We went to Selfridges to watch Lancome UK makeup ambassador
Alex Babsky show us how to work with the gorgeous
new Hypnose Palettes.
Drama, Doll and Star eyes
Above: a selection of the Hypnose palettes
Lancome signed make up artist Alex Babsky as their
first UK Makeup Artist Ambassador in February 2013
Alex currently works with photographers Rankin,
Mary Rozzi, Jason Hetherington and John Paul Pietrus
and titles including i-D, Instyle, Stylist, Glamour, Grazia and Times Luxx.
His first project with Lancome was
Head of Lancome BAFTA Makeup Artist team
where he worked with Olga Kurylenko, Sarah Jessica Parker and Elizabeth Olsen
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Make up by Alex Babsky
Lancome's UK Make up Artist Ambassador
Elizabeth OLSEN in Chanel and Sarah Jessica Parker in Elie Saab
at the BAFTAs Feb 2013
Makeup Alex Babsky at Lancome
So Alex started with DO4 Lumiere D'Azur from the Doll Eyes
collection and with the mid tone brushed a line close under
the lower lashes sweeping up to the side
Watching Alex at work ...
Alex then took the mid shade, and brushed all over the socket sweeping up
at the sides. On top he wet the brush and used the darkest shade of blue
in the middle to get a very intense sapphire blue and shaded in the whole
of the lid up to the socket line.
In the middle of the lid, Alex applied the lightest shade
with his ring finger for illumination and sparkle.
and in the very corner with the brush the other light shade
Then Alex drew with black eye liner very close
to the lashes to emphasise the lash line
and applied Hypnose Mascara for Volume and length
One Hypnose Palette eye in Lumiere d'Azure complete
Now for the other eye repeating the same steps.
Brushing the line under the lashes to lay down the shape
filling in the lid and socket with the mid tone sweeping up at the sides
Alex's hand looks like an artist's palette! Xx
Applying the deepest shade with a wet brush for an intense result
Blending the shade when dry - sweeping up at the sides ...
After applying the eyeliner and light illuminating shades on the centre
of the lid and inner corner of eye, Alex carefully coats the lash with Hypnose Mascara
The result with neutral coral lips and blush looks beautiful.
So Hypnose Palettes are available in 12 shades divided into
3 looks Star, Drama and Doll (from left to right below)
Above: ST1 Brun Adore, ST2 Kaki Chic
ST3 Terre d'Ivoire ST4 Gris Fume
Above Anti clockwise: DR1 Bain de Minuit, DR2 Mon Smoky
DR3 Vert Mystere and DR4 Violet Magnetique