We are creatures of habit, especially in the morning. Whatever is easiest and most accessible as you are rushing out the door is what you will grab. Let’s guess what your make up routine looks like: tinted moisturizer, black liner, mascara, and maybe some gloss. Its boring, its routine, it needs to change. Don’t stop the routine, modify it, with say a splash of colored eyeliner. This is not a drastic change but a subtle difference. Below are some excellent options for trading in black liner for a deep, rich shade.
Brown/Bronze: While it may not be the most daring it maybe the best alternative, especially for those who are fair skinned or have light hair. Black liner can be sever, but brown tones it down a bit. Physicians Formula Gel Creamliner ($11) is a triple pot gel liner that in most varieties has a brown option. The brown is a deep chocolate brown that will compliment any eye color. It is the perfect shade for the office and for a simple look. For a little more drama turn to a bronze or sparkly liner like Jesse’s Girl in Mocha Sparkle ($2). With a built in sharpener this bronze liner has flecks of sparkle that hit the light to brighten eyes.
Purple/Deep Blue: Deep jewel tones add a touch of glamour to an every day look that may not be expected. Try a purple or deep blue for that element of surprise. Almay’s Intense I-Color ($7) in Purple Amethyst is a royal purple fit for a queen. This purple shade will pick up the multifacets of your eye color to give them a whole new look. Compliment eye colors with a navy blue such as Elizabeth Arden’s Smoky Eyes in Black Violet ($17). If that smoky look is what you are after the opposite end of the pensil will help smudge the line for a softer look.
Green: Green may seem the most daring but it is the most fresh when it lines your eyes. Tarte’s Smolder Eyes ($25) in Olive is a shimmery olive green that will turn heads whomever is wearing it. It is somewhat metallic, so it is the perfect liner to reach for when transitioning from day to night. For those with a bit of spring fever and a thirst for pastels try Jemma Kidd’s Iridescent Eye Silk ($20) in Jade. More of a pastel green, this thick liner is the perfect step to try out pastels for that spring look you have not quite built up the nerve to try out. It is a sea foam green with a slight metallic that will open eyes even if they are tired.