Whether you’re getting ready for a wedding, a girls’ night out, or a face-to-face client meeting, you may be thinking about trying something new with your make-up. If you avoid lipstick like the plague and are too scared to contour your cheekbones, there’s plenty of eye makeup trends you can try. From false eyelashes to bright eye shadow colors, here are the top makeup trends suitable for any time or place.
Blue Smoky Eye
Blue eyeliner has been a favorite makeup trend since the 80s, so why not take it a step further and try a blue smoky eye? Adding blue to your eyes is a bold way to play up your natural eye color and create a bit of drama, without having to go overboard with glitter and shimmer. The look is simple: try smudging a bit of cobalt metallic shadow right on the lid and just below the lower lash line. Simply smooth and blend, and your blue smoky eye will be ready to take on the world.
Like brows, eyelashes can do much more for your look than you think. Not only do they make your eyes appear bigger, but they can also make your face appear more soft and delicate. For a big DIY lash look, try wearing lash strips or clusters – both are equally effective for creating a doe-eyed look. If you’re new to lash extensions, try starting with lash clusters first, as they provide more control with placement. To create this look, apply the clusters with a small space in between each one. For a more dramatic look, try adding a few clusters along the bottom lash line as well.
While icy, metallic shades tend to be reserved for the winter season, they’ve been slowly creeping into the spring and summer months. To recreate a silver-eyed runway look, use a white cream shadow flecked with silver to create a perfectly dewy look. To make it extra simple, try using an eye shadow stick – they’re especially easy to use and you won’t have to worry about loose powder falling from your eyes. Finish the silver off with black liner and a few coats of mascara, and you’re good to go!
Think of this as the anti-makeup trend – going without any makeup at all can sometimes be the most daring eye makeup look, especially if you’re getting dressed up and going out. It’s been all over the runways, and is an especially good choice if you’re wearing brightly colored clothing or statement jewelry, as you don’t want your makeup to clash or compete with the rest of your outfit. If you still want your eyes to pop, try wearing a nude lipstick on your lids – it’ll make your eyes shine in certain light.
Pops of Color
The easiest way to add a bit of color to your outfit is with pops of color on your face – try using pink lipstick on your eyelids, brush the corners of your lids with a bright eye shadow, or why not use a glittery eye pencil to line your bottom lids? When it comes to colorful makeup, don’t be afraid to try something new. For more inspiration, browse online beauty catalogues and peruse runway snapshots for colorful eyes, lips, and cheeks that’ll take your eye makeup game to the next level.