5 Eye Makeup Looks for Summer
Before we are relegated to the classic, staid looks for fall (pretty as they may be), let’s enjoy our Memorial Day to Labor Day interim by testing out our wildest, off-the-beaten path eye makeup looks. From neon lids to a glittered gaze, here are the top five eye makeup effects you’ll want to rock to your next rooftop gathering.
Pair it with a popsicle lip (like Mary-Kate is, above) and pity anyone with the misfortunte of standing near you at a party. Keep in mind a bronzey eye looks best with either no liner or a brown liner that’s heavily smudged–sharp lines take away from the bedroomy effect. I like MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Bronze ($15) paired with Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss in Garnet ($22).
Don’t be unnerved by neon liner–anyone can rock it, especially when you pair it with a neutral lip. Think of it as the beauty equivalent of a bright pink dress with nude pumps. For a gorgeous gaze, try yellow (like the gal above), green or blue. Try Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Liner in Gold 9L ($18). It lasts until you physically remove it with makeup remover. Need a rec? Almay’s new Lash Care Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads ($6) do yeoman’s duty when it’s time to say buh-bye to your look.
A bold blue mascara makes your eyes look whiter, brighter and more rested. If you’ve been out late and have to fake freshness at work the next morning, a depuffing eye cream and a royal blue mascara like Maybelline Great Lash’s iteration ($5) are the makeup equivalent of an extra few hours of sleep. Purple is great on brown, hazel or green eyes, too.
This look is surprisingly low-key when paired with a nude-pink lip and minimal other makeup. A festive way to get your gold on? Urban Decay Heavy Metal Metallic Glitter Liner ($18), which is buildable. You can layer on several coats to mirror the look above, or you can simply swipe on a thin coating of barely-there glow.
Luminescence in the inner corners amps up your eye makeup look for evening, when paired with a softly smokey gray eye and lots of mascara, like Olivia Wilde’s rocking above. For a one-product way to achieve the look, try CoverGirl Smoky Shadow Blast in Onyx ($8), which boasts a shimmery white and black cream shadow in a single tube, each housed at either end.