Makeup Tips for Achieving Striking Eyes
Rules of Enhancement
The secret to a gorgeous gaze? Using soft washes of color to play up the shade you were born with. See how to do it, starting with these application tips:
Draw the liner along your upper lash line, from the inner curve of your iris outward. Smooth base shadow all over your lid with a brush. Then dust the crease of your lid with the darker shadow and blend with a clean brush. “Err on the subtle side,” says Collier Strong, a makeup artist in Los Angeles. And if you prefer neutral shades, black liner and bone shadow work well on everyone.
For Brown Eyes: Pick Purple
Almay Intense i-Color Liner in Amethyst (At drugstores).
Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow in Mischievous Mulberry (esteelauder.com).
Trish McEvoy Eye Shadow in Glamorous (trishmcevoy.com).
For Blue Eyes: Go Bronze
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio in Blue Eyes (at drugstores).
MAC Eye Shadow in Yogurt (maccosmetics.com).
L'Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Ready-to-Wear Shadow Single in Deep Mocha (at drugstores).
For Hazel Eyes: Choose Ivy
Guerlain Eyeliner Pencil in Kohl Me Jungle (neimanmarcus.com).
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in Fawn (sephora.com).
Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Colour in Kombu (shiseido.com).
For Green Eyes: Try Burgundy
YSL Waterproof Eye Pencil in Shimmering Burgundy (yslbeautyus.com).
Sephora Collection Colorful Mono Eyeshadow in Porcelain 25 (sephora.com).
Lancome Color Design Eye Shadow in Colour du Jour (lancome.com).