The eyes and lips often get the most attention out of all your facial features, so be sure to keep yours looking great. No matter if you have brown eyes, green eyes, blue eyes, or hazel eyes, a new shade of eye shadow could be just what you need to chase away the winter blues. We’ve interviewed the pros and can’t wait to tell you all about the hot eye makeup colors and trends for winter 2012. Read on to find out what colors you should add to your makeup stash.
Consider these sexy, sassy, and bold eye makeup looks from the pros to get you through the winter of 2012 with gorgeously done up eyes.
Winter 2012 Hot Eye Colors: Black, Midnight Blue, Grey
“The look right now is a thin to thick eyeliner or eye shadow in black, midnight blue or grey that extends outside the lash line and is paired with a neutral lid, giving a sultry, sexy look,” says Victoria Collotta, Spa Director at Jaie3 salon.spa.beautique in Medfield, MA.
To achieve this hot winter 2012 eye color look, Victoria Collotta shares the following step-by-step instructions:
1. Apply eyeliner or eye shadow starting at the middle of your eye, above the iris. Stay close along the lash line using a small, angled brush and work the liner into a thicker, smudged line at the outer edge, using a sponge-tipped brush.
2. Consider using a lash conditioner (Recommendation: Jane Iredale lash/brow conditioner) before applying mascara to achieve a “clumpy” outer eyelash look.
3. Apply false eyelashes to the outer corners of your eyes for a more dramatic look, especially in the evening.
4. Keep your lids relatively neutral as the emphasis should be on your lashes and liner.
Tip: “For a softer, smokier look, substitute blue for a plum blended with black or grey, or use gold blended with espresso,” Collotta recommends.
Photo Credit: Photo of the black, midnight blue, and grey look – Courtesy of Victoria Collotta
Winter 2012 Hot Eye Colors: Bold Jewel Tones
If you’re feeling vivacious, don’t be afraid to let it show. Darker, bolder eye colors are also a great fit for the winter 2012 season, giving you a pop of color that looks fab with so many fashions. Consider these tips from professional makeup artists.
“The trend for makeup this season is sassy and sexy BOLD jewel toned colors!” says Amy Brackman, makeup artist and owner of Luxe BeautiQue in Swampscott, Massachusetts. “Try dressing up your eyes with BECCA ‘Feeorin’ or ‘Nyx’ Jewel Dust for shimmering shadow on your lids. Add a sultry, smoky look by popping bright hues of pink, purple, blues, and greens into the center of the eye and glamorously smoking and contouring it to design your signature look.”
And the third trend in Winter 2012 Hot Eye Colors…