There Is Literally No Reason To Not Try Sparkly Eyes And A Low, Twisty Bun

My version of Tocca’s ethereal Spring 2014 beauty look doesn't require being on a runway.

I love finding runway beauty looks I can actually do without having to buy 15 new products and hire a makeup artist. I really love making up my own looks too, don’t get me wrong, but there’s something so great about seeing an idea you love and saying to yourself, “I am going to do that.”

In fact, that’s exactly the excited feeling of determination I got when I saw Tocca’s Spring 2014 beauty look.

How did I not know Tocca makes clothes? I have been obsessed over their scents, candles and unbelievably gorgeous laundry detergents for ages, but somewhere along the line, I missed their sophisticated, classy clothing collections!

Sadly, the clothing itself is absolutely out of my budget, but the runway hair and makeup are totally within reach!


I middle-parted my hair, brushed it to silky softness, then sprayed it with a fine mist of Davines Hair Refresher to give it some extra texture. There were a few different braided looks on the runway, but all of the hair was pinned back on either side with plain black bobby pins, so I started there.

Once fully pinned, I went for the slightly more fancy of the two braid options.

I split the back of my hair into two sections and loosely braided them down my back, securing them with a small clear elastic. Then I swirled each braid up and twirled them together to form a bun at the nape of my neck.

I finished the look with some Davines medium hold invisible hairspray, messed things up a bit, and I was done!


Skin was radiant and glowing at the show, so I used a soft layer of my Smashbox foundation mixed with moisturizer to even out my skin tone, then hid any blemishes with Benefit Boi-ing concealer.

I finished it off with a light dusting of Bare Minerals Mineral Veil powder, and moved on to my lips.

Most of the models had bare, plain lips with a touch of pink to them, so I exfoliated with Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub, and followed with Rodin lip balm for that healthy glowy look.

The eyes are everything in this look. They’re so magical, yet totally subtle and wearable at the same time.

I started by wetting my angle brush and coating it thoroughly in silver shadow. I pulled a silvery shade of shadow from my cheap Urban Outfitters eyeshadow palette (which I had put in my give away pile but luckily hadn’t actually given away yet).

I lined the bottom of my eyes with silver as close to my lash line as possible and went right to the inside corner, then filled in my top eyelid with the same silver.

I penciled in my water line with my Anna Sui white eyeliner pencil, just to make my eyes pop a bit more. It looked pretty, but my shadow wasn’t really sparkly enough, so I turned to my Urban Decay Heavy Metal liner for help.

Since I don’t own Glam Rock, their silver shade, I had to make do with the more golden Midnight Cowboy. I lined the bottom and top of my eyes, then carefully brushed some glitter onto my lashes after I had curled them and added a touch of mascara. It wasn’t as silvery as I ideally would’ve liked, but it still looked pretty magical.

Last but not least (like, at all), I added a tiny jewel to the corner of each eye. To do this, I used small jewel stickers that I’d bought in a pack from the dollar store, and carefully stuck them in place with eyelash glue.

The results weren’t quite as silvery angel-like as the sparkly looks on the runway, mostly because of my cheap eyeshadow and lack of silvery glitter, but all in all I was happy with the ethereal look I accomplished.

What do you think?