Get ready to turn heads with a bold, dramatic smokey eye makeup that’s perfect for dressier occasions.
Tip: Apply primer on the eyelids to smoothen it and to make the eye makeup last longer. Use a blending brush to create a subtle gradation effect. Aside from the usual smokey dark brown or black colors, you may also opt for more adventurous color combinations such as gold (inner eye corner) and teal (outer eye corner).
Revlon Naturally Glamorous, P850, SM Department Stores (c/o Sam – custom eyes hazel browns)
COVERGIRL 4-Kit Eye Enhancers, P450, at all leading department stores
MAC Colourizations Technakohl liner, P900, MAC Boutique
Max Factor Smokey Eye Effect in bronze haze, P595, Rustan’s Department Store
Max Factor Stormy Blue, P445, Rustan’s Department Store
Smashbox Waterproof Midnight Black eyeliner, P1,150, Beauty Bar
To complement the smokey eyeshadow and to make it stand out more, apply a matte base to even out the skin.
Revlon two way powder foundation, P995, SM Department Stores (c/o Sam)
Muse of the Night
Balance out the bold eye makeup by toning down the lips with nude and mauve colors, or a sheer gloss to finish off the look.
Etude House Look at My Lips in Nude, P_____, SM Department Stores
MAC Seasonally Supreme lipstick, price available upon request, MAC Boutique
Max Factor Nice n’ Nude Lipfinity Lip Tint, P595, SM Department Stores
Revlon Colorburst, Sunset Peach, P575, SM Department Stores
Readers’ Beauty Corner
I am in love with Guerlain’s Meteorites Illuminating Powder. I use it everyday as a finishing powder to give my face a subtle glow and to pull my make up together. For more dressy occasions, I concentrate on picking up more product from the shimmery balls and voila! It doubles as my highlighter. It looks great in person as well as in photos.
– Cam Calupitan, Mandaluyong
My favorite product is Urban Decay All Nighter Make Up Setting Spray! This product is impressive because it really makes your makeup stay on all night — especially if you’re out dancing or doing any activity that may ruin it!
– Candie Cobiao, Quezon City
It’s frustrating when you discover makeup that you need but can’t purchase at the local market. Luckily Japanichi (http://japanichi.multiply.com) is a steady and reliable seller of CANDY DOLL products, especially this mineral face powder that I absolutely love. For this particular treasure, I’m willing to preorder and wait in line!
– Isobel Francisco, Taguig
I’m so in love with the BB cream! I have three different brands that I use. I just love the natural finish and then I just top it off with mineral foundation. My imperfections are visibly covered and I feel like I have almost perfect skin. My favorite is the L’Egere White Multi Blemish Balm Cream!
Rachel Villanueva, Ayala Alabang
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