In The New Beauty Secrets, Laura Mercier described eyes as the most flirtatious feature, and the only place on the face where almost anything goes in terms of colour.
Laura Mercier’s mystical look with eyes smouldering in shades of darkness.
Hues of darkness dominate the smouldering eye make-up styles for the mystical autumn-winter 2013 look and are easily created with items from the Dark Spell collection.
Enchanted by the dark side, the French make-up artist created eyeshadow in shades of deep blacks and greys.
The highly-pigmented and creamy Satin Matte Eye Colour comes in a black called Dark Spirit. Baked Eye Colour comes in Magical or Mystical, and when dry provides a wash of colour, whereas when wet offers a more vibrant effect.
The collection also includes Caviar Stick Eye Colour, a must-have for quickly conjuring sexy smoky eyes in just a minute.
Available in eight shades, the creamy formula can be applied directly on the lash line or all over eyelids. Mercier emphasises that getting the perfect smoky eyes requires proper blending with a brush or fingertips.
Kohl Liner Extreme in black then adds depth and definition to peepers. Besides lining the upper lashes, glide the kohl along the inside of the lower eyelids, from the outer to the inner corner of the waterline. A little smudging at the base of the lower lashes enhances a dramatic effect.
Add more drama with layering Faux Lash Mascara claimed to give volume and length comparable to those of false lashes.
The darkness of this make-up style is balanced with light from glowing skin and lips in subtle shades of pink or berry.
In a soft rose with gold shimmer, Spellbound Face Illuminator serves as a highlighter that can be dabbed on apples of the cheeks, forehead, nose, chin or wherever illumination is required.