Heavy eyes don’t have to mean OTT make-up which looks old fashioned. Instead think smokey blacks, purples and shimmering greys, perfect for the winter months. Kristen Stewart and Rooney Mara are celebrities that work this trend to perfection.
On the catwalk Oscar de la Renta knew this would be a big trend for the current Fall/Winter season. The fashion house had their models’ eyes heavily made up with blacks, purples and burnt red shades.
Donna Karen added a touch of glitz to models’ dark grey eyes, making this an ideal party look.
When applying the make-up, it’s a good idea to start with a base colour in a lighter shade than you’ve chosen as your main colour, in order to keep the make-up in place. Apply generously across the lid.
Next pick out the colour. Different eyes suit different shades, so have a think about what will best emphasise those peepers before diving in to the eye shadow section at your local make-up counter. You want to bring out your natural colour. Your goal is to make your eyes pop, not for the shadow to compete with or diminish what you already have.
Blue eyes look best when they’re made up with minky browns, brown-greens and purple shades.
For those of you with emerald eyes, dark greens and greys really bring out those sparkling elements that make envious. Deep purples also work well.
Brown eyes can carry off nearly all shades, but dark browns and khakis work particularly well. A more reddish-brown will add extra depth too.
When applying the shadow think of it as if you’re colouring in. Don’t worry if you draw outside the lines, a Q-tip can quickly correct that.
Add a sweep of black eyeliner and lashings of mascara. False lashes also make the look more dramatic and intense.
A well-structured brow, which helps to frame your whole face, can give added glamour to your dark eyes too.
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