You know how makeup artists are always saying things like, "A bit of white eyeliner along the rims of your eyelids will perk up tired eyes"? Well, I could never get this trick to work; the white always looked too obvious, so I wound up using my pencils to whiten my nails.
But now I've figured it all out. As it turns out, yes, white eyeliner looks too artificial, but if the eyeliner has just a hint of beigey pink, the trick works wonders. Today, I used Being True dual eyeliner ($18) in Express/Reflect. One side of the pencil is a warm brown shade; the other is a pearly champagne color. I used the brown shade on my upper lash line to define the eye, then used the lighter shade along my lower waterline (the lower lid right above the lower lashes). Magic! The brown gives the illusion of thicker lashes, while the lighter color brings out the whites of my eyes in a natural-looking way. Now I know what these makeup artists have been talking about all this time, as though I've joined a secret cabal of eye-tricking geniuses. To see how it looks, read more.
Well, here you go: a little brighter than usual. And yikes, giant eyes!