MAC Cosmetics is one of the most color savvy brands on the market, and their eye shadow collection showcases just this. A beautiful combination of shadows is Crystal Avalanche (for giving the inner corner of each eye a twinkle), Vanilla (to add soft, sheer color beneath the brow bone), All That Glitters (for a sparkling wash of champagne color across the entire eyelid), Deep Damson (to shade the outer corners of the eyes with a rich burgundy) and Cork (to give a warm, brown shade and add dimension to the creases of each eye).
For a natural look that still brings dimension to the face, I always turn to Kevyn Aucoin's Essential Eyeshadow Set in Palette #1. It comes with five shades ranging from a bright, eggshell to a deep true brown. The various fleshtones allow for fresh looks to compliment the day or deep, chic eyes for a night on the town. Don't be afraid to use a tone similar to your skin shade just beneath the cheek bones to contour the face as well! Think outside the box with your makeup choices. If you like the way it looks, it's right for you!
Elizabeth Moore is an Atlanta/NYC-based entertainment industry makeup artist whose latest gig was on the set of Vampire Diaries. She's also been a premier artist at NY Fashion Week and the Tribeca Film Festival. Learn more about her through her blog.