Category: eyes


Are you a fan of black and stunning eyeliner? Love the smoky eyes? Yes me too, always did, whether its just a little bit smudged on or a lot, all around my eyes or elegantly, just on the corners.

If you love your luscious black but you’re suddenly finding it looking a little stark or heavy then its time to switch to something softer, at least in part, without sacrificing your sooty eyes. The only reason that this happens is after a few years, our skin loses some of it’s colour as does our hair so the black can be just too strong and overwhelms our eyes and skin. This is not a good look.

For me though, I don’t let it stop me doing the big eyes when I want. You just need to change colours and not even that drastically.
Look for a very dark green or a very dark grey, I got one from MAC in Tarnish and another in Dark Grey from GOSH or this cool one from Maybelline in Smoky Chocolate. Do look for the darkest colours though, these look stunning and bold,without the harsh look that purely black can have.

Try one and see the difference, at the very least, try blending one with a soft black pencil, just to take the edge off.
It makes an amazing difference.

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How to Hide Dark Circles Under Eyes.

If you have very dark shadows under your eyes then you know how tired they can make you look. Its incredibly easy to slap on concealer and make the whole area look much worse as the make-up  you’ve applied settles into lines around your eyes, so try this.

Use a creamy concealer as opposed to a stick. Lots of ranges have them and some have light diffusing particles.  A stick can make any fine lines look even heavier and that’s not a good look. Place it right on the shadow and slightly into the corner of the eye where shadows can look very dark. 
Pat it right onto the shadow and not aver all the skin under your eyes.

Dust the tiniest amount of very sheer face  powder over the eyes.

Take a little amount of sheer, pale and pearly eye-shadow and apply it very lightly over the top lid and let it go into the inner corner of the eye. Be careful of the shade, a pale gold can easily look yellow and make you look jaundiced. Experiment with different shades but keep it very light and delicate. For instance pearl, ivory, pale brown or nude, or even lavender.

Use a small amount of black, dark grey or very dark brown liner on the upper eyelid to make a small wing, just on the outer corner of the eye.

Use lots of black mascara on the upper lashes and brush upwards and outwards to create lift and open up your eyes. Use rather less on the lower lid if it makes your eyes look heavy or if it tends to smudge.

 If you use foundation, always apply this first and use it fairly sparingly around the eyes.

Let me know any of your favourite concealers that you use and why you love them