If you’ve been poring over photos of Sunday night’s VMAs like we have, then you’ve undoubtedly noticed Paris Jackson’s icey blue eyes (swoon). Seriously — they’re like literal gems on her face.
And it turns out there’s actually a super-specific reason for the unique shade, and it has nothing to do with lighting, contacts, or makeup. In an interview with TeenVogue.com, Jackson’s makeup artist, Jo Baker, revealed that Paris actually has a rare genetic condition that gives her eyes that super particular hue.
Baker didn’t reveal the name of the condition, but we did some quick internet research and it looks like it could potentially be something known as Waardenburg Syndrome, which — among other things — can cause unusually pale blue eyes (this is of course pure speculation on our part. We have no way of knowing for sure).
And regardless of the cause, Baker was super clear that she LOVES experimenting with makeup on those baby blues.
She said, “Paris likes a really clean look. Every time we have a red carpet moment, we look each other in the eyes and I ask, ‘How far are you going to let me go?’ She has to be gently nudged into [experimenting with] color.”
She also noted that Paris definitely enjoys playing up her lashes and brows. “They’re absolutely striking…Her eyes are always something I’m keen to draw attention to.”
OH, and Baker provided a pro-eye makeup tip (which we’re literally always here for): “I love using eyeshadows with a damp brush since it really brings out the pigment,” she said, noting it will make your shadow look super creamy. Um…brb…trying this now in the office bathroom. Sorry not sorry!