“I never use a lot of make-up.”
I don’t really know loads about make-up. I mean, I like make-up. I have been using it since I went to high school more or less. My favorite back then was light blue eye shadow. Don’t ask me why but it was a thing. I never really used a lot of make-up though, I like the overall effect to be quite natural (apart from my light blue eyeshadow days). Sometimes, with that I mean rarely, I go for a more statement look with bright red lips or a smokey eye. The latter is something I love for evenings out, I think it’s the right mix of sexy and rock and roll. Attitude, so to say. But I don’t really know how to do it properly, because it shouldn’t be to heavy on the lids. So when the Tom Ford beauty team came in to do my make-up for their show during New York Fashion Week, I asked all the (wrong) questions. And so I learned a lot.
Because the smokey eye doesn’t mean just using black or charcoal colored eyeshadow. For a more natural effect you blend it with brown tones – from very light to dark. It’s all about layering really, going one step darker every time without smacking it on straight away. When my eyes are more heavily made up I prefer to keep the rest really simple. I’m a big fan of bronzer so a little of that on my cheeks, and a nude lip. I had a minimal amount of foundation and concealer on, just enough to look good and even in photos. Normally, I would probably forego them, but since this was a special occasion I figured what the heck. I do need to watch a bunch of Youtube tutorials though to really get the hang of it but figured this tiny bit of knowledge was worth sharing.