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Holiday party makeup: How to get smoky eyes on the DL
Fall 2012 runway inspiration: Burberry Prorsum
The look: City girl naturally comes undone in the country in this runway look created by Wendy Rowe, Burberry Beauty creative consultant and international makeup artist.
Shades of grey: Wide-reaching: Deep brown across the lid and a burnt berry shaded into the crease. Eyelids rimmed with a dark sable.
TRY: Smashbox Photo Op eye shadow palette in Icon ($44), available at Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix, Murale and Sephora stores across Canada.
Perfect for: A snowy, mulled wine night by the fire (or the channel that continuously projects one) with your closest girlfriends.
Blaze of glory meter: Low—enough for your personality to out-shimmer.
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Fall 2012 runway inspiration: At Diane von Furstenberg, James Kaliardos, MAC Cosmetics artist, created a hazy blue-grey cloud sweeping over the lid and spilling toward the brow line for the runway look.
Shades of grey: A pretty and sophisticated blend of muted, almost translucent marble tones.
TRY: MAC Cosmetics Glamour Daze extra dimension eye shadow in Tall, Dark and Handsome ($19.50), at maccosmetics.com.
Perfect for: Boldly embarking on your holiday shopping day at the mall, to be followed up promptly with a holiday gingerbread latté to reward such bravery.
Blaze of glory meter: Medium—we’re seeing slightly overcast days ahead.
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Fall 2012 runway inspiration: A sweetly feminine mix of mauves with just enough of a grey dusting at Valentino, imagined by international makeup guru Pat McGrath.
Shades of grey: A streak of lilac a midst this cloudy palette: colour is swept beneath the lower lash line to create a dreamy romantic finish. Offset the haze with a structured, razor-thin liner along the top and bottom lids and finish with a thick coating of mascara for sixties-inspired lashes.
TRY: Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Grege 734 ($60), at sephora.com.
Perfect for: A double duty of holiday dinner and meeting the parents, in hopefully a non-Focker sort of traumatic evening.
Blaze of glory meter: Medium—a striking contrast of soft and pretty and well, striking.
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Fall 2012 runway inspiration: A festive and smoky blend of emerald and golden hues at Jason Wu, designed by makeup artist Diane Kendal.
Shades of grey: A frosty ice queen softened with layered, shimmering shades of minty green blended along the lid and into the crease with a sweep of Kelly green, and finished with a creamy, defined trace of blue-black along the lash line.
TRY: Lancôme Color Design Infinité 24H in Assolute Jade ($28), at lancome.ca.
Perfect for: Highlighting that LBD with a pop of emerald for any occasion that calls for shimmer, emerald and an LBD this season.
Blaze of glory meter: High—this ain’t no Christmas sweater party.
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Fall 2012 runway inspiration: A tri-coloured layering of orange, black and purple panels from brow to lid envisioned at Prada by makeup artist Pat McGrath.
Shades of grey: Hardly: this painted-on look begins with black and purple liners rimmed around the eye, blending into coloured-in black up to the brow that’s been muted out with orange greasepaint.
TRY: A blend of shades from Benefit creaseless cream shadow/liner ($24), at sephora.com.
Perfect for: Any holiday party where the invite indicates no strict dress code and a whole lot of fun.
Blaze of glory meter: Extremely theatrical and OTT—no grey area about it.
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