Beauty How-To: Wear Khaki Makeup


Editor of Gritty Pretty and Beauty Editor of Famous Magazine chats all things khaki.

Left. Right. Left. Right. Left. Sounds like an army march, doesn’t it? Wrong! Sounds more like eye shadow application techniques if I’ve ever heard them! Y’see ladies, khaki tones aren’t just designated for army pants and combat missions. Military style is not only big news in fashion but it’s bigger news in beauty. Bomb-worthy even. Too much? OK, I’ll halt. I mean, stop.


This season, khaki is body-rolling it’s way onto your nails and eyes for a chic and understated look. Yes, khaki is the new black. Well, for now, anyway. Instead of working your grungy greens safari-style, go tough in cargo pants, power army jackets and tailored high-waisted shorts.  To complement your look, go for sandy and khaki-toned shadows that will make eyes greener and brown and blue eyes stand to attention.  For eyes, prep your lids with a khaki pencil before sweeping M.A.C Eye Shadow in Suptuous Olive, AU$32 (1800 613 828) onto your eyelids for a smouldering and smudged smoky eye.  For nails, you can’t go past the forever-trend-setting-brand-that-is-Chanel. Chanel Le Vernis in Khaki Vert, AU$39 (1300 242 635) which looks primped and polished on perfectly manicured nails.  Now, get back to work and start scouring the web for some army and taupe tones stat. Hurry up soldier! That’s an order…


Read BWA’s first interview with Eleanor here.


  • Reply lovelyloves Thursday 10th November, 2011 at 7:52 am

    I like the bag.

  • Reply simply Saturday 22nd October, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    i didnt know khaki nail polish can be so gorgeous! nice!

  • Reply Emma Tuesday 15th February, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    That jumper is delicious. Where is it from?

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