fifteenth May two thousand thirteen

I’ve recently taken a strong liking to gel eye liner. 
I used to be a soft shadow kinda girl until I saw my friend wearing barely-there make-up with a bold slick of black along her top lids and I just loved the way it accentuated her eyes.  
Now I’m hooked. 
Dolce & Gabbana’s autumn/winter 2013 make-up was breathtaking and absolutely perfect for a bold after five look. 
If you missed out on the giveaway for Gucci’s bronze smokey eye – never fear – it’s giveaway time again!

Wearing Natasha Gan leather dress and earrings from My Wardrobe

1. Begin with a clean base. An even complexion is key for this look, so I used Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free make-up followed by concealer under my eyes and around my nose. 

2. Using your finger, apply Clinique’s Lid Smoothie over the entire eyelid. 
3. Apply a small amount of the Brush-On Cream Liner to the brush supplied, then apply along the lash line beginning from the inner corner of each eye. 
Tip: I never close my eye entirely when applying liner. After all, the idea is that the line will accentuate your eyes when open! 
To get a flattering shape at the outer edge of the eye, draw the line so that it follows the natural curve of your bottom lash line if your eyes are open. The end of the line should point to the end of your brow. 

4. Use Clinique’s Instant Lift for Brows to shade brows in and define them. 
Fact: thicker brows make you look more youthful!

5. Line lips using Clinique’s Quickliner for Lips
Tip: to achieve a perfectly symmetrical outline, begin in the middle of the cupid’s bow on each side and work your way outwards. 

6. Finish the look with Clinique’s Long Last Lipstick in Party Red. VoilΓ !

*Two lucky winners will receive a Clinique gift pack featuring the products listed above.
To enter, simply Like the Clinique Facebook page (click here) and leave a comment on this post with your name and email address! 

*Entries close on May 29. The winners must Like the Clinique Facebook page to receive the prize. 


  1. Great flawless look that has style, matches your hair and jewellery to top off the look perfectly. Love your posts, keep them coming

  2. hi carmen
    i would adore trying this giveaway pack. i went to the clinique counter at myer about a year ago and the beautician there told me that i had a high level of acid in my skin, meaning that, especially on my eyelids, makeup dissolves at a very quick rate and rarely lasts longer than an hour if im lucky, at that time the lid smoothies didnt exist, and i have been searching for a very long time to find a gel eyeliner that would stay on. you have no idea how much i would appreciate being able to try these products out. thanks for reading my rant! haha i love your blog – its been in the favourites on my dashboard for over 2 years! youre beautiful xx

    my names ana by the way,
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  3. I have been adoring d&g these past two season!! It is just the most grandest thing! You totally nailed it, down to the earrings!

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  4. I love how simplistic yet intense and sexy this look is. Definitely accentuates the eyes. Will definitely try this out. Thanks Carmen.

    Marilie Ferreira
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  5. Apsolutely [email protected]

  6. My oh my! You look as good as the D&G models, if not better! Seriously stunning!

    Jelena Maric ([email protected])

  7. Meant to say that ive never tried any of the clinique makeup although i have tried their instant tan and some of the skincare πŸ™‚

  8. So chick! You look absolutely beautiful, love the earrings, sexy red lippy and the eye liner is classy!!
    Would love the freebies and can't wait to try this look.
    So glad I've found your blog!

  9. The soft beautiful look achieved with these Clinque products is truly remarkable. The model's natural features were magically enhanced to stunning. I particularly love the eye and lip looks and would like this look myself. P.S the earrings in the pack are sooo cute.
    Lynda Brown

  10. Wow what an amazing look! And thankyou for inspiring to recreate this look! I've always wanted to try red lipstick! πŸ™‚

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