Beauty Guide SS13: Evening Update


Smudged eyes & reworked braids

The first installment of our SS13 beauty guide our expert beauty team offer step-by-step tips to creating a new and fresh look for evening. Glossy smudged eyes create modern drama and we rework the humble plait for this season's take on the up do. 

Smudged eyes by Linda Andersson

Step 1: Using a glossy looking eye pencil draw a line next to the lashline on the upper eyelid and under the eye. For a more intense look put the pencil inside the eye, in the tear channel. 

Step 2: Blend the line on the upper lid up towards the globe using a round blending brush. I recommend Paula Dorff, with a slightly smaller brush blend the line under the eye. For a more cat eye shaped effect blend towards the outer corner and upwards. Curl the eyelashes and apply plenty of black mascara.

Step 3: Lastly, for a modern glossy eyelid finish by adding a bit of Elizabeth Arden eight hour creme on the center of the lid. 

 Hair Braids by Susanne Lichtenegger

Step 1: Prep your hair with thickening spray or mousse, make a centre parting and blow-dry your hair using only your fingers to give it texture. Only use a straightener to smooth the ends out.

Step 2: Part your hair from ear to ear and clip the front hair away. Start teasing your hair at the crown, keep teasing it three inches further down. Gently brush your hair back into a low ponytail. Secure it with an elastic.

Step 3: Grab a chunk of your hair from the front, divide it into 3 pieces. (Bring the bottom piece over the middle piece, and then the top piece over the middle piece). Take another piece of your hair from the top and add it to the top piece of your braid. Then take one piece from the side - continue doing this until the you reach the ear. From there just continue as normal braiding until the end. Secure it with an elastic. Repeat on the other side.

Step 4: Keep the look messy by pulling out a few strands loosely, using your fingers.

Step 5: Take one braid and wrap it around the ponytail. Secure it with a bobbypin. Then take the other braid cross it over and wrap it around the ponytail and secure with a pin.

Step 6: Finsh the look off with hairspray for a lasting style.