Chanel Fall 2012 Couture
Everyone is all over the makeup from Chanel’s Spring 2013 show, but I think its smoky predecessor from Fall 2012 Couture is lovelier. What I like about this particular smoky eye is that they only used one shadow colour, thus avoiding that traditional tri-colour system (you know, darker colour in the crease, etc.).
Smoky eyes tend to be a nighttime thing, but Chanel kept it looking fresh and dewy, and totally daytime appropriate. The trick is to keep things clean and precise, not too smudgy-smudgy. Three steps, and done. Chances are you already have similar colours at home.
1) Take your blue/gray metallic shadow and sweep it (I love that they just use the foam applicator) across the upper lash line through the crease and then underneath the lower lash line.
2) Then trace the top lash line with a thick black liner (no cat-eye flicks), and going a bit gentler on the lower line. Be generous with your mascara and apply to both top and bottom lashes. (Falsies might be too tranny for this look off the runway.)
3) To finish, trace a pale beige line along the inner rims to open up the eyes. You’ll be surprised what a difference it makes.
This is probably the most youthful smoky eye I’ve ever seen. You like?