This trend first surfaced back in 2012 when we saw it on the runways of Erdem and Mary Katrantzou. It is back again this summer with thanks to Giambattista Valli who has his models make their way down the runway sporting the unique makeup look. Celebs have been keen to get in on the act with Pixie Lott uploading a shot of herself to her Instagram account rocking a thick black line above the crease of her eyelid.

 

Try the trend

Step one:

This look requires flawless make up with a good base than matches your natural skin tone. Use foundation or tinted moisturiser to give a porcelain look. You can fill in your brows if necessary to make them nice and even. The aim is to have your eyes as the focal point of the face.

Step two:

Now you can draw your line. You will find it easier to do this if you tilt your chin up and look downwards into your mirror. Doing this will help you to see your eye lids properly.

Step three:

Take hold of your eye pencil if you are after a bold look and trace a line once or twice across the centre of each eye lid. Make sure that you follow the shape of the crease while doing this. Try to keep the line as thin as possible; too wide a line will look like you have made a mistake. If you are after a more subtle approach then you can use a powder and blend it slightly with an eye shadow brush, this will give a more smokey effect.

Step four:

Sweep mascara over your lashes, giving one to two coats.

Step five:

Keep lips looking chic with either a nude or pale pink lipstick for a healthy glow.

By Gemma