#TrailATrend on Location: Prada

We trial the Prada eye from Milan Fashion Week


By Joely Walker

Prada's smudgy aquamarine eyes, red stained lip and spider lashes were supposed to represent 'the beginnings of make-up' explained legend Pat McGrath. The trick to getting the lashes? 'Just keep on going, even when you think you should stop'. Sounds easy enough, right?
In between shows I nipped back to my hotel room to give it a go. First up, I applied Tom Ford Eye Pencil in Exotic to the back of my hand and then patted over my eye. Slapdash and a little haphazard was key, going against the 'neat as possible' mantra I usually stick to.
Next up lips, I smudged in Bourjois Lipstick in Deep Red and dabbed over with a tissue to remove the excess.
Taking my Charlotte Tilbury Fat Lashes mascara (quite possibly my all time favourite) I layered and layered and layered some more. I found myself getting excited at the fact I was going against my norm, taking me back to dressing up and raiding my mums make-up bag days.
Unfortunately I'm knocked off my nostalgic pedestal when I take a look at the finished result. Alone in my bathroom, obviously not decked out head to two in a/w 14 Prada, I just look silly.
Verdict: Not a look I'll be coming back to anytime soon but did love the aqua eye shade against my brown eyes. Next time I'll sweep it under my lower lash line for a more wearable version.

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