Autumn eye makeup trends are again dictated by your favorite smokey eyes, says Lancôme national makeup artist Ekaterina Ponomareva and explains how to achieve the best effect

about the trend in general

Permanent and long-awaited autumn smoky eyes! The peculiarity of the current trend is flexibility and a certain amount of freedom: the degree of density can vary from light haze to rich dark tones. The main rule is good shading, without borders and hard transitions.

Smoky eyes do not have to be black at all, in any case, such makeup emphasizes the depth and expressiveness of the look.

The color scheme is deep and mysteriously attractive. All colors: blue, green, brown or gray - as if mixed with a dark color, shaded. This technique adds some drama. A good example is the models from the autumn-winter 2023/22 shows Zuhair Murad, Victoria Beckham and Laura Biagiotti. If we talk about spring-summer 2023 trends, then you definitely need to look at the makeup from the Altuzarra and Tom Ford shows.

Practice: photo tutorial

Now let's get down to business. In the smokey eyes technique, when using dark shades of shadows, there is a high degree of risk of shedding. Therefore, you can use the reverse technique.

The reverse technique means that you need to start with makeup and shading the shadows on the eyes, and only then apply foundation, powder and blush.

Step by step makeup

  1. One of the most important stages in makeup, which affects the whole result as a whole, is the alignment of the face tone.So that no skin imperfections: redness, age spots, uneven relief, etc. - do not violate the overall picture. The Teint Idole Ultra Wear SPF 15 foundation can handle all this. It makes the skin smooth and matte, provides durability and comfort. Great for oily and combination skin.

  1. However, if you don't need to apply foundation all over your face, add it only where you really need it. A concealer like Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer will come in handy for this task. It is multifunctional and can work as a tone, concealer and sculptor when you choose the right shade. Creates a cashmere finish, does an excellent job of concealing, covers dark shadows under the eyes and at the same time cares for the skin. It is worth noting that it does not roll down and does not clog into mimic wrinkles.

  1. Finally, moving on to the eyes. The new Hypnôse Bronze Absolu palette contains five shades that harmonize perfectly with each other. They are suitable for creating both daytime makeup and evening. So now it's easy to create an expressive look in just 5 minutes. Draw the wing with Le Stylo Waterproof's shimmery green pencil.

  1. Choose two colors from the Hypnôse Palette: dab the light shade onto the upper eyelid for a more intense shimmer, and blend the darker shade into the outer corners of the upper and lower lids.

  1. Hypnôse L'Absolu de Noir extra-black mascara will be a beautiful end to your eye makeup. The mascara contains black pigments that make eyelashes 30% darker. Thickly cover the eyelashes of the upper and lower rows with it and wait until it dries completely. It won't be long!

A spectacular look is ready!