Cheat Your Way To Sultry Smoky Eyes!

 

Smoky eyes were never so easy! But it really is cheating! A successful sultry eye takes a bit of time but this technique works beautifully in a pinch!

 

 

Grab a light eyeshadow (like Thi Cosmetics’s Fai, Mac’s Vanilla or Chanel’s Lotus) and apply a soft wash over the entire eye. Then with a pony tail brush, take a darker shadow (like Cover Girl’s Tapestry Taupe, Nars’s darker shade in the Cleo duo, or Chanel’s Fauve), and blend/ smoke it with a windshield wiper motion into the crease of the eye, slightly above the crease, and into the outermost corner.

 

 

The upper edges of the smoky darker eyeshadow might seem a bit jagged or unfinished. Not quite the effortlessly gradated look you were hoping for. But don’t despair. Grab your concealer brush, and take a swipe of your fave concealer (like Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage).

 

 

Trace over the eyeshadow edges you want to erase or blend out and then use you finger to pat out the concealer.

 

 

You will be left with a a perfectly contoured smoky eye in seconds! Great cheat for defined, stand out, sexy eyes! Try it! It works like a dream!

 

Chanel Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer

Nothing can make your appearance look more fatigued than tired eyes. And nothing can repair it like a great concealer and eye cream, the two products I have spent the most money and research on. While, the dream eye cream still eludes me, Chanel’s Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer might be the best all around concealer I have come across.

Finding a concealer that doesn’t settle into fine lines, that doesn’t get pebbly, and actually conceals is a tall order. But Chanel has managed to fulfill it.  With its  gorgeous gel-based texture, this concealer is extremely smooth and lightweight. It glides on like a second skin while still delivering the right amount of coverage and hydration. It’s thick enough to mask those pesky dark circles and thin enough to not look creasy. Chanel’s Correcteur Perfection builds coverage effortlessly. One coat is light to medium. A second coat brings you to a full medium coverage that still looks natural. This concealer manages to brighten up your under-eyes with amazing all day staying power.

On extreme dark circle days, I might add on an extra coat of the bigger guns, like Creme De La Mer’s or Cle De Peau’s Concealer. But on most days (and dark circles are with me on all days), Chanel’s Correcteur Perfection is the perfect weapon! The other good news? One tube goes a really long way, making the hefty price tag feel a little less daunting!

Tips: For all day wear, I often set concealer with a little powder to keep it creaseless.

For added brightness and lift, apply to the inner eye corners next to the nose all the way up to the brow and blend,

Apply around the nostrils to take the red out, to create an even more flawless complexion.

Chanel Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer

Available for $40 at:

Chanel

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Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid

While I love a hearty sun kissed look, I do prefer it from a bottle than the sun. Don’t want to invite any unnecessary wrinklage. But finding a bronzer that does the trick is not an easy task, especially with an olive skintone. Most bronzers either make my skin look muddy or sallow, and baked clay is definitely not the look I’m going after.

But thanks to a couple of dear friends, I discovered Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid in Sunkissed. It imparts a sheer yet radiant healthy glow that truly looks natural! A SUBTLE lit-from-within-look that works on every skin tone!

How To Use:
For a truly a sophisticated luminous glow, mix it into your foundation or apply it after, for a kick on all the high points of the face that the sun would kiss: bridge of nose, cheekbones, temples, chin… No sparkles or glitter here. Soleil Tan De Chanel can even double as a blush for the most luminous of flushes! And a tiny bit goes a long way. This bottle will last you years!

And a bonus, it’s Oil Free, Fragrance Free, and will work on even the palest of skins.

Tips:
Always shake first.
Blend quickly once you apply it for a subtle but stunning effect.

P.S. It photographs beautifully!

Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid in Sunkissed

Available for $48 at:
Chanel