Monday, 27 August 2012


Today I have got a fabulous tutorial for all you lucky ladies from FIX MAKE UP. They have put together a step-by-step guide for you to be able to do the hot new look for this Autumn, the smokey jewelled eye.

This look was all over the catwalks for the AW12 collections and wouldn't it be great to be able to try this look when you go out partying next?

Teresa x
Roberto Cavalli

FIX want to show you how to embrace one of AW12’s key runways trends.

As we head into winter we are seeing beautiful jewel tones and stunningly beautiful makeup. Follow this easy step by step and FIX will show you how to get a Roberto Cavalli look.

The smokey eye worn at the Roberto Cavalli show was the perfect beauty meets high fashion makeup. A smokey eye is every girls favourite makeup look, but there are so many ways to do a smokey eye and the Cavalli look shows us that big and bold is back.

One of the big trends for AW12 makeup is the ‘alternative smokey eye’; it's about wearing your eye look with an unusual colour, shape or texture. Step out of your comfort zone and into the territory of a bygone era; this makeup is a hybrid of 80’s romantics and 70’s disco bunny.

The Cavalli Smokey Eye has no less then four colours being worn on the eye at the same time, but the look is still soft and blown out. Jewel like shades of green, gold and purple are brought down to earth with a matte taupe colour, which blends the colours together and adds a touch of modern definition. Wear this look with minimal makeup; perfected skin, groomed brows and a nude lip is all you need.

Step 1

Start with a groomed eyebrow and use a little concealer underneath the eye, so the area is a blank canvas. I have patted a very small amount of MAC’s Paint Pots in Painterly. This acts as a base, so the eye shadows adhere to the skin and blend well. If you have a black skin, use a soft black eyeliner smudge across the entire of the lid. I have also applied some pencil eyeliner into the roots of the lashes, so there is extra intensity around the eye.


Step 2

Apply the metallic green eyeshadow to the entire lid and to the bottom lash line. Then use a fluffy brush like a MAC 217 or 224 to blend the colour around the edges so there are no hard lines. FIX used Nars Tropic Shimmer Eyeshadow.


Step 3

Next with a fluffy blending brush apply a matter taupe/soft brown colour to the crease, from the outer corner of the eye towards the middle of the crease. Build the taupe/brown colour up as you see require, but just ensure the look is diffused. FIX used MAC ‘s Concrete eyeshadow.


Step 4 

Next apply the metallic purple eyeshadow to crease but specifically in the area from the middle to the inner eye, close to the bridge of the nose. Again, like the green and brown colours use a fluffy brush so the colour is applied softly and the intensity can be built up as you require. FIX used Bobbi Brown’s Gold Dust and MAC’s Stars ‘n’ Rockets eyeshadows.


Step 5

Finish the look with curled lashes and lots of mascara. For this look I would avoid using false lashes, unless they’re super natural. You don’t want the makeup to be come over the top, its all about the blended colous and texture.