I learned this little trick from my idol Mary Greenwell when we were on a press tour in Rome, Madrid and London (she was doing Cate Blanchett’s makeup and I was doing Geoffrey Rush’s grooming for Elizabeth The Golden Age). I love that it’s incredibly subtle but brings the lid to life with a tiny twinkle when you blink or look down. No glitter. Nothing to hit you over the head. Just a hint of frost to catch and reflect the light. Here’s how:
- Your Favorite Eye Shadow — I used this lavender shadow quad ($$$) on Eva because the shades of purple are universally gorgeous on every skin tone but this lilac one ($) is less of an splurge!
- A Lighter Shadow For The Pop — pick a slightly frosted shade so it catches the light like this one in Ice ($$) or this one ($).
- A Slightly Darker Shadow To Wet and Use As A Liner — I used the darker purple shadow from the palette.
- Your Favorite Lash Curler — I know everyone loves the Shu Uemura Curler and I love it too because it’s ultra-wide, but this one has the strongest pinch I’ve ever found!
- Your Favorite Mascara — I used this favorite one on Eva to really separate and coat each lash.
- Sweep the lavender/lilac shade all over the lid and crease.
- Trace it along the bottom lashes as well.
- Press your finger into the frosted lighter shade and stamp it on the center of your lid. You might have to do it twice to really make it pop!
- Wet a liner brush and dip it in the darker shadow. Trace it along the upper lashline. You can also wing it out like I did.
- Pinch the lashes with the curler.
- Finish with a couple coats of mascara.
Heaven! And speaking of, I was lucky enough to convince the heavenly Eva Amurri Martino to model for us! You probably recognize her from Undateable, Californication and Saved, or because she looks a lot like her mom Susan Sarandon! She just launched her new lifestyle blog Happily Eva After and it will quickly become one of your favorite reads. So good!