Ahh, fall is knocking on our door and that means its time to kick up your makeup look. One easy way to do that: swipe on a rich, colorful eye shadow that complements your eye color. Here are our favorite celebrity eye effects and the new fall eye shadows and eye liners were swooning over.
If you have light blue eyes and want to create a high-drama eye effect, opt for rich shimmery brown eye shadow shades. If you pick colors that are too dark, they can easily overwhelm and minimize light eye colors. This stunning smoky copper eye effect on Charlize Theron strikes the perfect balance between being high-drama but not overpowering. Get the look with Diors 3-Couleurs in Smoky Nude ($48, Nordstrom.com).
Sometimes keeping it simple is best. A clean, precise line of copper eyeliner is all it takes to make Taylor Swifts blue eyes pop. Lots of black mascara also helps to contrast with her baby blues to bring them out. Weve tried the new Cover Girl Lash Perfection Mascara, ($6.99, Ulta.com) and loved how dark it made lashes look without being prone to smudging.
The thought of wearing pink eye shadow doesnt sound all that flattering, but Megan Fox proves us wrong. The trick is to go for a very pale pink that has lots of shimmer. Its very flattering on her pale skin with rosy undertones. A new creamy eye shadow that fits the bill: Clinique Lid Smoothie in Pinkgo Biloba ($19.50, Nordstrom.com).
The best and brightest eye effect weve seen for green eyes: Kat Grahams shimmery purple shadow that completely surrounds her eyes. Since purple and green are opposites on the color wheel, they look extra vibrant when paired together.
If bright purple is a bit too much for you, then opt for a sheer lavender, like AnnaLynne McCords shimmery eye effect. The subtle purple undertones are still effective at making green eyes look crisp and vibrant. An excellent new shimmery eye shadow we love: Chanel Illusion DOmbre Longwear Luminous Eyeshadow ($36, Chanel.com) doesnt crease and creates an amazing luminizing sheen on lids.
Emma Stone also opted for a pale lavender eye shadow to bring out her green eyes, but dressed up the effect by make her lashes look extra dark and plush. To get the look, use a dark black mascara and wiggle the wand at the roots of your lashes before stroking through to the tips. This will make your lashline look extra thick.
Heres a pretty shimmer-free option to play up green eyes: sheer burgundy eye shadow. Swept over lids and blended up to brow bones, this sophisticated wine shade works wonders to bring out green eyes. The new NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Grand Palais ($34, Narscosmetics.com) is perfect to get the look. Smoke out some grey liner on your lashes and use a lengthening mascara too.
If you eyes are dark brown like Kim Kardashians, go for a contrasting pale champagne shadow to make them pop. You can also line the inside of your lower lash lines with a cream pencil to enhance the effect, and load on lots of mascara. A new mascara that really boosts up lashes: Benefit Theyre Real Mascara ($23, Sephora.com).
For a darker, more dramatic look, a charcoal grey smoky eye like Lea Micheles fits the bill. The dark grey shadow will enhance any darker specks in your brown eyes, making them look rich and deep. Sephoras Smoky Kohl Eyeliner ($3, Sephora.com) is a handy little chubby stick with a fine point that can be used as liner and shadow to quickly and easily create a smoky eye.
A precise line of charcoal eye inner under your lower lash lines enhances brown eyes by making them look richer. Use a creamy eye pencil and draw the line from inner to outer corners, and along upper lash lines as well. Then coat lashes twice with a thickening mascara and comb out any clumps.
Minka Kellys smoky dove grey eye effect is a classic look thatll never go out of style. A little extra mascara on the outer lashes enhances the effect by contrasting with the whites of her eyes, which makes them look brighter. Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes ($5.99, Drugstore.com) has a nifty great little grabber brush. The tiny triangular shape makes it super easy to coat and lift up those outer lashes.