As I was reading through last month’s Allure magazine – the best mag for beauty lovers, definitely worth checking out if you can – I couldn’t help but be a bit intrigued by their white-eyed make up look. Christened the Winter Whites look by the magazine, it looked seriously ace on the models (of course) and I thought I would give it a go at home to see whether a mere mortal such as myself could carry off the same Snow Queen-esque chic.
I wanted to focus on a really neutral, pared back base – I liked the idea of the look being a bit more simple with just the pop of white on the eyes to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to it. So I turned my attention to the amazing Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight Kit, a cheeky sale purchase that I picked up in Space NK earlier this year, which handily comes complete with a white kohl eyeliner.
Post-foundation (MaxFactor 3-in-1) I used the Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder in Candlelight which adds the most beautifully subtle glow to the skin – radiant without adding any unecessary Twilight style sparkles. Coupled with a quick slick of eyeshadow from the kit’s five-pan eyeshadow palette – FYI the shadows apply really well, glide on smoothly and stick around nicely, although the colour payoff is not the most superb I’ve seen – I was ready to add in a bit of winter white to the mix.
I wanted to avoid looking like I was wearing Halloween make up so focused on keeping it really simple – just a quick line of the Kevyn Aucoin The Eye Pencil Primatif in White on the lid and to add a bit of brightness in the inner corners to make my eyes look a bit more open.
Now I don’t know about you guys, but I’m actually quite a fan of the Winter Whites look. Most certainly not a style that I’m going to be wearing every day I don’t think, but definitely one to whip out on the odd occasion when I’m in the mood for something simple but a bit different *adds white eyeliner to favourites pot*