Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Thoughts on my favourite smoky eyes!

For me, the 60’s possesses all that I adore about the look and Sophia Loren, for one, owned it whilst today’s Hollywood beauty, Eva Mendes interprets it with envious results. Loren’s deliberate upward black eye line top and bottom, intense matte mud-brown shadow on the eye lids like Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow Taupe Brown 07 and a full, yet not solid, high arched brow; today this could be created using Suqqu Liquid Brow Pen which subtly fills in the gaps to create a natural brow. Loren focused on her eyes, emphasised and elongated the shape by drawing along the lower lash line, with a black pencil such as Dior Waterproof Crayon Eyeliner in Trinidad, then extending it towards the end of the brows, therefore using the bottom eye line as a guide. As with all smoky eye recreations the key is maximum impact on the eyes and so not to look overdone never play up lips and brows with too much depth or colour.