The Advice Sisters know that Bobbi Brown can make almost any makeup look seem effortless. But if there’s one look that can be somewhat challenging to master, it’s the smokey eye. Like 6 inch stilettos, it’s a look that we love, but that can be a pain to deal with. You want the look to be sultry and effortless, but instead, it can often look like we just didn’t get enough sleep or worse, like we had an accident!
There is a way to avoid the “black eye” look entirely, thanks to Bobbi Brown. After years of hearing the pleas of women who just couldn’t get the smokey eye quite right, Bobbi and her team worked to develop two products that help women smoulder, instead of shudder when creating the smokey eye.
The key is a great pencil. It has to be highly pigmented. It has to be soft. But it also has to stay put after it’s blended. So Bobbi created the Smokey Eye Kajal Liner available in six different shades to give you highly- pigmented color in a single stroke. The built-in smudger at the opposite end of the pencil lets you take a simple line and smudge it into a more sexy look when evening rolls around. The soft kajal liner pencil applies easily without tugging, so you’re less likely to wobble and bobble the line, but if you do, the smudger also lets you “forgive” the bobble and smooth it out without having to remove your makeup. This richly colored liner can be applied to the inner eye and lash waterline . With this great pencil, you can create a dramatic, smokey eye in seconds. This superb pencil is a must-have!
Since the colors are from Bobbi Brown, they’re also modern but wear-able, including a silvery grey that I admit is my favorite. It’s called “Storm.” I also really liked the slightly metallic teal called “Pacific,” and a blackened purple called “Black Amethyst.”There’s also a deep chocolate brown called “Black Coffee,” a dark jade green called “Jade” and black (‘Noir”).
No eye look is really complete without mascara. In fact, next to lipstick, mascara is the one product most women say they won’t leave the house without. Is it your must have? You’ll want to finish your smoked-out eye (or any eye look you make) with a Bobbi Brown Mascara, and the one that is tailor-made for this look is the Smokey Eye Mascara ($28.00), a jet black super-saturated formula that delivers high impact volume and length without clumping.Get thicker, fuller, bolder lashes in a single supersaturated stroke. The secret is a kohl-pigmented mascara that delivers high color thanks and the ability to volumize every lash. A thicker brush base evenly combs through eyelashes from roots to ends, while a tapered tip grabs small, hard-to-reach lashes. For those of us with those teeny, tiny, little lashes at the end that are so hard to color, this particular mascara is perfect1 The result is dramatically dark, perfectly coated lashes to make your smokey eye even better.
*We didn’t get any Bobbi Brown holiday samples yet to share with you (if we do we’ll give you a full report), but we KNOW they’ll be amazing. You can see everything and purchase them either at your favorite Bobbi Brown makeup counter, or at http://bobbibrowncosmetics.com