Makeup trends may come and go, but one thing that will never change? The idea that the eyes are the window into the soul. With this comes the need to emphasize your eyes, to frame them with sharp lines, blended tones, and sharp contrasts. If you’re seeking inspiration, look no further than these three key trends which are impactful, bold, and fun.
Blue is a universally flattering color, especially when it’s cleverly blended to create the illusion of bigger eyes. Start with a dark crayon and line the top and bottom lashes, use a thin brush to slightly smudge it out to soften the effect. Outline this blue with a gorgeous silver tone, and finish by sweeping a paler blue eyeshadow from the inner corner of your eye, out to form a feline flick. Don’t forget the lashings of mascara, and you’re ready to go.
Pushed for time but need to make an impact? This is the perfect look for you. After applying mascara, use a highly pigmented silver cream eyeshadow and bock out the entire upper lid of your eye. Silver catches the light beautifully, so everyone will be drawn to your eyes, but this look can be completed in under five minutes.
This stunning look requires a steady hand, but if you’re willing to put in the time the pay off is immense. Begin by outlining your eyes in black liquid liner. Dust some white or cream eyeshadow in the inner corner of your eye, to make them appear larger. Sweep gold shadow over the upper lid and below the lower lash line. Starting in the middle of your top lid, blend in a chocolate-toned eyeshadow and bring it out to a feline flick. Add mascara, or false lashes if you prefer, and voila! Your look is complete.
If you’re feeling unsteady, take time to practice outlining your eye in liner, or blending eyeshadow. With practice will come confidence, and an increased desire to experiment with new and more complex looks.