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Draw a Line in the Sand

Woman applying eyeshadow

Our skin tone is even, our spots are hidden, and our cheeks are glowing.  Next stop is the eye.  Now there are a myriad of eyeshadows, eyeliners, and all sorts of other products.  But in this series we are discussing the simple basic face, so we’ll focus on simply defining the eye.

With a touch of your concealer to even out the eye area, you can probably get away with basic eyeliner.  Brown and black are good stand-by choices however if you are only adding one product for eye makeup, a hint of color might be a good idea.  Even something as simple as gray can be more eye-catching (pun intended) than brown but not as harsh as black.

If you want to make more of a statement without breaking out the eight-shade eyeshadow palette here is where you can add personal style.  Whether you brighten your blue eyes with teal or make your green eyes sparkle with plum, this one simple pencil can define your eyes and your style.  If you are doing simple everywhere else, try a slight cat’s eye for interest.  If you want your eyes to really pop, consider lining the top and bottom waterlines.

Typically most people stick to the same basic face routine, so to mix it up from day to day, you can keep a small selection of eyeliners around for variety.  On a day to day basis, I use Clinique Cream Shaper For Eyes in Chocolate Lustre.  It is a beautiful bronze brown color and works on a regular basis.  I also keep a few others around for variety, such as Trish McEvoy 24-Hour Eye Shadow and Liner in Glamourous and Smokey Quartz.  These are creamy sticks that really seem to last all day.

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