Number 3: The Eyes
Now you’re perfectly primed & have your base, you can be creative with your eyes. I love the summer. As our skin picks up some more colour, and our base becomes darker, colour can really make your eyes ‘pop’. Staying true to the purpose of this mini-series, I will explore the use of colour whilst abroad, under extreme heat of the sun.
Sipping cocktails by the pool, protecting the eye area is of upmost importance! The skin around the eye area is the most sensitive, and is also the most delicate & the thinnest. An easy way to protect this, and add a touch of glamour is to quickly apply some cream shadow with your finger (saves on bringing all those brushes!) I have the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in ‘Rubenesque’ in my kit. It is a highly pigmented eye colour which glides smoothly over the lids, drying to an intense, shimmery finish. It doesn’t crease or cake, making it perfect for hotter climates. It also acts as a brilliant eyelid primer & eyeshadow can be applied over the top, making it a multi-tasking marvel!
A swipe of waterproof mascara should be all you need to finish your daytime look, and I recommend Le Volume de Chanel mascara. I have no more words to say other than AMAZING! Recently launching the waterproof version, this will become your best friend on holiday.
If you venture into eyeshadow territory, there are some incredible colours on the market at the moment. Try NARS ‘Adult Swim’ collection. I’ve pictured the ‘Tropical Princess’ shades, which sparkle on my (slightly) tanned skin. These shades of light lime, and shimmery lilac are perfect for amplifying your eyes, and making an impact – you can even apply with a wet flat angled brush to increase intensity and turn into a liner.
Or, you could hold off the eyeshadow & swipe along the lashline with a highly pigmented pencil, defining the eyes (and you can match these to your outfit!) I’ve just invested in the NARS ‘Khao San Road’ Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner – it stays put for 12 hours, and doesn’t smear or cake. It’s an intense kingfisher blue, a gorgeous shade for the summer. I love it.
Now you’ve got your eyes done, the next stop is your cheeks…