Max Glamour, Min Fuss …

Max Factor smoky eye 3Backstage at the Diane von Furstenberg show last week, Pat McGrath, Max Factor Global Creative Design Director, produced a seductive smoky eye look. She said:  Diane’s theme of seduction sparked ideas of intense, diffused smoky eyes framed with dark, voluptuous lashes; bringing to life a real sense of feminine power, mystery and deep allure.”

Not only is this look super-sexy but it’s also an easy one to achieve. First, Pat created a true nude base by working a smooth, medium coverage foundation into the skin like moisturiser using her fingertips for a perfect, translucent finish. Next, she followed up with concealer to cover any small skin imperfections before adding warmth to models’ complexions with a sweep of gold toned shimmer shadow across the tops of the cheekbones, for a highlighting effect.

To kickstart the smoky eye look, Pat first created the shape using a kohl pencil in black and brown then blended it seamlessly with a charcoal eye shadow shade across the upper lids and along the lower lash line for a deep, diffused effect. She followed that with a layer of black shimmer gel-shadow on top for extra allure, before finishing the eyes with a slick of black mascara applied to the top and bottom lashes for dark, volumised lashes.

Finally, lips remained sheer to ensure eyes were the focus of the look.  Add a small amount of clear lip balm and a touch of concealer to pale out any redness in the lips.

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