The gentlest of eye flicks here, a moody charcoal rather than a fierce black. At Victoria Beckham they teased eye shadow across the lids with a fingertip, pushing it out at the corner like an afterthought, with mascara just at the roots of the lashes, for definition rather than glamour. But it’s possible to go full-on sultry by layering with a pencil or shadow stick, going day to night with another layer of grey.
Get the look
Trish McEvoy 24hr Shadow and Liner £24 harveynichols.com
Victoria Beckham for Estée Lauder Eye Palette £60 esteelauder.co.uk
NARS Velvet Shadow Stick £21 spacenk.com
3INA Pencil Eyeshadow £6.95 asos.com
Korres Volcanic Eyeliner £9 lookfantastic.com
Guerlain Palette in L’Heure de Nuit £43.50 selfridges.com
Elizabeth Arden Smokey Eye Pencil £17 elizabetharden.co.uk
B Khol Eyeliner in Grey £4.99 superdrug.com
Sisley Eye Liner Brush £33 sisley-paris.co.uk
YSL Eye Duo Smoker £25 yslbeauty.co.uk
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