With David Rowley
DEAR Stylist, NO matter what I do, I can’t seem to perfect the smokey eye make-up look. Can you please give me some tips on the best way to do this?
Whether you’re going to a concert, a fancy gala or just a regular night out with the girls, creating a smokey eye can add a bit of sophisticated drama to your look. It may seem difficult, but there are many ways to achieve great smokey eyes without it being complicated or time consuming. With my beauty tips, you’ll have the classic celebrity-approved look in no time, guaranteed to leave you looking irresistible.
Begin with a medium sized brush and apply a charcoal grey or light black eye shadow, in an arch shape just above the crease of your lid. The Charlotte Tilbury Rock Chick Eye Shadow Palette is great for the smokey eye as it includes several shades ranging from grey to black, allowing you to apply as much or as little as you want, depending on how dark you want to go. Once you have applied your shadow, use your brush yet again to blend it down the lash line.
Next step is your eyeliner, the Shu Uemura Drawing Pencil Eyeliner can be used for precise application or for blended all-over colour. If you have small eyes apply the liner starting from the middle of the under eye to the outside of the eye. If your eyes are large, feel free to line from corner to corner. Don’t forget to trace the upper lash line as well, and gently smudge it with your fingertip.
Creating a smokey eye isn’t just about the eye shadow, it’s the overall look, so you also want to pay attention to your lashes. Curling your eyelashes and using the right mascara will help open up your eyes, making them stand out. Apply a generous amount of Benefit’s roller lash lift and curl mascara, designed to brush, grab curl and lift your lashes all in one so you can wave goodbye to your traditional eyelash curler!
Call in store and get beauty advice from Harvey Nichols Leeds. www.harveynichols.com
David Rowley is a personal shopper at Harvey Nichols Leeds. Call 0113 204 8000.
STEP OUT OF THE SHADOWS: Charlotte Tilbury – The Rock Chick Eye Shadow Palette, £38; SHU Uemura Drawing Pencil Eye Liner, £16; Benefit Roller Lash Lift & Curl Mascara – £19.50.