As seen at: Giorgio Armani, Derek Lam, Michael Kors
Whatever colour your eyes, a sweep of blue will bring them to life. To avoid a return to the ‘80s, avoid pale pearlised shades of blue eye make up and choose a strong Azure blue liner instead.
For a softer take on the trend, apply the liner on top of a subtle navy shade and blend together with fingers or a soft brush.
Top tip: a dot of colour at the inner corner of the eyes is a great trick to open out hooded or sunken eyes.
Pure Color Intense Kajal Eyeliner Duo in Black & Blue, £18, Estée Lauder
Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in Big Blue or Massive Midnight, £16, Clinique
As seen at: Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Moschino
Twiggy and Penelope Tree are the inspiration behind this season’s return to ‘60s eye make up. Full, fluttery lashes, graphic liner and a monochrome palette looked perfect on the runway – here’s how to translate this bold trend for the real world.
Get the look: Eyeliner is important as we age – it creates definition within the face and lifts the eyes to create a more youthful appearance. Avoid harsh lines by swapping liquid for gel liner which can be easily blended and pushed into the top lash line, and always stroke the liner upwards at the outer corners to avoid dragging the eye down.
As for lashes, leave the falsies behind and opt for an eyelash curler and a mascara with an incurved brush, making sure to coat the lashes from root to tip.
Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, £17, Bobbi Brown
Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara, £23, Dior
As seen at: Marc Jacobs, Jason Wu
Gone are the days when eyebrows needed to be plucked, precise and shaped into delicate arches. The brows to covet for spring 2013 are thick, full and groomed but a strong dark brow can very over-powering – particularly as we age – so here’s how to soften the look.
First, brush brows down to establish their natural shape and then use two shades of eyeshadow to fill them in, this looks a lot softer and more natural than using one dark colour, or a liquid pen. Once you are happy with the shape and colour, set in place with a brow gel.
Matte eyeshadow in Bengali and Bali, £18, Nars
Brow set, £12.50, MAC
As seen at: Chanel, Versace
There was a distinct smatter of shimmer on the spring catwalks with metallic shadows stepping back into the limelight for the first time since the ‘90s. Chanel’s silver shades make an extremely wearable evening look if used over the entire lid, alternatively just apply a dot of shimmer to the inner corners to brighten and open the eyes. When it comes to metallics though, the easiest shades to wear are bronzes and golds as they suit most skin tones and eye colours. We recommend cream shadows for more mature skin as they give a creaseless finish and are easier to blend for a softer look.
Illusion D’Ombre in Fantasme, £24, Chanel
World Famous Neutrals Kit in most glamorous nudes ever, £23.50, Benefit