Where there's smoke…
Think smoky eye and you automatically think black eyeliner and dark, moody hues, right? Not next season!
We went behind-the-scenes of the Lisa Ho show to have a chat to Linda Jefferyes, Make-Up Artist for MAC and discovered that next season the smoky eye is going…well, subtle.
“Throw away your blacks, because come summer there’s a new way to do smoky eyes,” said Jefferyes.
“It’s all about using beautiful soft shades like muted brown, dusky pink and copper and creating a slightly darker, feathered brow to really help highlight your eyes.”
So what do you need in your beauty kit to get this hot-off-the-runway look? “To start, it’s vital that you have really nicely cleansed, moisturised skin,” advises Jefferyes. “It will ensure that your foundation goes on smoothly and that your skin looks clean and fresh, which is what this look is all about.”
Jefferyes then used MAC Eye Shadow in Texture, blended with MAC Paint in Bamboom, Bare Canvas and Sublime Nature to create some subtle smokiness, before giving the models’ lashes a coat of – wait for it – clear mascara. “Naked lashes look really fresh and beautiful with this look – all you need to do is curl them and add some clear mascara for definition,” she says.
Last but not least, Jefferyes used MAC Lipstick in Freckletone on the lips, and swept some MAC Brow Set through the models’ eyebrows – “it just helps to lift the look and add a touch of elegance,” she says. “So there you have it – simple, subtle, yet sexy!”
Tip from bh: want to embrace this new trend but love the intensity of darker hues? Simply substitute your blacks and charcoals in favour of chocolate browns and coppers – it’ll let you create a softer look while still giving you the definition you desire.
What do you think of the subtle smoky eye at Lisa Ho?