The Modern Guide to Aging Gracefully
Afraid of revisiting the Joan Jett years? Don’t be. Lining the inner rims of your lower lids (referred to as the “water line” in makeup artist–speak) and the upper lids can create a sultry, surprisingly modern effect, says Matin Maulawizada, a New York City–based celebrity makeup artist and the global artistry director at Laura Mercier. In place of black, Maulawizada recommends choosing a pencil with a touch of color, which looks less harsh. “Try purple on green eyes, gold for blue eyes, and turquoise for brown and darker eyes,” he says. Careful application is a must. Give the pencil a fresh sharpening, then gently pull your lid up with your ring finger before lining the top rim, says Maulawizada. If you don’t have time, skip lining the bottom rims; once you blink, the color from the top rims can naturally transfer there. Go light on the rest of your face: Avoid dark eye shadow, which can create too much depth at the lid creases and emphasize age-related hollowing, warns Kashuk, and keep lip and cheek colors neutral.
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