On a break between catwalk and catwalk show at New York Fashion Week, Maybelline's make-up artist Cat stopped by our offices to teach us how to recreate one of our favorite looks from the latest catwalks: Rebecca Minkoff's Smoky Eye.
Because we like it? Because it is an easy look to recreate, that favors all skin and eye tones, and it is fast, perfect for the woman on the run who goes from the office to a party. In addition, the imperfect air of the look makes it very modern.
First you have to prepare the skin giving it a lot of light, so our eyes will not be sunken, especially in the cheekbones and under the eyes. It is best to use a light, liquid foundation.
The make-up artist Gato and a model in the backstage of Rebecca Minkoff.
Then you need to use a long-lasting pencil liner, above and below. Paying special attention to the lash line, and filling the gaps between the hairs so that an intense look can be seen.
Next, we paint ourselves on the back of the hand with the pencil, and using a brush, we begin to apply makeup to the eyelid with small touches, regardless of whether it is irregular or asymmetrical. Once this is done, we blend on the eyelid with the same brush.
In the next step we will use a very flattering powder shade, in khaki. We also apply it to little touches all over the mobile eyelid, without forgetting the tear.
Finally, we will use a mascara that lengthens, separates and defines the eyelashes. In contrast to the "careless" way in which we apply the shadow, the mascara has to be perfect.
From this point we can play with the intensity of the look, and the effect we want to achieve, blurring the shadow towards the temples to give the feeling of larger eyes, for example.
The key products to achieve this look, plus a long-lasting eyeliner, the new Khaki Camo eyeshadow, and the new Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara mascara, which are now available in a set on Amazon for a limited time.