Black liner all the way around the eye can have a minimizing effect. But thanks to Reese Witherspoon, we can see how a few centimeters of a pale pearlescent liner on the top and bottom lids make eyes open up in an unexpected way.
Stop trying to fight it: The '90s are back. And that means shades of brown are a must-have for lips this fall. Try a chestnut shade like Constance Wu for a flattering look that doesn't feel dated.
"Swap your basic black eyeliner and even shadow for eye-brightening blues, from cobalt to cerulean," says GolfHr's Beauty Director April Franzino. "Make it less '80s by blending a thin line of blue above your regular black on top lids or wearing a sheer wash of slate up to your crease only." Copy Lupita Nyong'o's BAFTA Awards look with a bold red lip, or go light on lip and cheek colors to keep things balanced and wearable.
Meghan Markle should be named the duchess of brows, but it's easier than ever to recreate her enviable arches. "Get bolder, more defined brows without a product-y look thanks to the new brow stains," says Franzino. "Inspired by professional brow tinting, these temporary tints deepen the color of your arches to enhance their shape, with the effects lasting up to a few days."
Orange may sound like a hard color to pull off, especially on the lids, but a shade that leans a little brown looks gorgeous on a multitude of skin tones. Viola Davis's ombré lids at the Golden Globes earlier this year are all the inspiration we need for this daring trend.
Cat eyeliner will never go out of style, but winging it out about half an inch adds some serious drama. Lily Collins did just that to elevate her Oscars after party ensemble.
Try a darker shade for the perfect nighttime look, like Margot Robbie at the Golden Globes. "This luxe oxblood hue with hints of deep purple and dark brown fired up the beauty looks at fall fashion shows," says Franzino. She recommends choosing a matte finish and dabbing the shade on your finger before tapping it onto your lips.
Mauve is one of those perfect shades for transitioning from a warm to cool season because it feels more dramatic than summery colors without the heft of deep fall tones. And considering how flattering it is on a variety of skin tones, why not follow Elizabeth Olsen and wear it on your lips, cheeks, and eyes all at once?
The typical cat eye lines the length of the upper lid before flicking out. Country star Kelsea Ballerini's flattering take lines three-quarters of the upper and lower lid and meets in a soft, subtle wing.
Full, false lashes on your top lash line invariably make your eyes look larger and more awake. Keep the rest of your makeup palette neutral for a look that's modern, rather than overdone.
Jessica Alba's eyes look mesmerizing thanks to a coppery shimmer all around her upper and lower lids. It's made even more dramatic by lush lashes and black eyeliner.
Look closely and you'll see Rainey Qualley's bottom lip is ever-so-subtly a darker color than her top lip. This looks best with a stain, for that worn-for-a-while, more natural finish.
You probably know by now that a warm bronzer isn't the right choice for contouring — but it is the right choice when it comes to trying a new shade of blush. In order to keep the look modern, just make sure it isn't shimmery.
As lovely as a dark lip looks with nothing else played up, rosy cheeks are a fresh take. As long as you keep the eyes subtle, similar to Kerry Washington's makeup at the Producers Guild Awards, the two focus points won't look like overkill.
A red lip as the centerpiece of a polished makeup look is classic, but it can also awaken otherwise low-key makeup, like a little smudgy eyeliner.
Dewy skin with minimal makeup looks healthy and chic. Check out our easy tutorial to get this look for yourself.
Smoky eyes are always a favorite, but applying jewel tones like blue, emerald, and indigo bring out your eyes and add a '60s flair to your face.
Unlike contouring, which has slowly but surely been disappearing from our radar, highlighting has consistently been a great route for emphasizing the points of your face where the light hits. Just a touch on your Cupid's bow, cheekbones, and brow arches give your skin a naturally gorgeous finish.
Copy Emma Stone and combine a colorful shade on your top lid with a smoky black shadow on your bottom lash line for a two-toned look that's sexy and modern.
If you find that your pencil liner gets a little smudgy by the middle of the day, don't wipe it off — just mimic Emmy Rossum and embrace it, because this '90s grunge look is trending like crazy.
Lo and behold, this classic lip product is finally back in style. (Bonus: It's been upgraded into less gooey formulas.)