Walk the Line

I am a big fan of emphasizing the eyes. When done properly, your eyes will last all day and night, unlike lips which require lots of ladylike touch ups. The best way to accentuate your eyes is to use eyeliner and mascara. The whole point of eyeliner is to define your eyes and make your lashes look rich and abundant. Anyone can, and should, wear black eyeliner, but for extra impact you may want to enhance the color of your eyes. I’m often asked to make personal makeup recommendations {one of the many perks of the job} and everyone wants to know what color works best for them. Your eye color serves as the best guide. I’ve previously posted on how to best accentuate your eyes, seen here.

Instead of the old-fashioned and dated notion of wearing eye makeup colors that match {Matching: I hate it in fashion, I hate it even more in makeup} your iris, opt instead to select colors that are the opposite. For example, red is the opposite of green. Rust and cranberry shades look amazing on green eyed gals, they pull the color from the eyes like no other. Here are some of my favorite brands and shades of eyeliners:

Green eyes- To draw attention to green eyes, you can’t beat red based browns and plummy purples. Think about red and green at Christmas time, how vibrantly the colors play off one another. Look for a rust or aubergine shade to make your emerald eyes pop.

M.A.C. Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Stubborn Brown

M.A.C. Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Permaplum

M.A.C. Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Bordeauxline

M.A.C. eye shadow in Cranberry

Brown eyes-For brown eyed girls I love greens, blues, and grays. Brown eyes are lucky, they can wear whatever shade they like to make the most of their sepia hued eyes.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Ivy Shimmer Ink

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Denim Ink

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Graphite Shimmer

Blue eyes- Put emphasis on blue eyes by using warm shades. Orange based browns, golds, and coppers make eyes look ridiculously blue.

M.A.C. Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Bountiful Brown

M.A.C. Eye Kohl in Rosemary & Thyme

M.A.C. Eye Kohl in Teddy

Brown eyed girls like Beyonce look beautiful in blues

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6 Responses to Walk the Line

  1. I hate twilight and all it’s accompanying idiocy with a passion but K Stew wasn’t that terrible in the Runaways or Avdentureland.

    She’s suppperr pretty of course and has these incredibly sultry eyes. Gorgeous!

  2. PS- Thanks for this! I have chocolate brown eyes and use a lot of blue :) And black of course. I am yet to try green ;D

    Sephora has a really great grey liner.

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