Tis’ the season to wear a smokey eye…and Bobbi Brown have launched a rather fabulous collection of pencils specifically designed to deliver that sext smudged eye look. In more than just the usual black shade too – there are greys, taupes, teals and purple in there…so whatever the smokey look you’re going for there’s a shade to work. My personal favourite is black coffee – the dark brown, that I’ve been using close to my lower lash line before using the little smudger tip on the other end of the pencil to smoke it out and create a shadow of colour under the eyes. It’s a little messy, a little bit ‘I slept in last night’s make-up’ but I’m liking it!
Each of the pencils are amazingly pigmented and super soft, which makes the smoking/blending really easy – but does also mean that they can be smudged beyond where you want them too quite easily. But nothing a little bioderma on a cotton bud wont fix. I also tend to do the smokey eye park and then pop a touch of concealer under the eye so the smudge doesn’t work it’s way into just looking like extreme dark circles…
As I said above, Black Coffee is my favourite shade, followed by the pretty metallic ‘Storm’ (pewter grey) I like how dark and rich the purple shade is too. I will be passing the deep green ‘Jade’ shade along to my mum as she has red hair and loves her green liners and I know she will love how soft this one is.
These are great as a quick smokey eye look pencil – I’d love to see them do a muddy nude sort of shade (like MAC’s Groundwork Paintpot) as I’ve been loving this for a natural smokey definition lately and to have a pencil for the bottom lash line area would be fab.
Which shade catches your eye?
Available from Debenhams