Makeup Tutorial: Colourful Smoky Eyes in 5 Minutes

Benefit's head makeup artist Lisa Potter-Dixon shows Cosmo easy looks from her new book.

Striking but super-quick and simple; nail the new bright eye look combining two hues for a modern take on the trend. Lisa Potter-Dixon - head makeup artist at Benefit Cosmetics, key London Fashion Week beauty trendsetter and author of a brand new makeup tutorial handbook, Easy on the Eyes - took over Cosmo's Beauty Booth to demonstrate this look. The expert says you can use any colour and any type of eye shadow for this, so really experiment to make your makeup pop! The more the colour clashes with your mascara, the edgier your look will be. Here goes:

Step 1:

"Start in the centre of your eyelid and blend the shadow with a blending brush in circular motions all over the eyelid. Go into the socket, but don't go any higher. Take a clean blending brush and blend the shadow again. You want to get the colour as even as possible and using a clean brush will help you achieve this."

Step 2:

"I love framing the whole eye with colour. Using the same colour and a pencil brush, blend the shadow under the lower lash line into the corner of the eye and connect the outer corner of colour to the upper eyelid. Use a cotton bud to soften the edges of the colour."

Step 3:

"Add tonnes of mascara. You could use a matching coloured mascara or a blue mascara to really show off the look. Gorgeous!

TOP TIP: "Use a matte eyeshadow with a bright mascara if you're afraid of using too much bright eye makeup."

Lisa's book, Easy on the Eyes, features 20 amazing eye makeup looks that can be done in 5, 15 or 30 minutes. It's available from 10th September at amazon.co.uk and this week she's demonstrating 3 key looks for Cosmo. Marv.

By Bridget March

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