When it comes to getting a beauty look spot on, sometimes words are just not enough: we need to get in on the action! Which is why L'Oréal Paris has teamed up with some of the hottest beauty vloggers of the moment to get their inside tips on the makeup looks you love, with a little help from some special L'Oréal Paris ingredients. First up, we have Canadian beauty vlogger Cynthia Dulude walking us through her version of a foxy smoky eye - take a look!
Step 1 - Get glowing skin
As always, the best results start with clean and freshly moisturized skin. Start by dotting a liquid illuminator onto the back of your hand, and use your finger to apply and blend the formula into the high points of your face: your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose and just below your eyes. Skip the foundation to keep your look light and natural and instead go for a soft rosy blush, dusting the powder lightly over the apples of your cheeks.
Step 2 - Make your eyes pop
Now to get that eye-popping power! Pick a warm chocolate brown eyeshadow shade and use a soft-headed brush to smooth the color over the lid and up into the crease line of each eye. Then switch to pencil eyeliner to define your upper lashline, keeping the line as close to the lashes as possible. Use a precision eyeshadow applicator to add depth and tone to your smoky eye: add a darker, coffee shade to soften the definition of your eyeliner and change to a caramel color to blend the effect out at the corners of your eyes towards the end of your brow.
Pick up your eyeliner again to coat the water lines inside your lower lashes, and add a smoky softness by blending the liner with the dark coffee eyeshadow. Give your lashes a coat of mascara and move onto the next step!
Step 3 - Frame your look
With sultry 'come hither' eyes, you need to know how to frame them just right! Use a brow pencil to fill in the center of each of your brows with short, sharp upward dashes. Then use the spoolie brush attachment to comb through the hairs up and out towards your hair line, both shaping and blending simultaneously.
Step 4 - Finish with a nude lip
Finally, complete your look by balancing your dark, sultry eyes with a nude pink lip shade and you are done!