June 1,
Want to learn how to apply a gorgeous smoky eye in just a few simple steps? Then look no further than this dream duo in action: Estée Beauty Director Violette and fashion and lifestyle blogger Lucy Williams. Everything starts with a flawless base. Using Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF10, Violette covers any imperfections and blemishes, dabbing away excess to ensure freckles still shine through.

Next up, one of Violette’s favourite beauty hacks. Did you know you can use your lipstick as a blush too? Taking our Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Desirable, Violette effortlessly sweeps it across the apples of Lucy’s cheeks. This technique gives a dewy, fresh makeup look that’s perfect for summer, as well as making your favourite lipstick multi-use. Pop in your bag and you’re ready for any on-the-go touch ups throughout the day.

Onto the main event: the eyes. Violette calls this look a ‘fresh smoky eye’ and it’s exactly that. Starting with our Double Wear Stay-In-Place Eye Pencil in Burgundy Suede, she lines the upper and inner lash line to define Lucy’s green eyes. Then taking Pure Color Envy Defining Eyeshadow in Brash Bronze (with not a brush in sight!), Violette pats and blends out the dry product across her eyelid. Here’s the fun part - Violette takes a splash of water to the same eyeshadow to really show off its luminosity and creates a shine of light down the centre of the eye. To add to the shimmer, she finishes the eyes with Pure Color Envy ShadowPaint in Brash Bronze in the inner corner, brow bone and the bottom lash line. With lashings of mascara, voilà, the eye look is complete.

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Violette kept the look pared-back with just a touch of balm on the lips, but for added definition, take a nude shade such as Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Nude Cult for a ‘no makeup makeup’ look that perfects your pout. And there you have it! Recreate this look for any occasion this season and be sure to share it with us on social tagging @esteelauderuk.