With so many different colors and tools on the market, eye makeup for the fall can seem a limitless expanse of choices. The quick tips below help narrow the field to ensure that you have chic and beautiful eyes as the seasons change.
This fall is all about lengthening and defining the lashes. Apply 1 to 3 coats of mascara to darken them. Even if you already have thick lashes, it never hurts to give them a little lift and shape with mascara. For nights when you really need your eyes to pop, try out false lashes for a glamorous show-stopping look.
Line the Tops
In keeping with the lash theme, layer on a strip of dark eyeliner on the top of the eye (but do not sweep it out Cleopatra-style unless it matches the look). Make it thick at the end of the eye, gradually getting thinner as you approach the nose. Do not put any liner on the bottom for a fresh, young look that brightens up the face and opens the eyes.
Subtle: One of two trends for the fall, this one reduces the color. Avoid garish bright neons and punk-rocker glam eyes. Sophistication through minimizing is key for this trend. Neutral tones, champagne colors, pale browns and ambers create soft shadows that naturally enhance the eye. To bring out the color in your eyes and give them depth, put a pale shade on the eye lid and a slightly darker shade in the crease; blend to smooth the edges.
Vivid: The second option for eye shadow, this one comes straight from the runway and uses a coral and orange palette in sweeping arcs across the top of the eye. The lid is always a bright, vivacious color (shimmery metallics work too), and sometimes the color is pulled out to the sides like little wings. Offset the top heavy color with little to no color on the bottom of the eye. Some other Fall colors that work well are teal, cedar green and icy blue.