When you want to look: bold
How to Do It:
- Start with a spotless, matte canvas (makeup-artist-speak for foundation, concealer, and powder).
- Play up your eyes (when they make an impact, you do, too) with a swipe of black liquid liner across the upper lids and a coat of black mascara. Not handy with liquid liner? Dip a piece of dental floss into the tube, hold it taut, then lay it right at the base of your lashes for a perfect line every time.
- Swipe on red lipstick (or pencil) and matching nail polish to complete the look. To find the right reds for you, try cooler (bluish) reds if your skin is very pale or dark; warmer (orangey) reds if it’s olive or golden.
To buy: Victoria’s Secret VS Makeup Eye Liner in Extreme Black ($8, victoriassecret.com). Lancôme Hypnôse Custom Volume Mascara ($24.50, lancome-usa.com). Make Up for Ever Aqua Lip Pencil in #8C ($17, sephora.com). Revlon Nail Enamel in Fire Fox ($5 at drugstores).