How to rock the glossy eyelid


Kate Moss used to swear by a touch of Vaseline on her eyelids as a 20-something ingenue. And now the ‘90s style has been revived for the catwalk, before filtering down to us mere mortals. You too can get the high fashion look with nothing more than a slick of oil on your peepers. Don’t scoff, getting the gloss has taken the make-up world by storm, as beauty buffs have gone mad for the high-shine look which for once, is pretty easy to recreate.

If you didn’t see Kylie Jenner sporting the look in one of her ubiquitous Instagram posts, eye gloss is basically an extra sticky balm that you put on your eyelid for an extra wet look. It works well combined with creasing for a sexy, slightly undone look.

Brands such as MAC and NYX carry eye gloss products which will help you effortlessly create the look.

Don’t be intimidated

If you’re scared to try this high fashion look, you shouldn’t be. If it’s applied well, it can work for both day and night. Apply with your fingers in the same way you would a creamy eyeshadow, sweeping it across the lids.

Day and night

A glossy eye is an ideal for a night out – especially a coloured version. Add a clear one over your favourite shadow teamed with lashings of mascara on the lower and upper lashes. But to make it work for the office, simply stick to a clear gloss like Butter London Glazen Eye and keep the rest of your skin - especially the T-zone – matte for a chic look.

Keep lips matte

Glossy eyes and lips may be a tad too much. So to keep the look modern, pair a glossy eye with a matte lip such as Dior’s Diorific Matte Lipstick in shade 590 Troublante for that femme fatale look.

Stay in neutral

If you not ready to delve into something bold, start with a nude colour like MAC’s Studio Eye Gloss in Lightly Tauped a universally flattering beige that will work on the majority of skin tones.

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