Greg Broom

Nazli Coan, 54

“I wear quite a bit of eye makeup, but never mascara, because I’m afraid it will smudge and make my dark circles look worse,” says Nazli. But the key to drawing attention away from those under-eye shadows, says Turnbow, is to open up the eyes with…mascara. So she lined Nazli’s upper lids with an eggplant-colored pencil (“It’s less harsh than her old black liner,” says Turnbow), swept on bronze shadow to add even more luminosity to the area, then applied two quick coats of mascara to her upper lashes only, to avoid those unsightly smudges. “This took a couple of years off my looks. Turns out, the one product I thought I didn’t need was the only one I really did,” says Nazli.

The Tools

Benefit They’re Real! Mascara, $23, Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Patina, $25,

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