NEW YORK had me thinking in shades of grey.
It’s unavoidable in a city of soaring skyscrapers.
There must be more than fifty shades… there must be a million different tones.
A city captured in grisaille.
Strange how my mind works.
All that grey, rising above me and all around me… I started wanting to get my urban out.
Wear smokey eyes to compliment the structured.
I re-discovered Kevyn Aucoin.That was dangerous.
Can I call it research for you?
The Perfect Eye Palette
eye shadow is a tough one on a mature eye… it’s something that needs to be worn subtly and with precision… these shades of grey from kevyn aucoin are soft and flattering… giving definition without drama
the high concentrate of pigment allows for a less-is-more approach and easy application… it is the only way i can manage
1. Apply translucent powder to the eyelid using eyeshadow brush for a smooth oil free surface.
If the eyelid is oily, the colour will stick in patches and not blend flawlessly.
2. Gently dust the lighter of the two colours all over the lid up to the brow bone.
3. Press the darker grey from the middle of the eyelid outwards, not going above the eye crease.
With a separate brush, blend the colours outward, so the pale grey at the inner corner blends to the darker grey on the outer corner.
4. Apply mascara as usual.
** Optional extra… Apply a black pencil eyeliner along the outer three quarters of the upper lid and soften the line a little by blending over it with an eyeshadow brush.
*If any of the product drops under the eye, use a large clean powder brush to sweep it away, do not use fingers as this will smudge the product into the skin.