...and Padma and even Anne. In the most recent issue of Allure, I read a cool tip that Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi follows to create Sophia Loren-esque eyes. First, she starts by applying some black eyeliner to her lash line, then adds a blue liner on top. Simple, easy, and sexy — a classic look.
Usually, having any black and blue anywhere on my body is something I try to avoid, but we're talking Sophia Loren here, so I just had to try to duplicate this look. I began by drawing a winged out, heavy-on-the-outer-corners black line, then smudged on a deep navy liner powder. The results were dramatic, trendy, and oh-so 1960s chic.
Check out my list below to see what middle-priced liners I used. I've also included some drugstore and department store finds to guide you on achieving this look:
- Drugstore Finds — Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in Jet Black ($3.49) and Maybelline Define-A-Line Eyeliner, Navy Blue ($4.49)
- Mid-Priced Finds — Aveda Petal Essence Eye Definer in Black Orchid ($12.50) and Bare Escentuals Liner Shadow in Midnight Sky ($13)
- Department Store Finds — Clarins Exotic Eyeliner in Black Magic ($22) and Guerlain Eye Pencil in Khol Me Blue ($27)