Best of … dramatic eye makeup
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
Contributed by Rosemary O’Brien, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
Are you always at a loss when you need dramatic eye makeup for a party or that occasional walk down a red carpet?
I envy the woman who has it all together complete with the mod eyes sporting beautiful colors in an artful arrangement. If you want your eye makeup fabulous, take a look at these beautiful colors and helpful tips from the pros.
Start from the inside
Everyone knows you have to feel good about yourself to look good. All of the spas in the world promote that feeling of wellness before you even begin to make your outside look good. My Spa Shop helps with a number of pampering beauty baskets to get the inside ready to help your outside look fabulously dramatic.
Primers for the entire face
Face primers are a definite when it comes to basic beauty supplies. Imagine this mineral foundation primer swept over the skin creating a prepped canvas ready for foundation, bronzer, and blush. Don’t forget eyeshadow primer to keep that vibrant color throughout the day. All of these beauty basics are sure to keep your makeup in place and looking flawless as you worry about more important things in your day – like grabbing a coffee during your five minute break.
Work with classic colors
Cosmetics companies have a great idea that is not at all new. Why not use dramatic eye makeup during the day? You can do it if you use colors that are still dramatic, but in more neutral color schemes. Try a deep, chocolate brown at the edges of your eyes or in your crease. Pair it with a lighter honey color and some chocolate eyeliner and you have dramatic eyes for your daytime pleasures.
The Redhead Challenge
Redheads usually have a difficult time finding just the perfect eye makeup colors to go along with their unusual hair color. Some tend toward more orange-red hair while others have more brown tones. That is why Just for Redheads came to be with Redhead Eye Colors from Just for Redheads. Colors such as Moss or Storm can help whatever eye color you are working with stand out in a crowd – or stand out against your vibrant ginger hair.
These Two Faced Shimmer Veils
Glitter and sparkle
These Two Faced Shimmer Veils by Beauty Bridge adds a whole other level to dramatic eye makeup techniques. You simply sweep these glitter-infused sparkles gently over your existing eye makeup or even over bare eyelids. With colors that mix pink color with purple shimmers or one that looks like a freshly-minted copper penny, your eyes will stand out as you dance the night away or just go to dinner with the girls. It’s up to you how dramatic or tame you want to makeup your eyes. These shimmer veils do all the work and bring out the “glam” in glamorous!
Jewelry for your eyes
When I went in for my first pair of you-have-wear-them-all-the-time eyeglasses, I had a very wise salesperson. She told me to think of eyeglasses as jewelry and she was right! If you have to wear eyeglasses, why not treat them like an important accessory! Debby Burk Optical gets this by the look of her designs. Wearing one of these eyeglasses with bling will make dramatic eye makeup pop by virtue of their style alone. Try pairing deeper colors with a pair of eyeglasses that sport rhinestones along the sides. On the other hand, if you really love your makeup, try a pair with no visible frames, just clear glass.
It is easy to work dramatic eye makeup into your daily routine. Try vibrant colors that complement your skin, your hair and, of course, your eye color. As you can see here, the options are virtually unlimited. From deep colors to glimmering veils to colors that work with different hair colors, you can find that perfect look with little effort.