Fashion Updates

Dramatic eyeshadow

model wearing very dark eyeshadow, plus selection of products
Heart of darkness: our pick of the new dramatic eyeshadows.

This is how you make an entrance. The Dior eye palette used here, of rich green, prunes, and blues marked Peter Philips’s first official colour collection for Christian Dior Make-up, so they had to be memorable. And what could be more bold than a massive thwack of rounded shadow, painted on with a wet sponge-brush for added depth? Get it right, and you’ll look like a 60s cartoon. Wrong? An amateur mime.

Get the look

Dior Addict Fluid shadows £25, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Couture Kajal£25, Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow £18, Revlon ColorStay Shadow £2.99, Ciaté Skinny Shadow Stick £13.50, Too Faced Bullet Proof Eyeliner £19, Eyeko Me and My Shadow £15,

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