THE NEW SMOKY EYE

How to get it in just three steps

The Kit - - Front Page - BY NATASHA BRUNO | PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY BO LARGE

Irene Kim is used to other peo­ple do­ing her makeup for run­way shows and photo shoots. But when I sat down with the Seoul-based am­bas­sador for the Estée Edit in Toronto, she proved that she has se­ri­ous makeup skills of her own. The uni­corn-haired In­sta­gram sen­sa­tion skil­fully demon­strated how to cre­ate a metal­lic, peacock-green smoky eye us­ing only the teeny-tiny mir­ror in­side her eye­shadow com­pact to check her work. She has de­vel­oped her DIY savvy by ob­serv­ing in­dus­try pros, she says, es­pe­cially Blair Pat­ter­son, the Estée Edit’s global lead makeup artist. “Blair is very cre­ative,” she ex­plains. “I’ve learned a lot tech­nique-wise, like how to ap­ply makeup with brushes.”

When it comes to cre­at­ing an eye makeup look, Kim is all about play­ing up her nat­u­ral fea­tures. “I like to fol­low my al­mond eye shape when do­ing heav­ier makeup,” she says. “I elon­gate the shadow a bit to make my eyes look a lit­tle big­ger.” And as if her dip-dyed hair wasn’t enough of a give­away, she of­ten goes for a bolder take on a clas­sic look. “It’s very dra­matic and fun. Colour just adds more pop!” she says of the emer­ald eye. “I’d wear this for an event if I wanted to make a state­ment.”

For ev­ery­day, though, Kim keeps her eye makeup sim­ple, sweep­ing a light shim­mery shadow over her lids and fin­ish­ing with mas­cara. But there’s one thing she can’t leave home with­out do­ing: curl­ing her su­per- straight eye­lashes. “Even if I don’t wear mas­cara, I have to curl them,” she says. This flut­tery-lash ob­ses­sion ex­tends to heat­ing her metal eye­lash curler with a lighter for max­i­mum bend, a pop­u­lar mini- perm- like trick in Seoul. But, she cau­tions, the prac­tice isn’t nec­es­sariy a good idea. “Once I burned my eye­lashes,” she ad­mits. “Thank­fully they burned off evenly and grew back!”

On set with The Kit, Irene Kim snapped self­ies and showed off her colour­ful mani, plus her fave prod­ucts from the Estée Edit.

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