Taking the Goth look a notch higher, models at international fashion weeks this year, showcased the next big make-up trend — grunge black eye shadow. This dark and moody fashion forward look is the best way you can up your spirits during the monsoon.
Not just for parties
While the smokey eye shadow and dark liners are ideal for party wear, make-up professionals believe this is one look that you can even try out during the daytime. Meghna Butani, beauty professional says, “Unlike the other heavy eye make-up trends, the grunge eye shadow can also be worn during the day. All you have to do is make sure that your lips aren’t too bold. You can go for salmon pink, baby pink or shades of violets when choosing a lip shade.”
How to wear it during the day
Clean your eyes thoroughly and make sure that you have no traces of eyeliner or kohl.
Take a few drops of foundation and apply it evenly under your eyes. Pat dry with a compact powder.
Line the lower eyelids with just one stroke of kohl if you want, else you can go without it.
Put on mascara and wait for a few seconds for it to dry.
Take a small quantity of the eye shadow and blend in on the outer corners of your upper eye.
Do not scrub it too hard, else you may injure yourself.
Go light on the lips. Choose from a combination of lip stains in pink and violet. You can alternatively also go in for a lighter shade of red.
For your cheeks, blend in a baby pink blush.
How to wear it in the evening
Repeat the same process of cleaning your eyes. However, make sure that the foundation and compact powder blend in thoroughly and no traces of it are left near the eye region.
Line your lower lids with lots of kohl. To make your eyes stand out, you can apply smokey grey eyeliner. Use the same one to line the upper eyelids.
Put on lots of mascara so that your eyes do not look dry.
Make-up professional Nishi Manchandani says, “Take a good amount of the eye shadow and blend in on the top outer corner of the eyes. You can also put on a bit on the inner corner of the eyes. However, even though you might wear it in the evening, make sure that you don’t overdo it.”
For the lips, go for a brighter shade of red or salmon pink, which will help the eye shadow to stand out.
Blend in the same shade of blush that you will be applying on your cheeks for the look to remain subtle.
How to choose a grunge eye shadow
While there are many kinds of grunge eye shadows available, you must consider the weather during which you will be applying the eye shadow and your skin type for maximum results. A cream-based one is good for those who have dry skin and can be applied during monsoon and winter. A dry grunge eye shadow is ideal for those who have oily skin and can apply during summer.
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