Olivia Wilde is a natural beauty – she doesn’t need any glitz and glamour to look good – but here she is rocking a serious smoky eye to crank it up a notch anyway.
Our perennial favourite for adding unrivalled rock and serious sex, the smoky eye is having a bit of a moment thanks to autumn’s beauty trends. But though it never really goes out of fashion, it can be fiddly to perfect.
The trick to getting this look down? Don’t over do it. Start small and slowly apply more colour – remember, you can always add more, but you can’t take away quite so easily.
A smoky eye will always look more defined against a beautiful backdrop. To get flawless looking skin like Olivia’s try a foundation such as Clinique’s Even Better Makeup Spf15 Combination Oily Skins. This is a oil-free formula that evens out skin tone and gives you a brighter complexion.
One pallet that will help you get the exact shades for this look is Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Palette (Blue Dahlia). With this you can use the darker shade of blue on the top eye lid and the black on the bottom. To create a truly smoky eye, the best thing is to apply a fine layer of black on both the bottom and the top eye lid first, shaping it into an extention of your eye shape before applying the top coat of darker colours.
Once you are happy with the eye shadow, apply a thickening mascara such as Laura Mercier’s Full Blown Lash Mascara. This leaves your lashes looking thicker without the nasty clumps.
To highlight your cheek bones like Olivia’s use Benefit’s new Cha Cha Tint. A mango coloured cheek stain that will brighten up those cheek bones.
To finish off the look apply a nude colour to your lips. Private Blend Lip Colour lipstick in Vanilla Suede by Tom Ford is a perfect match.