Posted by Kay
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.
Stepping 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.
Concealer is VERY important when wearing smoky eyes, it is the difference between getting away with it, and simply looking tired and ghoulish.. Thandie 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.
Surrat Blush in Rouger
Chanel Liquid Eyeliner in Black (though L’Oreal Superliner also excellent), Ilia Mascara in Nightfall.
Eyeko Brow Gel
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“.
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!
Guess what? Asos does some great, affordable alternatives to Thandie’s Dennis Blasso dress..! See Asos.com
Posted by Kay
The Smokey eye is one make-up look that never goes out of style, pop some heels in your bag in the morning, along with some eye make-up and boom-who need’s to go home to change after work? You have all you need to go from day to night.
Once skin is prepped, apply black pencil onto the upper lash line, plus a little on the bottom (if you are fair, use a brown pencil) and smudge in. Apply Bobbi Brown’s Long Wear Gel Sparkle in Topaz over your lid-this stuff is so idiot-proof that all you need is a clean finger! Smudge in a little below but go easy, and if your eyes are round or large, skip this step, you won’t need it. Apply some blusher, mascara and some tinted lip balm and that’s it.
Chanel Powder Blush in 180 Caresse
Bobbi Brown Long-wear Gel Sparkle in Smokey Topaz
Lord & Berry Velluto eye pencil in Mink
Hair brushed out by Phoebe.
Phoebe wears Rick Owens Classic Cotton Top from Browns
See artist Phoebe Collings-James’ website