Charcoal Creation

Backstage at the Diane von Furstenberg Show, Max Factor Global Creative Design Director, Pat McGrath transformed models with alluring charcoal toned smoky eyes. A truly seductive glamorous transformation that oozed sophistication models were given a sexy, strong smoky eye set against the ultimate nude base; finished with a subtle, beautiful sheen on the lips. ‘It is all about seduction. By day she commands her world, by night she inspires fantasy’ said Furstenberg. ‘Diane’s theme of seduction sparked ideas of intense, diffused smoky eyes framed with dark, voluptuous lashes; bringing to life a real sense of feminine power, mystery and deep allure.’ 

Charcoal Creation

First, Pat created a true nude base by working a smooth, medium coverage foundation into the skin like moisturiser using her fingertips for a perfect, translucent finish. Next, she followed up with concealer to cover any small skin imperfections before adding warmth to models’ complexions with a sweep of gold toned shimmer shadow across the tops of the cheekbones, for a beautiful highlighting effect. To kick start the seductive smoky eye look, Pat first created the shape using a kohl pencil in black and brown then blended it seamlessly with a sultry charcoal eye shadow shade, across the upper lids and along the lower lash line for a deep, diffused effect. Pat followed up with a layer of black shimmer gel shadow on top for extra allure, before finishing the eyes with a slick of black mascara applied to the top and bottom lashes for dark, volumised lashes. Finally, lips remained beautifully sheer to ensure eyes remained the focus of the look.  Add a small amount of clear lip balm and a touch of concealer to pale out any redness in the lips.

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