Flaunt It Friday: Play Up Those Eyes
While fresh faces will be a big focus for 2015, the eyes have it as well! Whether you're painting the town this weekend or just practicing your technique, there are a slew of eye looks you can create that draw from the runway, the magazine pages, and beyond.
Color Pop — A lot of designers ensured that all eyes were on their models with vibrant pops of color on their lids. But you're not limited to bits of blue; Revlon's PhotoReady Eye Art Lid+Line+Lash not only provides several ways to wear the product, but also comes in an array of rich, jewel tones that are perfect to wear any time of the year. Feel free to fill the lid up to the crease with the cream shadow and then line the lashes with the glitter. If you're looking for a little more dimension, use Honeybee Gardens Eye Shadow Palette in Party Girl to play up the outer corners of the eyes. Just dot the color on before using a fluffy shadow brush to blend it into the rest of your eye look. If you want to create a rainbow effect, L'Oreal's Colour Riche Quad in Neon Skirt allows you to mix and match with a layered eye look worthy of an Instagram snap.
Cat-Eye Cute — There's nothing as striking as bolt of bold liner. While we don't recommend sleeping in your makeup, you create a similar effect by lining your waterlines with Pixi's Endless Silky Eye Pen and smudging with a cotton swab for that lived-in look. If the classic cat-eye makes you want to take a cat-nap, never fear! Using a pen like Maybelline's Eye Studio Master Precise Liquid Liner gives you the freedom to create different shapes and angles, so don't be afraid to get Twiggy with it and sweep it into the crease for a graphic, modern motif. If you need a little more control, Sonia Kashuk's Dramatically Different Defining Long Wear Gel Liner glides on easily, especially with an angled liner brush, and lasts for hours without budging.
Smoked Out — This eye look is the most searched on the Internet, but the technique isn't hard to master if you have the right tools. If you're not sure where to start, e.l.f.'s Flawless Eyeshadow has the the step-by-step embossed in the shadow itself. Once applied, you can blend from the lashline to the crease with a fluffy brush to blend seamlessly. If you're not sure which shades are suitable for you, Almay's Intense i-Color Smoky-i Eyeshadow comes in shades that will make your natural eye color pop. If you're in a time crunch and have no tools, Maybelline's Eye Studio Master Smoky Shadow Pencil puts the power in a swipe on one end and a smudge on the other end.