LBD? Check. Red-soled sky-high stilettos? Check. You even threw in an extra shave session. Now on to perfecting your come-hither gaze (in case we need to remind you, Mother Nature gave you those flirtatious lashes for a reason). Here, San Francisco makeup pro Hillary Clark shares how to get your sexy on.
Fresh and flirty. Start with a matte white shadow applied from lash to brow. Enhance the area above the crease with a soft, matte pink shadow like Makeup Forever Eyeshadow in Matte Flesh Pink to open the eye. Then apply a shimmering white shadow to the inner corner and lower lash line. Finish by lining the outer corner of the eye with a pewter liner like Stila Eye Shadow Pan in Pewter.
Soft and smoky. Line the inner membrane of the top and bottom lash lines with a metallic bronze liner. “I love Urban Decay 24/7 in Underground because it stays put all night long,” says Clark. Sweep a light veil of bronze shadow like the one in the Maybelline Expert Wear Eye Shadow Quad in Sunlit Bronze across the lid and into the crease; then apply it under the lower lash line with a fluffy brush (this look has no sharp lines or angles). Apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
Lots and lots of lashes. Sweep a subtle shade of shimmering beige like L’Oreal Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Iced Latte across the lid, and line top and bottom lash lines with a rich brown eyeliner. Apply a subtle plum-gold shadow like YSL Ombre Duo Lumiere in Silver Gray/ Golden Plum in the crease at the outer corner. Curl lashes and apply a thickening, lengthening mascara like Benefit They’re Real to every lash. Add individual lashes to top and bottom lash lines.
About the Author:Karina Giglio is a lifestyle, beauty and health writer whose work has appeared in numerous national publications including Women’s Health, Washingtonian, Ladies Home Journal, OK!, Allure, Fitness, Marie Claire, Bride’s and The New York Post. She was a regular contributor to makeup.com, and her articles and blog posts can be found on prevention.com, dailyglow.com, yahoo.com and huffingtonpost.com. Karina has worked onstaff at Cosmopolitan and YM, as well as being part of the original Sephora.com launch team