October 19, 2012
They say the eyes are the windows to the soul - so why not give 'em a little window dressing? Even simple eye makeup can really make your peepers pop, and for a night out on the town, nothing will get you more attention than a sultry, smokey look or a bold splash of color.
Even if you rarely wear makeup, dressing up like the stars can be fun for a night on the town. The right beauty products won't hide who you are, but they'll enhance your natural beauty to show off your best self.
Here are three simple, easy-to-recreate eye makeup trends that anyone can pull off, whether you're a cosmetics newbie or a total runway diva.
Shimmer and shine
A little bit of sparkle goes a long way, especially when it comes to eyeshadow. If you don't want to go all-out with bright colors, you can let your natural beauty shine with neutral shadows with plenty of shimmer. The highlighting power of sparkle will help your eyes glow, so that wink you give the cute guy across the bar will be even more enchanting.
Thick, natural eyebrows
Over-tweezed eyebrows are out. These days, it's all about embracing a more natural look - and that includes big, bushy brows. Sure, it's good to pluck away stray hairs and give your brows some definition, but take your cues from starlets of old like Aubrey Hepburn and let a thick, dark style lend some elegance to your look.
If your brows are naturally wispy, you can add some drama with Colorescience Brow Palette.
Thick liner is the perfect way to accentuate your eyes, but pencil tends to smudge and wear throughout the day. If you want eyeliner that'll stay put all day (or night) long, the liquid variety offers long-lasting definition that's dramatic yet elegant. It may take a steady hand to apply, but the results are worth it. And with a variety of color options, you can select something fun and unexpected to complement those brown doe eyes or baby blues - or you can opt for classic black for a timeless style.
The one caveat of liquid liner, however, is that you'll need something a little stronger than soap and water to wash it off. Try Elemis FreshSkin Make-Up Away Cleansing Wipes to remove all traces of even waterproof liner before you hit the hay.