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MASTERING THE EFFORTLESSLY COOL ‘ROCK CHIC’ KOHL EYE!


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Ever wonder how celebrities like Kate Moss, Debbie Harry & Mary Kate Olsen get those perfectly-imperfect ‘rock chic’ smudgy kohl eyes?  Well here it is… and all in no more than a few easy, fool-proof steps.
What makes this look so cool and chic? I’ll tell you what it is… It’s that perfect blend of ‘done-and-undone’. So how does one re-create that? Well, it’s easier than you think. In fact, I would go as far as saying it’s probably one of the easiest and most effective eyes to master. Here’s how…

 

Step 1; Start by rimming the water-line of the eye with Smash Box’s Waterproof Kohl Liner in Raven. Apply 1 or 2 layers of the rich black pencil as far around the inner rim of the eye as you can go. Now for the move that will define your eye makeup from the amatuers…. squeeze shut your eyes! Not too much, but just enough to squeeze the pencil through the lash line and just over the edge of the eye. Then, re-apply another layer of the pencil to the inner rim before ‘lightly’ squeezing again. This ‘squeezing effect’ is what is going to give you that sexy-bed-eyes look.

Step 1; Now, to refine and finish take a clean cotton tip and smudge the excess black pencil (which has worked it’s way over the eye line) evenly around the lash line top and bottom. With a clean cotton tip (dipped into some eye makeup remover) remove any unwanted smudges – particular from under the eye. Note; This is when you can do any concealing that is needed under the eyes. Dont forget to lightly powder with a Translucent Powder ( I used Stila’s Hydrating Finishing Powder) to set the concealer and stop the pencil from smudging too far down!

Step 3; The attention is all in the detail – brush brows directly up an out with Eyeko Brow Gel. Note; As small a detail as it sounds, by grooming the brows up and out, really helps open and lengthen the eyes, reversing the effect the black pencil may have on making them look smaller. Tip; To maximise the size and width of your eyes, double curl your lashes before applying a coat of Chantecaille Spreme Cils Mascara to top and bottom lashes. Note; This lengthening mascara has a serious magic touch when it comes to adding length to shorter lashes and definition to the finer variety.

My tip to you – Apply a small amount of Kit Clear Lip Lacquer either to the centre of the lid and/or high on the brow bone – depending if your lashes reach your brow bone – the gloss with add a beautiful sheen and help give your liner that sexy, slept-in rock-chic look.

As always I would love to hear from anyone that tries out my How To. Don’t forget to #maxmade on any picks that you post!

x MM

Hair; Jenny Kim from M.A.P using Kiehls, Model; Lydia from Chic Model Management

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