Next season’s palette promises to be dark and mysterious with blacks and greys, peppered with the jewel tones. Emma Watson nod’s to this through her choice of makeup at the London Premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part two, with deep smoky eyes created by layers of charcoal shadow, eyeliner, lashings of jet black mascara and a smattering of gold at the outer corners.
Here I’ll talk you through the steps to recreate Emma’s irresistible look, along with a few tips thrown in now and again, especially for you 😉
- You’ll need to start by outlining your eye contour with a soft black eye pencil or kohl, all the way around, and thicken the line when drawing above your upper lashes.
- Using a brush or a sponge applicator, apply a base colour over your eyelid and above the crease and halfway up to the eyebrows, while blending slightly. Your choice of base colour should be dark, rich and shimmery, with a powder texture. Preferably, for Emma’s look in particular, the base shadow should not be metallic.
- With a pointed sponge applicator, apply a contour colour all the way around your eyes; remember to blend it well with the pencil lines. This contour colour must be a dark, matte colour. Black will give you a stunning effect just like Emma’s.
- Apply the same contour colour in the crease of your eyelids. Half closing your eyes will allow you to do this with ease.
- Like Emma’s makeup artist, you can define the outside corners of your eyes with the contour colour to make the look that much more dramatic.
- Using a medium round brush, blend the two eye shadows, on your upper eyelid, together; and then with a flat brush do the same on your lower.
- Repeat the contour colour application as many times as needed to make Emma’s deep shade and shocking façade.
- The penultimate stage is to apply a highlight colour under your eyebrows. This will enlarge the eye area, adding volume, and will ease the blending of the dark contour.
- Finally, for Emma’s irresistible deep regard, outline the inside contour of your eyes with the eye pencil or kohl. Dark and strong eyebrows and a few coats of thickening mascara will finish the look.
This look focuses on the eyes and will work best if, like Emma, the rest of the makeup is unpretentious. A slick of neutral lip gloss and a touch of blusher will complement perfectly.
Useful websites and cosmetic brands to help you make these eyes:
Try Dior’s Diorshow Blackout Mascara and Black Out Look Two Contour Eye shadow; http://www.dior.com/beauty/gbr/en/make_up_and_cosmetics_by_christian_dior_lipstick_m/xmakeup.html
For a quick cheat, try Illamasqua’s False Eyelashes; www.illamasqua.com
Try Clinique’s Superfine Liner for Brows; http://www.clinique.co.uk/cms/product/supercat/makeup.tmpl
For an ultra-soft and easy to use kohl pencil, try Chantecaille’s Black Kohl Pencil; http://www.chantecaille.com/product_makeup_detail.cfm?cat=9&pid=488
You can head to Chanel to browse through for a range of multiple makeup applicators; http://www.chanel.com/en_US/fragrance-beauty/Makeup-Eyeshadow-89117
To complete Emma’s look, use MAC’s Old Gold Pigment at the corner of your eyes; www.maccosmetics.co.uk
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