his month, Caley Skinner—our fearless, beauty-obsessed intern—test-drives makeup trends inspired by our round-up of the top 10 beauty how-to videos.
Today’s dare: Caley creates a smoky eye — using colour!
Video Inspiration: Tanya Burr’s "M.A.C Club & Cranberry Smoky Eye Makeup Tutorial"
Caley’s verdict: This look, inspired by Berenice Marlohe’s makeup at the 2012 BAFTA Awards, gives the classic smoky eye a twist by adding colour. You might not expect cranberry and rich green to work together, but Tanya Burr proves it can—I think her take on the look is actually prettier than Marlohe’s! Blending is key: the green should gradually become cranberry and blend softly into the crease of your eyelid. Tanya Burr’s colour picks are gorgeous and holiday-friendly, but don’t be afraid to switch it up. Any of the deep, moody shades in your makeup arsenal will work for a colourful take on the smoky eye. Just don’t make the mistake I made on my first try with this look: using a hand-held mirror! Up close, my eye makeup looked super bold and exciting. With a little perspective, I was post-
Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen. This look can be pulled off during the day, as long as you keep your outfit simple. I went for a black dress and pulled my hair back. I did get an unfortunate “How YOU doin’?” on my way to work at 9 am though, so be forewarned: this look is bound to attract attention.
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