If you’re navigating midlife and think it’s time to give up rocking (or trying to rock) a smokey eye look, allow this conversation I had with professional MUA Brigitte Caille to disabuse you of that notion—also, see Carine Roitfeld.
I met Brigitte through the #silversisters network on Instagram and quickly asked if I could pick her brain for valuable tips on easy makeup when you’re 50-ish. I’m so glad I did because I finally know how to create a smokey-eye look in under five minutes.
To be honest, I’ve never really had the confidence to try a smokey eye before. In fact, I’m so intimidated by eye makeup in general that I had resigned myself to using only mascara. I just didn’t feel I had the time or energy to experiment, especially when I was sure it would end in me washing my face and going back to the mascara-only look.
If you feel the same way, I promise you’ll change your mind after checking out Brigitte’s tips. And if you’d rather read the steps than watch them, we’ve got you covered.