September 18, 2015
The smog might be getting in our eyes, but we’re not letting it get us down – make the best of the situation by letting the haze inspire your makeup. Yes, time to break out the eyeshadow palettes, and rock some smoky eyes (haha, get it?).
Bobbi Brown Greige Eye Palette
This is pretty much the perfect palette for this theme, since it contains shades with names like “Brown Haze Shimmer Wash” and “Fog”. The colours aren’t all doom and gloom, however; this is actually a really versatile neutrals palette that can easily take you from the everyday to the night.
To break out the hazy eyes, apply the Brown Haze Shimmer Wash from the lids extending to just under the browbones, then highlight the crease with Fog.
$107, available at Bobbi Brown stores and counters.
Urban Decay Smoky Palette
But of course we’re including this one (even the cover of this palette reminds us of the haze). Choose the colours in the centre of the palette, such as Armor, Slanted, Dagger and Black Market to create a grey-tinged smoky eye.
$83, available at Sephora stores.
CHANEL Illusion D’Ombre in 106 Fleur de Pierre
CHANEL’s cream eyeshadow in a shimmery grey, reminiscent of those grey mornings when we felt so choked by the air. A dreary grey becomes a good thing when artfully applied on the outer corners of the lids, extending to the centre. Feel free to fill in another colour on the other half, or just let the grey do the talking.
$52, available at CHANEL counters.
Guerlain Rose Aux Joues in Wonder Violette
Don’t worry – we’re not about to ask you to paint your cheeks grey, or anything like that. But a nice plum-tinged cheek colour does give a more sombre look that suits the colour of the hazy skies, plus it adds lots of definition. Brush lightly right on the cheekbones.
$75, available at Guerlain counters and Sephora ION, Sephora The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, and Sephora Suntec City.
Dior Addict Fluid Stick in 499 Avant Garde
Even the lips get a tinge of grey, with this liquid lipstick shade that’s very avant garde indeed. Don’t worry about looking sick with this on – the liquid texture ensures you won’t look washed out.
$48, available at Dior stores and counters, and Sephora.
M.A.C Giambattista Valli Lipstick in Eugene
For lips that look as poisonous as the air we’re breathing in, go for a true matte with blue undertones, like this one from the M.A.C Giambattista Valli collection. Pair with a bit of grey eyeshadow, if you really want to go all out with this look.
$34, available at M.A.C TANGS at Tang Plaza, M.A.C Ngee Ann City, and M.A.C Bugis Junction.
Main image: Paul Smith F/W 15, courtesy M.A.C Cosmetics