Attention All Face Mask Wearers: Here’s How to Make Your Eyes POP
Sure, you may be wearing a mask that covers half of your face due to Covid-19, but that just means it’s time to make a memorable statement with your eye makeup.
Now, more than ever, our eyes are the main attraction. And, whether you’re the type of person who likes to wear colorful eyeshadows and liners or you’re prone to more neutral hues — there are plenty of ways to make your eyes do the talking, now that our pretty puckers are hidden behind a mask.
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“The key to making the eyes stand out is to understand your eye shape and what colors will complement your eye color,” says D’Amelio. “Shimmers and a dose of color will also bring attention to your eyes.”
If you’re looking for simple ways to use the trendy pastels that are so popular this season (peach, lilac, soft yellow, and light blue, to name a few), D’Amelio suggests “creating a beautiful monochromatic look using just one color across the lid.” She also loves a simple shimmer alongside a bronze.
If you decide to experiment with a few colors, make sure you take a brush and blend the colors by very lightly swiping across the lid. “Unblended or overdone makeup can be distracting and will actually bring more attention to the poorly executed shadow, than to the beauty of the eye itself,” explains D’Amelio.
Another simple way to make the eyes pop that works for all eye colors and shapes is to apply fuller lashes or a couple of extra coats of mascara and a simple winged liner. The key, according to D’Amelio, is to “keep the eyelid simple and let your liner and lashes speak for themselves.”
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Finally, D’Amelio shares her top picks for the alluring shades that will play up your eyes. She also emphasizes that browns, tans, and nudes work beautifully on everyone, no matter your eye color. If you choose to go this more natural route but want to be just a bit more playful, D’Amelio suggests simply adding a colored eyeliner to further accentuate your eyes.
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Tips for Green Eyes:
If you have stunning green eyes, D’Amelio says she loves “using emerald or hunter green shadows with brown liners to bring even more focus to the natural eye color.”
Tips for Blue Eyes:
No matter what shadow you opt for if you’re hoping to really make your blue eyes stand out, according to D’Amelio, the secret is in the liner.
“Copper and bronze-toned eyeliners are beautiful on blue eyes and will really make them pop,” she says.
Tips for Brown Eyes:
While D’Amelio is quick to say that brown eyes can really use any liner, she loves experimenting with an off-the-beaten-path choice like purple, green, brown, or gold.