Bought your June issue of ELLE and blown away by the free Benefit They’re Real Mascara (aka the best selling mascara in the UK)? Well there’s no need to stop there. Subscribe by 5 June and you’ll receive a free Benefit Smokin’ Eyes Palette worth £28.50, to add to your kit.
The palette is so versatile it can create a whole host of eye looks, and to prove it ELLE teamed up with Benefit’s Head Make-up and Trend Artist Lisa Potter Dixon to create step-by-step videos on how to do four looks at home.
Not ones to sit and watch whilst others get to experiment with make-up, we (the Beauty Team) decided to try out the looks for ourselves for #TrialATrend. See how we got on...
Beauty Director, Sophie Beresiner
Doing this at my desk is a little tricky. I'm starting by contouring my lid. I used a Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Birthday Suit, £14, just along my socket line and down to the outer corner of my eye.
A highlight under my brow and just in the middle of my lid helps it look more 3D.
The tricky bit: Use Benefit Magic Ink Liquid Liner, £15.50, I started in the middle of my lid. (Looking down into a mirror helps). Pressing the brush flat against my lash line makes the line thicker.
I drew along my lash line and flicked up and out at the end.
I then pressed the wand more lightly against my lash line from the inner corner to meet the middle so the thickness is at the outer corner only.
Finish with mascara and that’s it.