TRY THE TREND
The surefire way to brighten sleepy eyes
1 PUT A LID ON IT DIFFICULTY 1/3
It’s time to own your overboard feline flicks. You know the ones where you’re trying to even out your eyeliner and all of a sudden, it’s covering your entire eyelid? Yep, those ones. According to make-up artist and Real Techniques co-founder Nicola Chapman, mastering the S/S 18 House Of Holland look is as easy as pie. First, make sure you slather on an eyeshadow primer, then “using an orange eye paint and a shading brush, follow the eyelid crease, winging it out at the corner”. If you’ve gone a bit eye-paint happy, just clean up your mistakes with a cotton bud (we won’t tell anyone). For maximum impact, “Keep brows, lips and cheeks almost productfree.” It’s that simple.
2 CRY BABY DIFFICULTY 2/3
If Atlein S/S 18 is anything to go by, cried-off make-up just got wearable. And this time you won’t be needing that crappy ex to achieve the look. Chapman recommends working from the centre of the eye outwards, using a “cream eyeliner and a fine brush for an orange cat-eye flick”. Then, for the fun part: “Using a shadow brush, smudge the colour under the outside corners of the eyes.” For definition, finish with a waterproof black liner in the top waterline. No Kleenex required.
3 INNER BEAUTY DIFFICULTY 1.5/3
If you’re not ready for a single shock of shadow, jazz up a classic metallic eye with a hint of neon, as seen at Chromat S/S 18. Using a cream shadow and your fingers,“Dab a small amount on the inner corners of the eyes,” says Chapman. Then “grab another metallic paint pot a couple of shades darker than your skin tone and run that all over the top of the eyelid”. Finish with a swish of mascara and black liner inside the top and bottom waterline. You’re ready for your close-up.
Real Techniques Fine Liner Brush, £19.99 (as part of set)CYO Crush On Metal Metallic Eyeshadow in Cooeey, £4.50 Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint in M-70, £18.50 MAC Chromaline in Genuine Orange, £17Spectrum Malachite B04 Shadow Brush, £5.99