“One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art,” Oscar Wilde said. Does eye make-up count? Because this season’s strongest trend for your lids is all about bright colours, loud strokes and vibrant palettes that wouldn’t look out of place in a gallery. Just a week away from the annual spectacle that is Art Basel in Hong Kong—and the throng of parties and satellite events that come with it—give your lids the full artsy treatment with major experimentation, audacity and drama. Be it art, make-up or everyday life, it’s time to play bold.

1. Abstract art

Taking cues from pop and abstract art (think Warhol and Mondrian) and expressionism (oh, hi Jackson Pollock), make-up artist Pat McGrath brought finger-painting fun onto the runway at Marni’s spring/summer 2018 show with streaky, across-the-brow colour blocking.

Get the look:

Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette by Huda Beauty

Available at sephora.com

Metal Crush Eyeshadow by Kat Von D

Available at katvondbeauty.com

Stay Don’t Stray Eyeshadow Primer by Benefit Cosmetics

Available at sephora.hk

2. Electrify

Rachel Comey paid homage to the artistic world with electric blue lashes and swathes of splashy hues.

Get the look:

All Over Shadow Brush by Hourglass

Available at net-a-porter.com

Clay Pot Waterproof Shadow Liner by Tarte

Available at tartecosmetics.com

Eyeshadow Palette by Natasha Denona

Available at natashadenona.com

Prime Time Eyelid Primer by Bare Minerals

Available at bareminerals.com

3. Play with fire

Not known to play it safe, Pam Hogg opted for fiery yellow lids and scarlet pouts to boot.

Get the look:

Couture Palette by YSL Beauty

Available at yslbeauty.com.hk

Ombre Hypnôse Stylo Shadow Sticks by Lancôme

Available at sephora.com

24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil by Urban Decay

Available at urbandecay.com

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