If sultry makeup is your goal, a smokey eye is everything. It’s cool, it contours, it suits everyone, and it’s easier than you think. Case in point: this five-minute eye look, which helps you define your eyes in the most flattering way, and requires just a steady hand and a kit of neutrals. Here’s how you can get the look…
Start with eyeshadow. Magnif’Eyes Eye Contouring Palette, £7.99, is perfect, because it holds a range of matte and shimmer tones in three different colourways. Wear Keep Calm and Wear Gold for gilded hues, London Nudes Calling if you love neutrals, and Grunge Glamour for that classic, slightly sooty finish.
Whichever Magnif’Eyes palette you choose, sweep the third shade over your lid as a base, then go over it with the seventh shade for a touch of shimmer that sculpts your lids. Take the last shade - which is the darkest – and use the tip of a domed eyeshadow brush to brush it along the lower lashes, then blend it up into the eye socket.
Next, take a liquid eyeliner and etch it close to the lashes on the outer corner of your eye, going up into a subtle flick. Customise your look by choosing the perfect liner pen for you…
For thicker lines: Scandaleyes Jumbo Eyeliner, £5.49
For medium lines: Scandaleyes Thick & Thin Eyeliner, £5.49
For tight lines: Scandaleyes Precision Micro Eyeliner, £5.49
Make eyelashes stand out against your sculpted eye with a thickening mascara. We love Scandaleyes Reloaded, £6.99, which has a max-density brush that reaches every eyelash.
Choose from the Black or Ultra Black colour, glide it from the roots to the tips of your lashes, and you’ll get extreme volume that lasts for 24 hours.
Finish by enhancing your brows. Take the lightest shade from the Magnif’Eyes Eye Contouring Palette of your choice, and tap it along your brow bone for an instant, eye-opening lift.
Then, bump up your brows depending on the look you want…
For speedy grooming and tinting: Brow This Way Eyebrow Gel, £3.99
For added highlights and definition: Brow This Way Highlighter, £4.99
And you’re done!
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