Most of us don’t make the most of our eyes. A quick lick of mascara and you think you’re good to go. Well no, you’re not. Open up your eyes and make the most of what you have. And use a shade that suits the colour. Purples for green, brown for baby blues and navy blue for brown eyes…
We have teamed up the Daily Record to keep you right on all your beauty needs – and as always we have great products to give away.
So once you are using the right colour, check out some of these great products too.
1. M.A.C Senior Artist Rebecca Butterworth says: “If you have green eyes – wear aubergine/plum/or red brown liner – try MAC ‘Macroviolet’ Fluidline, £15, which is a gel eyeliner giving you transfer resistant, water resistant wear, or MAC ‘Prunella’ eye kohl for a softer, smudgier line. If you have blue eyes – wear rich brown liner with gold flecks. Try MAC ‘Rich Ground’ Fluidline or MAC ‘Teddy’ eyekohl.
“If you have brown eyes, navy blue really makes your eyes look richer, and more chocolatey. Try MAC Fluidline in ‘Waveline’ or MAC Technakohl in Auto da Bleu.
“If you have hazel eyes, you can bring out the amber tones in your eyes by using a green or khaki liner. I recommend MAC’s ‘Minted’ eyekohl, £18, or MAC ‘Desires And Devices’ Superslick liquid eyeliner, £21. All eye colours will be intensified by wearing black eyeliner.”
2. Susan Posnick ColorEyeDefine is a brilliant product that combines liner and eye shadow in one handy pencil. The sleek, easy to use and portable eyeliner/shadow duo is a great way to take your look from day time cool to night time minx in just a few simple steps. Consisting of a slender eye liner pencil on one side in deep aubergine, the angled liner is thin enough to define, yet soft enough to blend as a shadow. Make your line thin, make it thick – this easy to use liner can be angled to the thickness you want and is super soft so it won’t drag over the lid. £25.50; SkinBrands – 05603 141956/Web address: www.skinbrands.co.uk or www.johnandginger.co.uk
3. Origins products are always a favourite and when it comes to mascaras, they are coming up to the mark too. GinZing Mascara promises to lift and lengthen and makes a fantastic job of improving your lashes. One to watch. £17.50 and 0800 731 4039/ www.origins.co.uk
4. Suncoat has created this innovative Natural Mascara by using sugar-based biopolymers instead of using synthetic chemicals, such as the binder PVP (polyvinyl pyrolidone), commonly used in conventional mascaras. Suncoat Natural Mascara is coloured with natural mineral pigments. It is not coloured with FD&C dyes and is free of fragrance, parabens and alcohol and therefore a much kinder choice for sensitive eyes. Lengthen your eyelashes naturally! Mascaras, £11.50; eyeliners, £12.80; www.gentlebodycare.co.uk or call 0800 594 7706 for stockist details.
5. Max Factor, known for its iconic mascaras is launching a brand new collection, NEW Eye Brightening Tonal Black Volumising Mascaras. Light reflecting particles and gem-toned colour beads add a subtle brightening effect to enhance the natural colour of your eyes while giving fuller, more voluminous lashes. There’s one for every eye colour including Black Pearl for brown eyes, Black Sapphire for blue eyes and Black Ruby for green eyes.
Pat McGrath, Global Creative Design Director for Max Factor says: “I love this latest Max Factor mascara innovation – Eye Brightening Tonal Black Volumising Mascara – as it gives an almost hypnotic effect to eyes by creating the illusion of brighter, shimmering eyes and fuller lashes. The magic of course is in the formula, which includes twinkling light reflecting particles that act as gorgeous dazzling mirrors and tiny gem-like micro-beads.”
Max Factor introduces NEW Eye Brightening Tonal Black Volumising Mascara: a tonal black mascara that brightens your natu¬ral eye colour, whether it’s brown, blue, or green, and volumises lashes delivering an enhanced eye look. £6.99 from Boots.