In June, ultramaximalist-makeup site Il Makiage opened a Stateside pop-up (490 Broadway). Co-founder Shiran Holtzman-erel on how to achieve a dramatic, anti-Glossier eye look.
1. “Apply Jackpot — our metallic-green eye shadow ($29) — all over the eyelid, using our 188 Cream Shader Brush ($30), which is flat with a rounded tip.”
2. “Use the same brush to apply a silver eye shadow — like Worth It ($29) — around the outer frame of the green shadow. Then blend those two to create a gradient look.”
3. “Finish it off with a few coats of our Icon Mascara ($30). Make sure to separate the lashes — then you’ll get that super-crazy fanned-out effect.”
Fernando Aciar, who recently opened a kiosk at Williamsburg’s North 3rd Street Market for his cheerful ceramics, on his favorite cappuccino mugs and hand-cut tiles (103 N. 3rd St.).
“Doesn’t this jar ($120) have a funny neck? I shape it with wet sponges. I love it for water. But also for white wine in the summer. Or lemonade. With mint.”
“The cappuccino cup ($28) was one of the first pieces I ever made. They’re friendly-looking, which seems right, because design should be approachable.”
“I make my breakfast bowls ($35) in all different colors. This is dipped in yellow. When you eat out of it, you feel … not necessarily healthy, but fresh.”
“The handle on this ear cup ($45) is cut with a cookie cutter. I used to be afraid of handles; now I’m into them!”
“I cut these tiles (from $25) by hand with a ruler and a knife. I have 12 different patterns. I actually prefer when they’re not perfectly straight and flat.”
*This article appears in the July 9, 2018, issue of New York Magazine. Subscribe Now!