23 Jan Makeup Tips: How the Celebs Get Stunning Eyes
Our eyes display our personality and emotions, so why not draw special attention to who we are? A little eyeshadow and mascara can do wonders for framing our eyes, and bringing out their vibrancy. We can learn from our favorite celebrity beauties, whose makeup artists know just how to play up this soul-revealing feature.
Traditional Hollywood Glamour:
Think iconic Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, and Jayne Mansfield, followed by modern glamorous ladies Kate Winslet, Vivica Fox and Anne Hathaway. With bold red lip color as a strong focal point, the eyes need to pop without a lot of color. This doesn’t mean the eyes get neglected.
The ’40s glamour look depends on a defined brow. Celebrity makeup artist Jillian Dempsey told Cosmopolitan that she uses Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre brow powder to add color without creating a harsh line. Ulta has a slightly less expensive option from Pur Minerals.
Anne Hathaway and Vivica Fox go with neutral shadow (Stila has a shade for every skin tone) and a lot of smudgy black liner. Makeup artist Dempsey used frosted white shadow for Kate Winslet’s red carpet glamour look. Try BareMinerals wet/dry eye shadow in Snow White. Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, recommends Giella’s b-dazzle to brighten the inner corners of the eye.
Dramatic, thick black lashes are essential to the Hollywood glamour look. Celebrity makeup artist Tom Pecheux used Estee Lauder’s TurboLash for Charlize Theron’s Vogue cover.
Sexy Smoky Eyes:
The smoky eye doesn’t have to be reserved for nighttime wear, and it doesn’t have to be in the black/gray palette, either. It’s all about blending two shades from the same color family together, and choosing flattering tones. While Halle Berry uses the more traditional shimmering silver and deep gray, Natalie Portman blends pale pink and plum.
“Big Love’s” Amanda Seyfried modeled smoky looks for “InStyle,” including an intriguing blend of greens. Makeup artist Mariel Barrera used an emerald shade on the lid, and then an iridescent teal in the crease, and smudged along the lower lash line. Barrera urges plenty of blending to get the colors to “melt together.”
Curled, dark lashes:
Barrera recommends curling your lashes, then applying two coats of Giorgio Armani mascara. For the budget version, try Rimmel’s Volume Flash.
Bright, shocking blues have been seen adorning the eyes of runway models and music stars like Beyonce and Katy Perry. The bolder, the better, and go for a little shimmer, too.
Layer it on. Elle magazine recommends brilliant shadows in colors such as aquamarine, marine blue and Freak Show. Runway makeup artist James Kaliardos recommends a base of cream shadow before dusting on a powdered shade.
Frame the eye by shadowing the lid, crease, and a noticeable sweep along the lower lid. Keep everything above the crease neutral or with a pale highlighter shade.
How to avoid the dreaded blue powder streaks on your face? Use the prefolded edge of a tissue as a guide when you apply color along your lower lid. You’ll get the curve you want, and the loose powder will fall onto the tissue. Dust a little translucent powder under your eyes before you begin, and then sweep it away with a big brush afterward to pull up any stray blue.