Fancy a brew? Introducing The Tea Stained Eye.

If there’s one beauty trend that’s brewing for SS16 it’s the tea stained eye mastered by makeup legend, Val Garland for Erdem SS16 ready to wear catwalk.

The models took the runway by storm with their fresh bases and warm fiery eyes. The warm tones will work in contrast with any eye colour making it perfectly wearable for the upcoming summer days right through to the evening.

Could the tea stained eye be the new smokey eye of the summer? The look is hauntingly beautiful yet sensuous at the same time. I feel the dramatic use of the warm tones creates an intense attraction to the eyes, in a similar sense that the smokey eye does. It looks like the 90’s grunge eye is making a come back with a modern twist.

Don’t worry the beauty forecaster has you covered so you can get tea stained eyes in time for the warmer seasons ahead, by following these simple steps!

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Firstly prime the eyes with any eye primer, Revlon Photo Ready Eye Primer is a personal favourite that doubles as a highlighting concealer. Using a rusty toned powder- I highly recommend Red Brick by MAC,  or use a matte bronzer, (this works perfect as a multi-use product for this look) simply press the warm shade over your eyelid, applying it to your eye shape.

Using a eyeshadow blending brush, blend the product to the eye socket bone using a bronzer-this will add more depth to the eyes and will help to soften any harsh lines. Using an angled brush frame under the bottom lash line, run your finger or an cotton ear bud over it to smudge it slightly, to give off that 90’s grunge look.


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Using a white eyeliner fill in your water line- Rimmel Soft Khol Eye Pencil this will exaggerate your eyes even more. For extra intensity try adding a light shimmer powder- MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter  to the inner corner of the eyes, this will make your peepers even more striking.

Keep the brows simple like Garland by applying brow powder through the brows using an angled brush, making sure you brush through the brows with a brow comb to create a soft look. Benefit brow kit is perfect to create a dramatic brow or soft brow the compact even comes with a brow brush and tweezers.

To finish off the eyes apply a black mascara sparingly, Lancome Hypnose Mascara  creates long thick eyelashes, that won’t smudge when things get heated.

Garland has kept the skin natural with a dewy finish, to achieve fresh looking skin make sure you moisturise the skin thoroughly. To imitate the complexion apply a skin primer that is designed to work with dewy finishes like- Illamasqua Satin Finish Primer it keeps the skin hydrated whilst making sure your makeup doesn’t budge. For the base BB creams or a light coverage foundation such as MAC Face and body or if you prefer more coverage use, NARS Sheer Glow Foundation both of  these are perfect for that sheen complexion.

To set the skin apply a light loose powder like Illamsaquas Loose Powder  this powder is virtually invisible, achieving a dewy finish that won’t look oily.

To add warmth to the skin dust a matte bronzer under the cheekbones and onto the apples of your cheeks ever so lightly. To get a bronzed look that does not have an orange undertone Laura Mercier is your one stop- Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powders . The powders are build-able and blend into the skin creating that beautiful definition that we all pine for.

The lips have been muted for this look to ensure the eyes are the focal feature, to get the look wipe a flesh toned lipstick onto the lips, I’m loving Maybellines stripped nude lip range at the moment, there’s a great range of nude tones to suit everyone.

Are you ready to captive the world with your tea stained eyes?

The Beauty Forecast x.


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