Some make-up looks make you smile, while other make you shudder.
We want to help turn those frowns upside down though, and get you to rethink the products you give a wide berth to.
If you’re a smoky eye kinda gal, you’ll have a trusty dark shadow. If you’re not, then the words black and eyeshadow might conjure up images of Halloween – and while the spooky holiday is fast approaching, that’s not the vibe we’re going for. So listen up; a black powder is a great substitute for a lower lash liner. Grab a really small precision shadow brush, and gently buff black shadow along your lower lashes for a much softer take on harsh kohl rimmed eyes. Keep a cotton bud nearby to wipe up any excess flecks.
Red eye make-up has been slowly making its way mainstream for a while now, with a fair few fashion houses sending their models down the Fall/ Winter runways back in February with red-tinted peepers. During the Missoni and Simone Rocha shows, red ruled. Thomas de Kluyver created the looks at Simone Rocha using foil to make “almost another accessory on the lids”. Tone down your red by adding a rich metallic shade into the corners and blend with a more wearable copper hue. Or, as above, apply to the lower lash line for a hint of colour.
Don’t quite fancy a tangerine pout, not to worry. Go for a warmer shade of orange, opting for a tinted gloss over a lipstick if the colour really frightens you. This way, you’ll lips will have a slight flush of colour, without overpowering your entire look.