Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Ask the Expert: Smoky eyes, Summer weddings

Hey ladies,

With summer in full swing, planning last minute wedding details and lounging by the pool buried in fashion magazines, you may be thinking: Can I pull off a smoky eye for my wedding? We can’t get enough of some of this season’s trends, so why not include one of your favorite looks on your very special day?

Some variations of the smoky eye seen at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for Fall 2009 were earth tones in darker shades that looked like colors seen in a forest. Warm browns and earth tones - like forest green with gold undertones - definitely compliment your summertime glowing bronzed body.

For a rich brown smoldering eye: Try blending Saddle or Folie shadow in the crease paired with Bronze, Sable or Mulch on the eyelid. Add Teddy pencil (all by M-A-C).

For an earthy green smoky eye: Blend Humid or Greensmoke eye shadow on the lid, blended with Tarnish pencil (all by M-A-C).

A more glam version of the smoky eye creates a show-stopping look for black tie and evening weddings.
To get this look: Try Carbon or Nehru shadow all over the lid up to the crease. Then liberally apply Smolder pencil all over the base of the lid adding a bit of darker blue shadows with a frost, such as Deep Truth or Freshwater, in the center of the lid to brighten and offset the darkness drawing attention to the sexy look of the eye makeup without looking too harsh. (all by M-A-C).

Brows are still going strong seen brushed and natural, so put down the tweezers and pick up a clear brow gel like Laura Mercier’s Eye Brow Gel, which is Amanda’s favorite.


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