5 Eye Makeup Tricks

November 20, 2012

Mixing and matching your clothes into outfits can feel like an art form. Whether taking a pantsuit and finding brand new combinations with other pieces of your wardrobe to make several edgy outfits or taking a pair of jeans and cutting them up into shorts to wear during the summer, there are countless ways to use fashion to showcase your creativity. But in addition to using your clothes to show off your stylistic sensibilities, you can use your makeup to stay trendy and creative, too. If you are looking for a few new ideas to make your eye makeup as stylish as your outfits, here are five to get you started.

Eye Makeup

Below are five of the latest eye makeup tricks seen on the runways and the streets of fashion capitals like New York City and Paris.

Fall Eye Makeup Trick #1: Brown Smoky Eyes

The fall is all about feeling cozy and warm in dark earth tones. Camel hair coats, lusciously soft sweaters, and dark cashmere scarves all fit in with these themes. Your eye makeup can be earth toned too. This fall is all about brown smoky eyes. On the runways for Burberry and Blumarine, fashionistas saw sooty colors like brown and taupe, applied with a medium sized brush and finished with rich espresso colored eye pencil around the inner lash. Keep the color diffuse and soft, not hard with a defined outer line.

Fall Eye Makeup Trick #2: Cat Eyes

If you are looking for a bold look to go with your new fall wardrobe, then this might be the evening eye makeup trend you have been waiting for. Cat eyes have been seen on celebrities like Kim Kardashian and her ubiquitous sisters. They are dramatic, and should be done to an exaggerated effect with black liquid liner. The Lanvin runway showed this look in a possible homage to the great fashion icon Brigitte Bardot.

Fall Eye Makeup Trick #3: Cobalt Blue Accents

Bored with the basic eye color shades of brown and black? Ready for something more daring and attention grabbing? Nothing makes a statement like cobalt blue. Risk taking and pioneering fashion designers like Anna Sui and Stella McCartney both used the hue in their fall shows. Simply line the top lid with the bold color and finish with matching mascara. Then sit back and watch the heads turn.

Fall Eye Makeup Trick #4: Dark Green and Mysterious

Another beautiful eye trick being seen on the runways this fall? Rich, dark jewel-toned greens. This is not an earthy green, it’s a mysterious and sexy green. Jason Wu did beautiful work with emerald colored shadows, with wings that passed the outer corners of the models eyes. Try gunmetal or charcoal if you’re looking for a more subtle effect and finish with plenty of jet black mascara.

Fall Makeup Trick #5: Bold Eyebrows

Your eye makeup goes beyond the lids. A striking, well-groomed brow can make a big difference in how dramatic your eyes look. In a nod to the sixties and the ladies of that decade like Liz Taylor, strong brows are making a comeback. Filled with a little pigment, shaped into a dramatic arch, and brushed to perfection, strong brows provide a perfect fashion forward fall eye makeup look.

These are just a few of fall’s latest trends in makeup. Match the best eye makeup option to your outfit. Keep your face polished and clean, and if you forgo a bold eye, try a strong lip instead. Many people think fall is fashion’s best season and that is not limited just to the clothes! The most important part: have fun with it – it’s only fashion!

About the Author: Emily Joseph has been writing about Lasik here for many years. When she’s not writing, you can find her keeping up with the latest trends in the healthy industry and taking time to enjoy the simple things in life.

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