The black smokey eye trend is versatile. From daytime casual to a night out at parties, black smokey eye + nude lips look very sexy. Here’s how to do it!
Spring is usually a time for the softer shades, pinkier cheeks, flowery eyelids and dewy lips that make you look nothing short of a fairy or an angel. But this year, things seem different, when trees are blooming alright, but we are seeing pale blush-less cheeks, either snow-white or dark crimson lips, and the black smokey eye trend. Or even plain eyes, sans-liner. With a bare face.
I get a lot of requests for doing articles on make up looks and trends. I have already done a post on Spring “romantic” natural makeup look, which you can read here:
And a video on a similar natural Spring look, this one with a fun, girly twist:
But today I want to focus on runway-inspired trends. Lots of trends have caught my attention this year for Spring/Summer 2015 – the above-mentioned ones. Here’s one that I sort of loved – The charcoal black smokey eye look with nude lips. Check it out on the runway:
This black smokey eye look is from Chanel Spring March, Ready-to-Wear SS 2015 collection. I like this simple girly look with a an overly charcoal edge. Very cool and casual.
This rockstar chic look was seen at Tom Ford’s New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 runway collection. I like how this black smokey eye seems like a casual I-don’t-care type girl, who was up all night partying, and that’s why has smudged eye shadow and no lipstick, dishevelled hair. Like, whatever!
Here are some products I would use to create this look:
Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow Brush
Diorshow Black Out Mascara by Christian Dior
L’Oreal Lush Raven Eye Shadow 920
M.A.C. Knight Divine Eye Shadow
M.A.C. Ablaze Lip Pencil
Sephora Rouge Shine Lipstick No 26
Bobbi Brown Black Smokey Kajal Eyeliner
Plus, I found this awesome tutorial on YouTube for an evening black smokey eye look, with a double winged eye liner. I’m gonna try it soon, and hope you love it!!
Lemme know if you tried this black smokey eye look, and give any other tips on it if you want to share! I’ll post more Spring-Summer make up looks soon! 🙂 Ciao!!
Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion.
Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]