Posted on 25th Oct 2011 @ 12:34 AM
Feeling Blue? Try a Smoky Eye with a Difference
Just mastered the smoky eye? The great news is this popular make-up look isn’t confined to dreary black and grey shades. Mix it up by adding in some cool blues and greens to create a striking summer look. Featuring 10 shadows for just £11.99, the NYX Sexy Blue Eyes Eyeshadow Palette is an ideal way to play around with colour. Costing less than a £1 per shade, this beautiful palette contains all you need to emphasise your eyes. But if you’re not a dab hand at applying eye shadow, Stila’s Smoky Eye Talking Palette’s for you. Simply press a button in the lid of the compact and a friendly automated voice will talk you through how to create a smoky eye – step by step. Perfect if you’re just starting out with make-up!
Stila’s Compact Cases offer a great way to achieve a stunning make-up look, but on a budget. Containing four shadows, this nifty little set saves you buying your shadows separately and spending pounds more. For only £19.99 (saving you over £30), you can play around with all the colours needed to create a beautiful smoky eye. First, open up the eyes by applying a line of creamy white pencil – like NYX’s Jumbo Eye Pencil in the shade ‘Milk’ to your waterline. A great way to disguise a late night spent partying, white pencil applied this way fakes a good night’s sleep, making you look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Why not substitute your usual black and grey shades for navy and turquoise and apply in the same way as normal? Prime your eyes first to ensure your eye shadow lasts the whole day and fill in the brows with an eye shadow or pencil.
Alternatively, opt for a striking blue shade first; gently ppatting the shadow all over the eye, but ensuring you leave about a quarter of your eye lid towards the outer edge free from shadow. Next, take a darker, navy blue and using a crease brush fill in the rest of the lid at the outer edge. Remember to bring this shadow up into the crease, blending outwards as you go. Line your eyes with a black liner and bring the pencil under your eyes slightly for extra emphasis. For more hints, tips and tricks, take a look at online make-up tutorials. Offering all the advice you need to make your eyes pop – whatever their shade – it’s the foolproof way to achieving a beautiful summery look that’s bound to get you noticed.