lid tint

Are lid tints the ultimate lazy girl eyeshadow?

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    Words by Madeleine Spencer

    From the editors of InStyle

    Tried to master a cut crease and failed miserably? Or are you time-starved and just can’t bring yourself to get up ten minutes early to perfect a feline flick? Don’t worry – Jillian Dempsey (yes, wife of Patrick – we. know.) has got the perfect solution in her eponymous makeup range: Lid Tints.

    Part subtle wash of colour, part sheeny eyelid illuminating balm, they are, in the MUA’s words: ‘Lazy girl make-up – think chapstick, but for your eyes.’

    I met up with Jillian, who’s worked with the likes of Kate Winslet, Kristen Stewart and Kirsten Dunst, in between New York Fashion Week shows for drinks and a quick Lid Tints 101.

    Here are Jillian’s Lid Tint tips (try saying that after a few cocktails!):

    Application is easy

    ‘You can absolutely just use your fingers to apply it,’ says Jillian. This is even better news if you’re not into putting effort into make-up as brushes mean regular washing which means faff.

    Don’t worry about what to pair it with

    ‘It’s up to you – if you worry about greasy lids, apply it after a primer. If you want to wear it with liner, it can be used to light the lid up.’

    Smudge it wherever you like – there no rules

    ‘If you like some smudged under your eyes, go ahead.’

    Team with eyeshadow for a great daytime look

    ‘Adding a bit over shadow gives it a little messiness to the make-up – it’s what Kristen Stewart asks for as she loves that look – and in daylight, powdery shadows don’t always look great.’

    For best results, pair with glossy, healthy skin and a dash of bronzer for a modern, pared-back look. Lid Tints, available to pre-order at BeautyMart for £24.50.

    I’m now a convert. Quick. Foolproof. These really are a must for all you time-starved beauty obsessives out there.

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