How-to: sexy evening makeup

Last updated 12:21 14/09/2012

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Andrea Moore's winter 2013 collection centred on an equestrian huntress theme, accentuated by a strong and sexy makeup look where the eyes were the key focus.

The look

"This is a modern huntress, textured, smoky and polished," says Napoleon Perdis, who created the look for Moore's show.

"This is a great look to pull out when you've only got a few minutes to put yourself together for an evening out."

How to

1 - Apply primer all over the face - this will ease foundation application and make your makeup last longer. Perdis used Auto Pilot Pre-foundation Primer.

2 - Dab a small amount of luminous foundation onto the face and blend well. Perdis used Advanced Mineral Foundation.

Top tip - start with your foundation at the "feature focus" area of the face and blend in an outward direction for a flawless finish. Apply concealer under the eyes and where needed to cover blemishes.

3 - Make certain your foundation won't budge while you're dancing by dusting a translucent powder over the "hot spots" of the face - the forehead, nose, chin. Perdis used Camera Finish Powder.

4 -  Run a black eye pencil along the top and bottom lash lines and extend slightly towards the temples. Blend to soften with a soft blending brush.

5 - Now sweep a deep black or dark grey eyeshadow along the lash line and into the crease of the upper lid. Blend to soften. Run a little along the lower lash line as well.

6 - Use a flat brush a pat a golden copper eyeshadow onto the middle of the top eyelid. Blend outwards slightly.

7 - Define the eyes by running liquid eye line along your lash line, flicking up and outwards towards your temples. Apply a few coats of mascara.

8 - Groom brows and fill in if needed, and contour the cheeks using a highlighter, bronzer and blush.

Perdis used Ultimate Contour Palette, but you can also try Revlon.

Top tip: sweep highlighter where the light naturally hits your face - along the top of the cheekbones, the brow bone, cupids bow and above the eyebrow. Use a shimmerless bronzer to contour your cheekbones - run a line under your cheekbones and blend to soften. Apply blusher to the apples of your cheeks for a natural flush.

9 - Finish your look with peachy pink lipstick.

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