Makeup Tips for 8 Common Problems
Before: Ivy Pittman, 55
“I have good-looking skin and eyes, but I really need to play them up!” says Ivy, a saleswoman and an aspiring novelist from New Jersey. Her normal makeup routine—foundation (or bronzer in the summer), blush, eyeliner and eyebrow pencil—was, she says, “not complicated, just boring.” It was also, perhaps, a little too uncomplicated, which may be a cause of her dissatisfaction. One crucial eye-highlighting tool missing: mascara. (T-shirt by Splendid.)
What Silver used of Ivy’s: Anastasia Beverly Hills Illumin8 Eye Shadow Duo in At Chateau (no longer available). MAC Eye Shadow in Saddle ($15, maccosmetics.com). Jordana Glitter Rocks Retractable Eyeliner Pencil in Black Rocks! ($3, jordanacosmetics.com). Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick in Golden ($44, bobbibrowncosmetics.com). Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder in Sunny Beige ($37, bobbibrowncosmetics.com). NYC Classic Brow/Liner Pencil in Dark Brown ($1, newyorkcolor.com). Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Petal ($25, sephora.com). Bobbi Brown Lip Liner in Dark Chocolate ($22, bobbibrowncosmetics.com). Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks in Rose ($26, bobbibrowncosmetics.com).
What she added: Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Peach ($25, lauramercier.com). MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara ($16, maccosmetics.com).