Applying makeup for a party can be scary. There is always the danger that you will go completely over-the-top and then spend the evening feeling self-consciously like a refugee from the cosmetics hall at Selfridges. Trinny says that hard eyeliners are not so flattering as we age so she has devised an easy-peasy way to accomplish that sexy, dirty, messy eye.
Start by applying a little shimmer to your top lid. Here, Trinny uses a MAC shimmer cream.
Next, grab a soft eyeliner pencil (Inika do some lovely ones). Line it up against the corner of your upper eyelid then close your eye and sort of scrub it back-and-forth so that it colours both eyelids. Do take care not to poke your eye out. Don’t use a hard pencil or one with a sharp point.
Soften the line under your eyes by smudging with a soft brush. Transfer any excess colour to your upper lid line. Repeat the process on your other eye and even out your eyes using the brush.
Apply mascara (Trinny is using MAC), rolling the brush to really work it in to the base of your lashes before pulling it through to the ends.
Voila! Drop dead gorgeous in under a minute.
What is your favourite makeup trick?