Winter is just around the corner, meaning we have to say goodbye to garden parties, barbecues and beer gardens for another year.
With the colder months looking set to stay, more nights in are on the cards – whether by yourself, with your girly friends or perhaps with a loved one!
Whether you’re all loved-up or out on the prowl, it’s always fun to glam up and get gorgeous. So this week, I thought I’d amp up the sex factor a tad and share with you how to achieve the perfect bedroom eyes.
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Beauty blogger Binky opted for a dark smokey eye for her sultry calendar shoot
A sultry smokey eye is every girl’s weapon of mass seduction – a timeless, alluring look that suits all eye shapes and skin tones. I find a jet black smokey eye to sometimes be slightly too harsh, though, so prefer to employ warmer brown tones for a softer yet equally sizzling result.
The aptly titled Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Palette offers the perfect selection of silky neutral shades, from soft beiges and pinks to rich deep browns.
To craft your come-to-bed eyes, first sweep the dusky pink shade Birthday Suit all over the lid using a fluffy shadow brush. Follow by applying the chocolate brown shade Voulez-Vous into the socket line and over your top and bottom lash lines, blending well as you go.
Binky says that the smoky eye is the perfect beauty look for a romantic night in
Finally, take the deep brown shade French Tickler and dab it onto the outer corners of your eyes, winging the colour out for added va va voom.
To give your peepers even more of a smoulder, line them gently with a soft brown kohl pencil such as Clarins Crayon Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in Intense Brown. Take the pencil halfway across your upper and lower lash lines for subtle, sexy definition.
Full, flirty lashes are a crucial component in creating the perfect boudoir eyes. If you haven’t been blessed with naturally long, lustrous lashes, apply a coat of the Dior Maximiser Lash Primer before your mascara. This wonder serum instantly gives the illusion of longer and thicker lashes, and also provides an ideal base for your mascara to latch on to.
Next, apply generous lashings of a volumising mascara to both your upper and lower lashes. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is my go-to mascara for seductive eyes, offering phenomenal volume and intense jet-black colour in just a few coats. Its smudge-proof formula will mean it won’t budge all night, either!
Binky recommends these products in order to create a smoldering boudoir beauty look
Lastly, to frame your carefully crafted bedroom eyes, add some definition to your brows. The Guerlain Eyebrow Kit includes a range of blendable and long-wearing brow colour powders, designed to adapt to all tones.
Gently sweep the colour onto your brows with the applicator before sweeping the pearly beige highlighter over your brow bone for a seductive arched look.
And that’s it – killer eyes to mystify any man, made in a matter of minutes! You can get all the products I’ve recommended at online beauty boutique Escentual.com.
You may have heard that my 2015 calendar with Signature Calendars is now available. We decided to give the calendar an intimate, boudoir-style vibe, with many of the images featuring me wearing my favourite lingerie by Bluebella.
I adore Bluebella’s lingerie as it provides the perfect blend of girly and sexy, with brilliant quality fabrics and on-trend designs at affordable prices. If you have a sexy night in on the cards and are unsure on what to wear, I thought I’d offer up some sultry suggestions:
Binky also gives her recommendations on what to wear for a grown-up evening in
Bluebella Skylar Bra and Briefs
This gorgeous barely-there bra and brief set with cheeky ruffle detailing is perfect for a subtly sensual look. The feminine pale blue colour coupled with the sheer fabric makes for an erotic ensemble that’s sexy without looking over the top.
Bluebella Vivienne Bra, Briefs and Suspender Belt
If you’re looking to majorly wow your partner, stockings and suspenders offer the ultimate in full-blown seduction.
The Bluebella Vivienne set features soft pink lace juxtaposed with sheer black mesh, as well as bondage-inspired straps for an Anastasia-style effect. The set also comes in a deep midnight blue, a shade especially flattering on paler skintones.
Bluebella Lexi Bra and Briefs
Even if you haven’t got a date with a special someone lined up, there’s something really sexy about having your most gorgeous lingerie on underneath your outfit.
The intricate strap detailing and lace panels on the Bluebella Lexi bra and briefs makes it a truly beautiful set, whether worn to captivate your partner or under your everyday clothes to feel super-confident from within.
See you next week,
Love Binky x