From a dramatic smoky eye to subtle bronze shimmer, eyes are central to any definitive make-up look. And with London Fashion Week fast approaching, we thought it would be a perfect time to try out some new eye make-up trends.
We’ve taken some inspiration from beauty and fashion icons and outlined some make-up tutorials to help you recreate their looks. Why not try out these looks yourself using our step-by-step guide below.
Gigi Hadid – The All Night Smokey Pink Look
Gigi is well known for her high fashion runway looks but is also making waves in the beauty world with the recent launch of her make-up range with Maybelline. Her natural eye colour is blue green, which contrasts really well with the soft pink tones in this look. For those looking to get a similar look, why not try out our FreshLook ColourBlends?
- Apply a white eye shadow base to the eye lids.
- With an eye shadow brush, apply pink eye shadow on half of eye lids, all around the crease line and up to the brow bone.
- Draw a strong line using a gel eyeliner making a thicker line towards the end of the eye lid. Draw a long flick to create that sharp tip.
- Use a water proof black kohl pencil to draw a line to the outer corner of the waterline.
- Apply mascara to the upper and lower lashes.
Rihanna – The Dramatic That Shouts The Loudest Look
Darker skin tones can be complemented with cooler colours such as blue, teal or green. Rihanna’s natural eye colour is a mix of green, hazel and grey and works really well with a dramatic smoky eye. We recommend highlighting natural eye colours with the Acuvue Sparkle Define lenses.
- Apply a cream colour base eye shadow all over the eye lids and around the crease area.
- Using an eye shadow brush, brush a turquoise or light green eye shadow all over the eye lids.
- Stroke a dark grey/charcoal eye shadow from the corner of the eye lids to the outer corner of the eye. Create a smoky flick effect by using a small, pointed brush.
- Apply a subtle beige or soft brown eye shadow on the outer of the crease, just above the dark grey/ charcoal eye shadow.
- Finish the look by applying a good mascara to add volume and define the lashes.
Meghan Markle - The Sparkle Like A Royal Look
Adding a strong accent colour, like the purple used in the below as well as prepping with eye drops will make your eyes sparkle like a diamond.
- Using a flat head brush, apply eye shadow primer to the eye lids in preparation for a longer lasting eye shadow.
- Sweep a purple eye shadow all over the eye lids and blend up around the crease area to create a slight smoky look.
- Using a liquid eyeliner, start from the middle of the eye lid and get as close as possible to the eye lashes, draw a thin line towards the outer corner of the eye. Again, start from the middle of the eye lid and draw an even thinner line to the corner of the eye. Draw a single thin flick from the outer corner of the eye.
- Gently pull down your lower eye lashes and apply a white water-proof eyeliner along your waterline.
- Using a thin brush, apply some purple eye shadow under the bottom lashes.
As the saying goes, ‘eyes are the window to the soul’… so why not make them a key feature of your make-up look? Whether you’re after a more striking look for a night out or something more natural, eyes are key to nailing that iconic make-up look.
Makeup illustrations by Dylan Bonnet