Cosmo US introduces us to the hottest shades this season. Shades that don’t immediately scream eye makeup! But some rules were made to be broken. Try these fresh-off-the-runway looks right now.
Canary becomes surprisingly wearable when peaired with brown, says Kabuki, the makeup artist who created these eye-catching trends.
This Oz-like shade — voted hue-of-the-year by color authority Pantone — gives a mysterious, who’s-behind-the-curtain vibe.
You may have tried peach…possibly even Creamsicle. But the most OMG! )in a good way) way to wear orange on the eyes is Day-Glo style. Rock it and gain instant trendsetter status.
Love options? Try this two-for-one design. Straight on, it looks like a cool cobalt cat eye. But from the side, a graphic butterflylike look appears.
You’re probably a pro at blending three shadow shades on upper lids, thanks to the smoky-eye obsession.
But the coolest new way to combine colors is actually on lower lids, in a horizontal color-block pattern.
THe secret to pulling off pink eyes (without looking like you have pinkeye): wear electric (not pale) pink on lash lines and lashes. “Owning the color in a big, bold way looks purposeful,” says Kabuki. It looks amazing on everyone but especially makes green eyes pop.
Cosmopolitan USA March 2013. By Marta Topran – Photographs by David Oldham