They say your eyes do the talking. The light in your eyes add expression and communicate to the world who you are. Even a simple swipe of kohl defines your look and your personality. This festive and wedding season, let your eyes shine through. We’re thinking glittering eyeshadows, coloured eyeliners, and lush lashes - all the trends that have taken centre stage in 2018. If celebrities are anything to go by, an ultra-feminine vibe of rose golds, subtle pinks, and shimmer has replaced bold, smoky eyes. Meanwhile brides have been wearing soft-glam makeup, showing off subtle, glowy looks on the runways.
So, how does one achieve this soft-glam eye makeup? All you have to do is follow these easy steps.
To start with, opt for an eyeshadow palette that comes with warm and earthy shades. The Lakme Absolute Spotlight Eyeshadow Palette, Sundowner, 12g is a perfect choice for this. The Gold palette has six day-friendly shimmery shades that will not only brighten your day look but also take you into the night with their satin-finish.
Here’s how you can achieve this look:
1. Start by prepping your eyes with a little concealer. You can try the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer that not only conceals but brightens too. It also acts as a base for your eyeshadow and ensures that it pops. Now, take the darker gold shade in the palette and apply it to your eyelid, and crease, in small circular motions; this technique will blend the colour smoothly. While you are at it, lightly apply the same colour along your lash line as well, so that it all looks seamlessly connected.
2. Next, take the lighter gold shade, and apply it on the centre of the eyelids. This will give your eyes a gorgeous bronzed effect.
3. Take the lighter rose gold shade on a small eyeshadow brush, and work it into the inner corners of the eyes. Remember, your eye makeup should transition from the darkest shade in the outer corner of the eye to the lightest shade in the inner corner. But, be sure to blend it all out, so that they don’t look like three different sections.
Take a liquid or gel-based eyeliner like the Lakmé Absolute Gloss Artist Eye Liner in Black or the Lakmé 9to5 Naturale Gel Kajal in Black, they both offer smooth application and draw a thin line along your lash line. You can keep the eyeliner classic or wing it out, both styles look pretty with this look. The advantage of using a gel eyeliner is that you can smudge out the edges for an added glam effect.
Apply mascara to add volume to your eyelashes. Try the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara to really open them up. For a more dramatic look, apply mascara to your lower lashes as well. You can also opt for fake lashes.
Line your lower waterline with a kohl pencil like the Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal in White. It may sound strange, but the white kohl instantly brightens your eyes and gives the illusion of bigger eyes.
Finally, apply another layer of eyeshadow on your lower lash line, since the mascara might have covered the first layer. Add one more coat of mascara on your top lashes, and you’re done.