Eyes Like to Party

Posted by Kay

Whatever the decade, whatever the style and whatever the woman, there are SO many variations on the ultimate party make-up look, the ‘if all else fails to bring a look together’ number one default setting, the smoky eye.

Eyes Like To Party

Eyes Like To Party

And boy, did Thandie bust one of her most smokin’ looks at the Vanity Fair Oscar party the other week, all without my help as I was in London! If this acting lark doesn’t work out Thandie, this make-up artist’s in TROUBLE.

Thandie Newton Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016Stepping out in Jimmy Choo’s, and with the help of the fabulous stylist Rosemary Kokuhilwa Thandie pulled in a pretty black ‘slip-inspired’ dress by Dennis Blasso (is it a slip, is it a dress? Who cares when it rocks!) and sprinkled her decollette in Pippa Small necklaces.


Eyes Like to Party Make-up Details


MUD-HD-AIR-1Thandie & I love to use a sheer, light fluid foundation like Make Up Forever’s Face &  Body or Mud HD Air foundation in Mustard. Applied with sponge to even out, rather than hide the skin.




Concealer is VERY important when wearing smoky eyes, it is the difference between getting away with it, and simply looking tired and ghoulish.. kevyn-aucoin-skin-enhancer-concealerThandie used Kevin Aucoin’s Sensual Skin Enhancer. Another fave which is fantastic for hiding gray under the eyes is Laura Mercier’s Secret Concealer and Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Concealer. Both brands have concealers in peach to terracotta tones, and are ideal for ALL skintones.

See our post on concealer!

Finally, set the skin with a light dusting of Loose Powder on the T Zone, keep those cheeks dewy and fresh!Screen-Shot-2014-04-09-at-15.04.58


Surrat Blush in Rouger

Surratt blush in Rougeur








Surrat Blush in Rougeur, and Eye Shadows in Burgundy Brown and CuivreSurrat Eye Shadows in Marron and Cuivre

Chanel Liquid Eyeliner in Black (though L’Oreal Superliner also excellent), Ilia Mascara in Nightfall.


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Stila Eyebow Pen in Medium Stile_WATERPROOF_BROW_NoCAP_MEDIUM-227x1024



Eyeko Brow Gel

eyeko-brow-gel-1-940False Eyelashes

Thandie and I usually use individuals because of the more natural look, but they can be REALLY HARD to put on yourself (plus I wasn’t there haha!) so Thandie used these by Kiss (available at Walgreens) in ‘Shy’ with revolutionary tapered end technology, Thandie said “They look soo real“.Kiss Looks So Natural False Eyelashes







Generally speaking, to keep the chic and stay cool, both Thandie and I believe in ‘leaving something out’. Red Carpet cool does not have to be an oxymoron!

sheamoisture-prime-and-define-long-wear-lip-pencil-medium-antlerSo Thandie simply lined her lips in Shea Moisture Long Wear Lip Pencil in Medium and chucked her namesake sheer, natural lipstick by Julie Hewitt in her clutch.

Julie Hewett lipstick in 'Thandie'

Julie Hewett lipstick in ‘Thandie’


Eyes like to Party!

Eyes like to Party!

Guess what? Asos does some great, affordable alternatives to Thandie’s Dennis Blasso dress..! See Asos.com

Asos alternatives to Thandie's Dennis Blasso Dress



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