion Festival 2013: Backstage Beauty at Raoul
Image: Wesley Kow

Because the eyes are the focus of this look, keep cheeks and lips natural-looking. A sweep of blush on the apples of your cheeks — try NARS Sex Appeal Blush — and a nude lip colour like NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Madere will balance the entire look nicely.

Audi Fashion Festival 2013: Backstage Beauty at Raoul
Image: Wesley Kow

Audi Fashion Festival 2013: Backstage Beauty at Raoul
Model with NARS International Lead Makeup Artist, David Scheffen
Image: Wesley Kow

NARS is the official makeup sponsor for the Audi Fashion Festival 2013 and all products are available at all Nars Cosmetics counters. For more information about Nars, go to www.narscosmetics.com.

The Audi Fashion Festival 2013 is held at The Tent@Marina Promenade at Marina Promenade Turn, behind the Singapore Flyer from May 15 to May 19, 2013. For more information, visit http://audifashionfestival.com, or follow Audi Fashion Festival on Twitter and Facebook.