A classic, smokey eye
is never far from our makeup
rotation. And for good reason. Timeless, cool and an instant statement-maker, it’s a failsafe way to dress up your face come evening.
But for 2022
, we’re giving it a refresh, thanks to the skills of celebrity makeup artist, Nikki Makeup
. The moody blacks that dominated the smokey eye in the ‘90s have been switched out for a palette of plummy browns. And the skin
? Left fresh, warm and soft, rather than pale and pasty.
The thing they have in common? A high-impact finish. Colour is built up on the eyes, mascara is layered up and eyeliner is applied to exaggerate the shape. The finishing touch? Charlotte Tilbury
’s cult Pillow Talk. Aka, the perfect nude for every skin tone.
Keep reading to find out how Nikki Makeup created the modern smokey eye and discover the products the FLANNELS
team recommends to get the look.