Smoky eye is the most fascinating makeup you can apply for special events. This is a gorgeous look that matches with all different outfits, and most important with all different colours.

There are many things that makes this black smoky eye gorgeous and different such as the golden sparkly eyeshadow on the lower lashes, the black eyeliner, the grey shimmery eyeshadow and so on.gorgeous eyes

But to have a better idea, lets have a close look to this easy tutorial that shall help you achieve the same look in only few minutes.

Start by applying the base over your eyelids and then add light grey shimmery eyeshadow such as indicated in the first picture. Apply a winged black eyeliner such as indicated in the second picture (if you need help on how to apply a winged eyeliner, please have a look at my previous articles).

Apply black eyeshadow by the end of your eyelid such as indicated in the third picture. Blend the colours well with each other (grey and black) and then with a clean brush apply golden eyeshadow (or golden eyeliner, whatever you find it easier).

Add black pencil, mascara and you are done! This is a perfect eye makeup that I am sure most of you will find as gorgeous as I do.…

Wearing your hair the same way all the time is not ideal, especially when attending important events. You want to look the at your best and that takes time and money if you decide to go to beauty saloons, but after following this easy triple layer braids updo tutorial, you can now create the exact same style in only few minutes.

In order to do this hairstyle you will need long hair, or at least medium hair length.

How to do it? Start by putting your hair into a ponytail, but leave two sections on the sides with which you will create the braids later on. After securing the ponytail on the back of your head, start braiding your hair such as shown in the picture.

Secure them with bobby pins close to the ponytail and then start braiding the entire ponytail and flip it around such as shown below. Use bobby pins to help keep the hairstyle in place. This gorgeous braided updo hairstyle is perfect for evening events, birthdays, weddings ect.

Triple Layer Braids Updo

Product review time! Product review time!!! Come and get it.

The latest addition to the shoe line up in my closet is Nine West’s Sculpted Boot in brown. The shopping part is done, now it’s time to Discuss.Nine West’s Sculpted Boot

I’ve tested it out, worn it around, and finished the video review for you to check out:

A few close ups never hurt. Below are some detail shots since you can only get so much from a webcam…

Below is the actual product shot that is linked to the page where you can go play and shop. Overall, these boots are amazing. I went up a half size, giving my feet a break from the previous pair of brown boots that feel like they have a vice grip on my toes.

The weight of the heel with the platform is beyond manageable, but that said, you don’t ‘feel’ the ground in a hidden platform boot so for some, it can feel a little unsteady. I’m OK with it, and as I said in the video, I won’t be running and marathons in these.

Walking a few blocks downtown is completely possible. I don’t advocate buying shoes you can’t actually walk in. One would think this is common sense advice, but trust me, if you could only see what I walk in with in the morning, you’d agree with me that some designers have it out for women’s feet.

If the shoe has you walking like your on really messed up cobblestones all day long, I say pass. It’s not worth it. The shoe may look hot, you on the other hand will look ridiculous.boot

Whew, tangent. That pretty much sums up this round of Discuss. I’m keeping the boots, they have officially found a new home in the closet, and they’re getting along with all the other boots very well I’m happy to report. No drama.

See more product reviews in Discuss Land here. I’m always on the hunt, constantly crossing out items on that never-ending shopping list, and the trick is figuring out if the product on the web page measures up to the real world.

That is the best part. Well that and checking yourself out in the mirror after you realize you just made the buy of a lifetime. And no, I’m not being overly dramatic thank you.…

If you’re a Montrealer who attends any kind of event, you’ve seen photographer Sylvain Granier, you probably just didn’t realize it. He sprung up, off went his flash and then he was gone before you even knew he was there.

Whether he’s collaborating with MTL Blog, Nightlife, Igloofest, Piknic Electronik or just shooting for himself, he’s always PartyWithSylvain, the guy with the camera and the nose to sniff out the craziest shit-show at the party. His collection of his favourite shots can be found on his website, where you’ll find not only your standard hot girl doing shots, but awesome-looking people with style and downright hilarious moments in time.

With the city’s craziest party months ahead, we asked Granier about being a fly on the wall in the grittiest spots in town;

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TT: I’m looking through your website and it’s obvious your subjects trust you. It looks like either you’re always at the right place at the perfect time, or that you have a gift for making people go wild in front of the camera. How do you explain it?

PWS: Honestly, I don’t know. I don’t do much, I’m just myself. I think people feel at ease around me because I’m sincere and my size can make me seem innocent, which really works in my favour. When you’re small people don’t give you much attention, they can forget you’re there. But when it comes time to take a photo, you’re there. It even happens that I want to take a picture of a beautiful situation but the subject says no, but I usually take it anyway, smile and thank them and it usually works out.

It’s been a long process also, in 3 years of work you make contacts and you see the same faces at night. When people know the guy behind the camera they feel more comfortable because they know my work and we’ve established trust.

TT: Trust is so important. So many party photographers just take the easy route shooting only naked girls with big tits or groups of juice heads holding bottles, there’s no relationship! You manage to capture everyone at the party, even the bored girl leaning on the bar. What exactly are you looking for in a subject?

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PWS: Everything! I find the most dull moments to be more important than the rest. The person hiding in the corner deserves the same attention as the person dancing in the middle of the bar. I’m not looking for anything ordinary, it doesn’t interest me. I like entering people’s bubbles, getting up close. I’m not interested in posed photos of people with their 300$ trophy champagne bottles, it’s lifeless, soulless and boring. People ask for group photos sometimes and I do it so they don’t get pissed, but they never get published. I’m looking for natural, sexy, trashy details. I’m looking for life.

TT: I feel like Winter is dead and Spring brings life to the city, or maybe it’s just me who doesn’t go out when it’s cold. How does the heat effect your photos? Does everyone just go batshit for the next 4 months?

PWS: It’s true that less people go out in the winter, but there’s always tons of parties. It doesn’t really affect my photos except for the fact that women wear less clothing when it’s hot, which always looks great in a shot. Summer brings in new heads like tourists and new students, so I get to photograph fresh faces. Bloc parties and festivals are everywhere, and they’re gold mines for shooting. 

TT: That’s what Montreal is becoming known for. What’s your favourite kind of party or event in the city? I guess what I’m asking you is who throws the best parties?

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PWS: I love festivals and big events, but unfortunately I have to say I don’t know all of Montreal’s nightspots. I rarely go to clubs, I usually go to the same places like Blizzarts, Salon Officiel, Newspeak, Saintwoods parties, Apt 200 and The Velvet are the places to be. 

TT: Sounds like every local’s dream team. Finally, who would be your dream performer to follow around and shoot for the night?

PWS: I don’t know really, maybe Diplo or Skrillex, but It’s more about the event. I would love to shoot at Holy Ship, every Mad Decent event, Fools’ Gold Day Off, those kinds of events. If I had to choose an individual I would say Shash’U, I actually followed him twice in NYC and MIAMI last year but I have to do it again because he’s really nice, talented and a great human being.

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