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The ideal shade of eye makeup should make your eyes the center of attention, but if you glam it up with the wrong colors, you could be making a fatal fashion mistake. You want to highlight your best features and let your eyes pop without applying so much makeup that you look like a horror movie reject. Choosing the right colors and types of eye makeup can light up your face and leave you looking fresh, natural and totally feminine.
Even the most expensive eye makeup in the world shifts and creases into the fine lines around your eyes, so put your color on lockdown with a primer. Apply your normal foundation to your entire face, but skip your eyelids. Pat an eyeshadow primer from your lash line to the underside of your eyebrow. Keep your eyes closed for 30 seconds to allow the primer plenty of time to dry without wrinkles.
Eye shadow should highlight your natural beauty, so pick a color that accentuates both your pale skin and your eye color. Ladies with pale skin and light blue or green eyes look smashing in shadows such as a silvery pewter. For dark-eyed divas, including those with brown and hazel eyes, pick up a palette with a variety of brown. If you’re indecisive and can’t pick a particular color, reach for a neutral shade such as cream or champagne.
Eyeliner isn’t the wide, winged fashion beast it was in the 1960s; it’s still one of the best ways to accentuate your pretty peepers, but it’s been toned way down. Steer away from raven black liners, opting for a tamer shade of brown that doesn’t wash out your pale skin. To play up the luminosity and lightness of your skin, pair a touch of glittery silver liner with plum or emerald eye shadow.
Mascara is made for giving you big, glamorous eyes, but too much mascara leaves you looking more arachnid and less beautiful. The super-bold statement of black mascara is too much for pale-skinned ladies, so pick up a tube of rich brown or even clear mascara if you like the look of your natural lashes. Curl your lashes and apply a single coat of mascara, letting it dry completely before brushing out clumps.