Tres Chic: Dua Lipa Ditched The Frosty Eyeshadow Trend For Smokey Wings & We’re Obsessed

Ayushi VermaAyushi Verma  |  Sep 29, 2021
Tres Chic: Dua Lipa Ditched The Frosty Eyeshadow Trend For Smokey Wings & We’re Obsessed


I think we all can collectively agree that no one does a photo dump on Instagram better than Dua Lipa. Yes, we do fawn over every makeup look she posts. She’s never afraid to try out a daring trend or go all out with a bold colour, so you know every look is one that’s worth your attention.

She is the uncontested queen of pop, and there’s no stopping her music trajectory but she is also the ultimate style icon especially when it comes to makeup. The 24-year old knows how to work the enviable bare-faced look but is as striking as ever with an array of vibrant colours and sparkles on her face. From a flashy pink eyeshadow with a wet effect and a sky blue glitter to a pastel yellow lid – we adore the way she pulls off every OTT look.

That said, the singer continues her streak of jaw-dropping beauty moments, sharing a ‘gram of her theatrical eyeshadow wings. The New Rules singer toasted the end of Milan fashion week sporting an eye-catching beauty look that bowled us over. So, if you’re looking to steal some beauty cues for your festive makeup, keep reading to get the play-by-play on this beauty look.

Upgrade Your Regular Cat Eye With Dua Lipa’s Smokey Eyeshadow Wings

Step 1: For That Model-Perfect Base

Fresh, dewy, and flattering – three words that define Dua Lipa’s signature makeup base. So before you start, tone and moisturise your skin with a hydrating cream. Next, apply a strobe cream or a tinted primer that has a halo of its own. Apply it all over your face using either your fingers or a brush. 

Step 2: To Amp Up Your Brow Game

Fill in any gaps in the brows with your eyebrow pencil and feather them out with a spoolie. If you’re blessed with fuller eyebrows, you can just use a brow gel to set it in place.

Step 3: It’s All about The Eyes

Dua is known for her noteworthy eye makeup looks and this one is no exception. It looks tricky but is actually very easy to emulate this eye makeup. All you have to do is apply an eye primer to prep the lids. Then, top it off with a cream concealer and blend. In contrast to the regular smoky eye, this eye makeup look involves smudging it out to form a cat-eye. So grab a black eyeshadow and use a precise brush to trace it as cat eyeliner. Don’t forget to apply it onto the lower lash line as well. Then, use a fluffy brush to smoke it out. Complete the look by drawing a feline flick using black eyeliner. Apply a coat of mascara on the top and bottom lashes or choose a gossamer pair of falsies.

Step 4: Create A Blurry, Soft-Focus Base 

Set the makeup on your forehead, around the chin and nose using a translucent powder to keep it from creasing. With a powder bronzer, warm up your complexion, focusing on the areas where the sun would naturally hit. 

Step 5: For That Picture-Perfect Flush

To mimic Dua Lipa-esque flush, apply a blush on the apple of your cheeks, blend it upwards towards the temple. Then, set the base by spritzing on a makeup setting spray. 

Step 6: Hop On The Brown-Lip Trend

Dua loves a brown lip moment as there’s a lot of versatility with brown lipsticks. All you need to do is focus the liner on the outer corner of your lips before lightly feathering it around the rest of the mouth. Be sure to select a darker shade of brown to get that perfectly plump look. Fill it in with a peachy-nude hue that serves as a 21st-century take on this throwback trend.

Don’t forget to add this look to your festive mood board!

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