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Friday, 22 October 2010
Try a Trend...The Big Smoke
Just like skinny jeans, I can't imagine smoky eyes ever going out of fashion. Yes, we might dabble with the plums and navys of the eyeshadow world, but the lure of that deep charcoal smoulder will never wane. The great thing about the smoky eye is it's a suits-all trend. It looks just as good on blue eyes (see pics) as it does on brown eyes, and is just as flattering on pale complexions as it is on darker skin tones.
Step 1. Apply your regular liquid foundation with a makeup sponge or brush and sweep over the eye area. This will act as a primer and give your eyeshadow extra staying power.
Step 2. I applied my favourite eyeshadow, Mac Eyeshadow in Carbon, £11 (Boots) with a shadow brush, taking the colour up to the brow. The pigment is amazing but, as with all black shadows, you will need to build up the colour to get a true smoky effect. Apply more shadow to the tip of your brush, and gently push the colour into the lower lashline.
Step 3. Line the inner rim of the eyes with a jet-black kohl and apply two coats of mascara. We used Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara in Black, £8.99 (Boots).
Step 4. Finish with a slick of nude lipstick. Our favourite is Miners Fashion Matte Lipstick in Barely Buff, £3.99. Sx