By Patricia Reynoso
Black liner swept across the top lid makes a bold yet elegant statement that needs very little else: Think Angelina Jolie, who's hardly ever photographed without her signature eye look. The trick, says Ashunta Sheriff, a makeup artist who works with Alicia Keys and other celebrities, is to swap your pencil for a liquid or gel liner. (Sheriff is a fan of Vincent Longo's Liquid Eyeliner in Black.) "Close the eye and, starting at the inner corner, move the line outward and wing it slightly at the end," she advises. "If you have trouble holding your hand steady, create little dashes along the lash line and go back and connect them." Stick to a neutral tone, such as MAC Eye Shadow in Bisque a muted pinky-beige shade, on the rest of the lid.