November 8, 2010 at 10:07 am , by Fang
I don’t tend to wear much make up on a regular basis–I believe that less is more. This is especially true for days where my to-do list is a mile long and I have to be out the door in 5 minutes, and don’t have time to worry about a mid-day touch up.
The only thing I always spend a minute on, however, are my eyes. They can look sleepy even when I’ve just woken up! I asked New York-based makeup artist Emily Kate Warren for some of her best minimal makeup tips that help eyes pop.
The easiest way to bring the focus to your eyes is to find their complimentary colors. This means that orange—or better yet coppers and bronzes—work well with baby blues. Flatter green eyes with shadows that have red undertones. “Pink shades can look amazing around the eye, just smudge around the lash lines,” says Warren. Have brown peepers? Lucky for you, they look great with just about anything.
Lining the upper inner rims of your eyes with black liner will make lashes look fuller. Warren recommends Cover Girl Liquiline Blast in Black.
Instead of mascara, use half of a lash strip from a set of false lashes. Apply them from the center of your eye outward. You’ll notice that your eyes look wider and lifted.
For more eye-opening tips (and a few great mascara recommendations), check out our “Big, Beautiful Lashes” story in our November issue.