Mistake: Going “Look at Me!” Bright for Impact
Unless you’re going clubbing (are you?), take a pass on shadows and liners that smack of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach circa 1962. More understated shades—like brown, navy, or violet—are far more flattering. One way to add a hint of bolder color without going over the top, says Rae: Apply your usual shadow to your top lid, then dip an eyeliner brush into your statement color and trace over the shadow at your lash line. But in this case restrict the color to your top lid; skip the ring around the eye.