The ‘rock ‘n roll swagger meets edgy elegance’ killer combo of smudgy black liner and come-hither lashes required for this no-fail ‘I’m too cool to care’ look will always leave people thinking you’re a woman with places to go and people to see. That said, letting mascara linger on your lids all night long will have nasty repurcussions. Forgo having to commit the cardinal beauty sin of sleeping with your makeup on, and follow our instructions to get slept-in grungy sex appeal instead…

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1. Set the stage

Cover your lid with a slightly shimmery cream shadow close to your actual skin colour to add depth.

Save: Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadow in Bronze (R 129.95; Clicks).
Splurge: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Vanilla (R 400; Red Square).


2. Embrace the dark side

Apply a wash of matte black or deep brown eyeshadow on the lid, avoiding the crease; before applying matte charcoal grey or warm brown eyeshadow on the lower lash line with a sweeping motion.

Save: Bourjois Smoky Stories in 05 Good Nude (R 149.95; Clicks).
Splurge: YSL Couture Palette in Tuxedo (Price on request; Stuttafords ).


3. Draw the line
Line your lower waterline with a creamy, smooth eyeliner, and blend with the eyeshadow on your lash line using a cotton bud, working it outwards and into the crease for an edgier look.

Save: GOSH Velvet Touch Eyeliner in Black Ink (R 105; Edgars).
Splurge: Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Ebony (R 254; Clinique counters).


4. Invest in liquid assets

Add a bold, slick line of liquid eyeliner along the upper lash line (finish with an optional cat-eye flourish).

Save: Rimmel Scandaleyes Jumbo Liquid Eye Liner in Black 001 (R 89.95; Dis-Chem).
Splurge: Clarins Instant Liner in 01 Black (R 250; Clarins counters).

5. Make brows wow

Boost brow colour and amp up those arches by adding definition with a brow pencil.

Save: Eylure Brow Crayon (R 124.95; Dis-Chem).
Splurge: Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil (R 269; Stuttafords).


If you still feel your brows are lacking some oomph, use a sculpting brow mascara.

Save: Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara (R 99.95; Dis-Chem)
Splurge: Benefit Gimme Brow Brow-Volumizing Fiber Gel (Launching 18 July; selected Edgars stores)

6. Opt for lashes luscious

Apply a volumising mascara for dramatic, chunky lashes to finish the look.

Save: Max Factor Glamour Extensions 3-in-1 Volumising Mascara (R 109.95; Clicks ).
Splurge: Lancôme Hypnôse Volume-à-porter Lash-By-Lash Volume Mascara (R 420; Edgars).



BB Beauties, are you bold enough to try the 'morning after eye' this winter? Let us know below.



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