Beware the eyes of March
As winter’s dark lipstick kisses its way out, sparkling eyes are back in the spotlight this spring. With a variety of colors and styles popping up from Paris to Milan, you can change your look with a few swipes and a steady hand.
Shades of aqua, fuchsia and lime can add a refreshing twist to even the most timid of peepers. Use a crayon liner or a Q-tip edged in shadow to line the top or lower lid – but not both. With your eyes making such a statement, keep the rest of your skin bare by avoiding bronzer or blush and sticking with a simple clear gloss over lipstick. Top with lots of mascara.
Fashionista pick: Urban Decay matte eyeshadow in Purple Haze, $16
Recessionista pick: CoverGirl eye enhancer in Tempest Turquoise, $5
Tastier than your grocer’s produce section, peach reemerged as a favorite shade for eyes of all colors. Use a sheer, cream based shadow to cover from lash to brow, followed by a single coat of brown mascara on top lashes only. For a triple knockout, add a light dusting of peach blush to the apples of the cheeks and top lips with a creamy peach lipstick.
Fashionista pick: NARS powder blush in Orgasm, $25
Recessionista pick: Revlon powder blush in Perfectly Peach, $8
The cat’s meow
A classic cat eye is one that never goes out of style. Skip the liquid liner and opt for a lightweight pencil in navy, grey or plum, lining the top lids from inner corner to outer edge. Wing the ends with a slanted makeup brush, and top with mascara on top and bottom lashes. Try a berry stain or tinted gloss on the lips to complete your look.
Fashionista pick: Tarte EmphasEYES self sharpening eye pencil in Plum, $18
Recessionista pick: L’Oreal Pencil Perfect self sharpening eyeliner in Paris Blue, $9
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