It’s time to get gorgeous.
We’ve got seven (count ‘em!) ways to make your eyes totally pop for prom. From
flirtly fake lashes to perfecting your eyeliner, we’re showin’ ya the secrets
of how to play up your peepers.
If you want gorgeous lashes
that flutter (especially while you’re accepting your crown), steal Rosie
Huntington-Whiteley’s dewy and simple spring style.
For the lids: Line with brown
liner. Use a shimmery taupe cream shadow all over the lid, and apply a
highlighter shade under the brow bone.
For the lashes: Curl lashes,
then sweep on one coat of black mascara, being sure to focus the tip of the
mascara brush on the outer corner of your lashes to thicken them out. Use the
brush to smoothly coat lashes and watch out for clumps!
Volum’ Express “The Falsies”, $7, drugstore.com
The smoky eye will never die! Whether suited as a winter warmer or to mystify
those summer nights, smoky eyes remain one of the most gorgeous looks for any
eye color. Love how Mila Kunis wears it with a neutral lip.
For prom, pick a pretty
palette of neutrals instead of blacks and greys, and focus on the two medium
shades—a little less on the darkest shadow of the bunch. You wanna have a
little edge, but not go too over the top. Begin with a brown liner on your top
and bottom lids. Apply the highlighter under the brow and in the inner corners,
and the lighter medium shade over the whole lid. Use the darkest shadow as a
smudgey liner on the top lid. The second darkest medium shade goes in the
crease. A coat or two of brown mascara, and you’re done. Easy!
Physicians Formula Matte Collection
Quad Eye Shadow, Quartz Quartet, $7, drugstore.com
Look #3: Color pop
Don’t be afraid to be bold
like our girl Katy Perry. Add some unexpected shades to your eyes for a fun,
totally fresh look.
While we love KP’s green
underneath her eyes, we’re gonna focus on the purple up top—which is great
‘cause it looks amazing with every skintone and eye color. No need to go overboard: Start
with a black liner. Layer a pale pink shade over the entire lid and up to the
brow bone. Then, just sweep on a dash of purple over the lid and in the outer
corner of your eye in a V-shape, finish with mascara, and presto!
Botanics Eye Colour Duo in Velvet Pansy, $5, us.boots.com
Make your eyes seem wider and
brighter with the addition of white shadow, like Whitney Port.
On your top lid, gently draw a
thin line with black liquid liner, as close to your lash line as possible.
Then, sweep a creamy, shimmery white shadow over your top lid, underneath your
brow. Here’s the kicker—use an angled brush dipped in the white shadow to
lightly line underneath your eyes, too. Add black mascara to your top lashes
only. You’ll be the belle of the ball!
Brown Eye Shadow in Creamy White, $21, sephora.com
Don’t want the spidery lash
effect? Try individual falsies instead of a full set to help create some volume
and sultriness like on Vanessa Hudgens.
We find it easiest to apply
each individual lash with tweezers. Let the glue sit for 10 seconds on the lash
(so it gets tacky) before applying to your lid. Look down at your mirror rather
than up—helps to lay a small mirror on a flat surface. Give it a go!
individual Lashes Set, $6, drugstore.com
Copy Chanel Iman’s cute cateye
look with a combo of gel and pencil liner.
With an angled brush, apply
black gel or cream eyeliner to your upper lid, slightly winging it out at the
outer corner. Then, draw over the line with a black pencil liner to smooth out
the hard edge. Line the bottom lid with black pencil, too, and connect the line
to the wing.
e.l.f. Studio Cream
Eyeliner, Midnight, $3, drugstore.com
Nyx Cosmetics Collection
Noir Skinny Black Liner, $6, ulta.com
Major brows can frame your
eyes like nothing else. To get Lily Collins’ super bold look, use a brow kit
and copper shadow.
Dust the copper shadow over your entire eye,
stopping just short of the brow bone. Use the angled brush in your brow kit to
combine the two powder shades and fill in your brows using short, quick
strokes. A dab of wax keeps any unruliness at bay.
Eyebrow Editor Complete
Brow Kit in Midnight Brown, $19, sephora.com
Nude Matte Eyeshadow in
Blame Midnight, $5, ulta.com
BY CHARLOTTE TANNER ON 3/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN beauty, how to, tips, make-up, eyes, party, spring, formal beauty looks, dance