WATCH: This iconic smokey eye is the LBD of going-out makeup

Meet the MECCA Icons: From a red lip to a smokey eye, we explore the iconic looks that never go out of style. Add them to your beauty repertoire and wear them on repeat.

Going somewhere? The classic smokey eye is as effortless as wearing little black dress. Keep it modern and wearable by focusing the colour on the top lid only.

1. Draw the line

Smudge Jillian Dempsey Eye Kohl in Jet Black through the lash line and soften out using your finger.

2. Smoke it out

Using the Westman Atelier Eye Pods in Les Nuit, take the darkest shade ‘Noir’ on the outer third of the eye and underneath. Blend with ‘Vin Rouge’ through the centre to add dimension.

3. Illuminate

Highlight the brow bone and add shine using RMS Beauty Living Luminizer.

4. Lash out

Apply coats of Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara to define the lashes.

5. Add some cheek

To avoid a darker colour on the eyes from washing you out, sweep M.A.C Glow Play Blush across the cheeks for a natural glow.

6. Lip it good

Keep the focus on the eyes with a sheer wash of colour on the lips. We used NARS Afterglow Lip Balm in Orgasm for your-lips-but-better hydration and shine.


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