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The Eyes at VPL Were Inspired by a "Broken Thermometer"

Photos by Porter Hovey

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In Victoria Bartlett's search for the perfect runway eyes to complement her spring collection for VPL, she ran into a few snags. Liquid mercury was the goal, and as's Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics didn't happen to have and eye shadow that quite created that broken-thermometer shimmer in the line, they had to create one from scratch.

Don't have a cosmetics brand on hand to whip one up for you? Never fear, makeup artist Romy Soleimani told us how to DIY the look: "If you use their primer with any of their shimmers, it changes the texture and makes it really long wearing and give it a nice shine. It actually looks liquid." Take a peek at how the full look came together after the jump

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