How to: Festive Smokey Eye for Every Eye Colour
Brown Eyes: Blue
Festive and slightly different from traditional brown and black shades, bring out brown eyes with blue eyeshadow. They match together beautifully, and the cool undertones draw attention to rich brown hues, making the eyes appear brighter. Opt for Charlotte Tilbury’s Instant Eyes Palette V3, and choose the ‘Seduce Glow’ range within the palette. Apply a small amount of the dark blue shade onto the centre of the lid. Then, use a small brush to blend it out into the shape of the wing. Top off the eyes with a dab of metallic silver all over the lid.
Green Eyes: Red/ Rose Gold
Enhance and emphasise green eyes with complementary rose gold hues – jewel-tone shades help to brighten and light up your eyes. Taking the same Charlotte Tilbury palette, select shades from the ‘Lovegasm’ range. Apply the deep pink shade all over your lid, then using your fingers, take the shimmering gold shade and place it onto the centre of the lid to really make your eyes pop.
Hazel Eyes: Purple
Hazel eyes feature green, brown and gold tones, so to really complement your eyes, contrast your natural eye colour with purple shades. Using NARS’ Inferno Eyeshadow Palette, take the purple shade and place it all over the eyelid and along the lower lash line. This shadow is very shimmery, which allows you to build up to your desired amount of pigment. As a rule, keep the shade darkest in the areas closest to the lash line and blend out from the outer corners.
Blue Eyes: Gold
Brighten blue eyes with metallic, coppery shades – gold is the perfect colour to capture the festive spirit as the warmth brings out cool tones. For those who’d just like a hint of gold, apply the shade to the inner corners of the eye and on half of the inner lid to create the illusion of wider, brighter-looking eyes. If you want to really go for it, apply a bronze shade all over the eyelid from the same NARS’ eyeshadow palette, then place the shimmery gold shade on top of it and blend outwards. To add an extra bit of sparkle, pop a tiny bit of the champagne shade in the inner corners.