This is your guide to on-point peepers. We’ve broken down the best techniques to highlight your most alluring features depending on their shape and colour.
We spoke to Makeup Artist and Director of The Future Mrs, Casey Gore, to find out the colour palette for a barely there look or a sexy smoky eye.
look 1 // barely there
Keep it simple with our barely there and colour wash tips for a simple eye-makeover. Find the tones that accentuate your eye colour for peepers that pop!
Start off on the right foot with these eye-makeup basics.
Lancome Grandiose Liner $56.00 // Maybelline Full 'N' Soft Mascara $14.95
Focus on using colours that will complement your eye colouring and complexion, whether you need a colour injection to perk up your day or want a natural ‘barely there’ effect.
blue eyes - Keep colours warm with a hint of coral undertone: pink, peach, grey, silver, blue and charcoal.
Guerlain Écrin Shalimar Eye Shadow Palette $60.00
green eyes - Coppers and rose gold work best: dark purple, warm metallics, chocolate, mustard, champagne, taupe and yellow.
Revlon - Fiery Temptress Collection PhotoReady Primer + Shadow - $25.95
brown eyes - Keep all colours warm and neutral: mocha, beige, brown, charcoal, blue, plum and gold (avoid silver as it will make you look washed out).
Tom Ford Cream Colour for Eyes in Spice - $58.00
hazel eyes - Keep colours warm and earthy: metallics, soft pink, brown, mustard, grey, olive green and dark blue.
Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Limited Edition Palette - $89.00
look 2 // smoky eye
Creating a flawless smoky eye for those glamorous nights out is not a ‘one size fits all’ kind of arrangement. The shape and positioning of your eyes plays a big part in the techniques you use to create that mysterious smoky effect.
Gore suggests, “For a smoky eye take a clean dome shape blending brush and add a translucent powder to soften eye shadow, it will act as an eraser for any harsh edges.”
close-set eyes Use lighter colours on the inside of your eyelid and darker colours on the outside – start light in the corner, medium in the middle of the lid and finish with dark at the end.
M.A.C Eyes on MAC Collection in Navy Times Nine - $65.00
wide-set eyes Begin with a light colour all over the lid and on the brow bone, work your medium shade from the outside of the lid in. Brush a darker shade across the top lash line and blend inwardly.
monolid eyes Create shape and depth with an eyeliner along the top lashes, then blend colours from dark to light upwards from the top lashes.
Revlon Colourstay 16 hour Eye Shadow - $23.95
hooded eyes Open up eyes using a highlighter on the inner corner of the lower lash line and the brow bone. Avoid using a dark colour all over the lid – apply to the outer corner of your eye and contour up over the hooded area.
deep-set eyes Bring eyes ‘forward’ with a highlighter applied to the lids, in the eye crease and the inner corners of the eyes. Use a metallic shimmer to ‘pull’ your eyes forward – avoid using dark colours across the entire lid.
prominent eyes Use a thick liner along upper lash line and a dark tone across the lid. Apply the darkest shade to the middle of the lid and highlight the brow bone area.
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Image 1: Hair Rhiannon Dimaria using Kérastase, Makeup Helen Samaryan using Tom Ford, Photography Tãne Coffin, Stylists Kimberlee Kessler & Rosemary Slade
Image 2: Hair Rhiane Schroder, Makeup Helen Samaryan using Tom Ford, Photography Bonnie Hansen, Stylists Kimberlee Kessler & Rosemary Slade