Copy Brigitte Bardot’s iconic smoky eye

Chanel recently sent models sporting a Bardot-inspired make-up look down the runway at Paris Fashion Week. We love it and we are making it a thing.

Parisian beauty, Brigitte Bardot is famous for two things, her beauty and her effortless style. She made the smoky eye iconic, as it’s unique alluring quality is still used on today’s runway models and celebrities – with a bit of a twist here and there.

This year, Karl Lagerfeld opted for a Bardot-inspired beauty look at his most recent Autumn/Winter show in Paris. Models sported the Bardot hairdo – black ribbon and all – to complement the sexy dark eye.

Now, we want you to master this stunning eye for your next event.

The thing about this particular smoky eye is that it is, above all, soft as silk. It’s not a hard graphic eye, as it is softened using lots of eyeshadow and the correct techniques.

The look, so elegant and sleek is a classic, one that you can easily wear to any evening event.

The Blonde Salad blogger, Chiara Ferragni recently tried this eye, and boy, do we love it on her…

Shooting with Chanel today 😍 #IloveCoco #Chanel #TheBlondeSaladGoesToParis

A photo posted by Chiara Ferragni (@chiaraferragni) on Mar 10, 2015 at 4:54am PDT

A photo posted by Chiara Ferragni (@chiaraferragni) on Mar 10, 2015 at 4:54am PDT

Okay, so it’s officially a thing. And both you and I are trying it pronto!

Now, to get it right.

Watch this quick tutorial below, which will give you all the skills you need to create the Bardot showstopping eye.

View on YouTube

Products to use:

Eye shadow: Chanel applied the CREATION “Entrelacs”- LES AUTOMNALES 2015 Fall Collection shadow, available in South Africa this August.

A great option, or try the REVLON CUSTOMEYES™ Shadow and Liner palette.

Eyeliner: Use a brown eye pencil or a liquid eyeliner in black like the fantastic Superliner Blackbuster by L’Oreal. This product will really have your eyes popping!

Will you be trying this look? Let us know!

All images: Supplied




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