Colour me purple
For smokey eyes, ditch brown and black for a change. Looks like purple undertones in violet have been making for a great look this season. The warm feminine appeal of violet looks appealing on all skin tones and can be played down for a subtle day look and can be turned around into an edgy evening look. And tapping this versatility of violet is Clinique which has launched Play with Violets, a brand new collection of eye liners and mascara. And here’s how you can go plum:
Sweep light shade of All About Shadow Duo in Blackberry Frost all over lid, lashline to brow bone.
Create depth by blending dark shade into crease.
Trace upper lashline with Quickliner For Eyes Intense in Intense Plum.
Repeat along bottom lashline from outer corner to center of eye. Blend with smudge tip.
For instant drama, coat lashes with mascara.
Fill in and shape brows with short strokes of superfine liner for brows.
Where Available at all leading cosmetic stores
This is the one thing most women can’t do without. Not those diamonds, but dark dark kohl! And now, even L’Oréal has lauched their own kohl called Kajal Magique. It’s dark and can really create a bold look. Whether you use it on top of the lids and smudge it for that smokey effect or on the lower lids for the sultry effect, it works brilliantly well. Also, the product is said to be enriched with ingredients like vitamin E, cocoa butter, olive oil esters and vitamin C derivative, which provide extraordinary care and a soothing feeling to the eyes. Designed to last for up to 12 hours, Kajal Magique is smudge proof, waterproof and non-transferable.
For Rs 245
Where Across all L’Oréal outlets
When the clock strikes 12 and the night comes alive — narrate a story through your eyes. M.A.C’s Stroke of Midnight can be your partner in crime. This bag comes in three shades — Stroke Of Midnight Nude, Gold and Violet and contains a set of paint pots (Utterly Becoming/ Genuine Treasure/ Frozen Violet), In Extreme Dimension Lash, liner, shader and Fluidlines (Past Twilight/ Blitz & Glitz/ Blacktrack). Each of the sets boasts of colours that go perfectly with the Indian skin tone.
For Rs 2,250 onwards
Where Across all MAC outlets and counters
If experimenting with colours comes to you easily, you will love this. Maybelline’s range of fabulous eye colours are totally worth collecting. Shades such as light peacock green, ocean blue, shiny beige and noble purple are what we’re eyeing this season. These retractable liners are easy to apply, don’t smudge without a fight and will add that touch of pop that’s so popular these days.
Also check out the long lasting liner — Lasting Drama Gel Liner that contains an ultra-smudge proof film for an oil-proof, water-proof and smudge-proof formula that lets you stay at ease with eyes that look stunning.
For Rs 325 (eye liner) and Rs 450 (gel eye liner)
Where Across all leading beauty stores
Flutter those lashes
You must have one perfect mascara to make your eyes perfect. This time around check out the range of mascaras by Autograph — the Autograph Amplified Lashes comes with a curvaceous eye-contour brush that delivers unbelievably volumised, defined and intensified lashes. Even the Autograph Never Rending Lashes or the Autograph Aqua Proof Water Resistant Mascara, which stays on you all day long, is worth a try. And if you are feeling dramatic, then simply pick up the Autograph High Definition Mascara, a 3D multi-dimensional mascara that captures every lash with no clumping. You can also pair these with the Autograph High Definition Eyebrow Pencil, to get fine, precise and well-shaped brows.
Where At all Marks and Spencer outlets
This season go bold and creative with your eye make-up as Lakmé launches five new shades in its Eyeconic Kajal collection. After their black, you can now start collection their green, blue, brown and grey kajals. What more, they’ve also launched their white kajal, perfect for highlighting your beautiful eyes! Easy to apply, smudge-free for up to 10 hours, the waterproof formulation of this kajal won’t let you down easily.
For Rs 250
Where Across all leading beauty stores