Glossy Eyes Change Everything – The New York Times

Fake Lashes Help. Brows Are Flexible.

Any product you use to gloss will break down other makeup it comes in contact with (like an oily makeup remover). So on a day you’re doing glossy lids, it’s a good idea to skip mascara.

The Lashify Control Kit, $145, is a D.I.Y. lash extension system that would be worth investing in if you’re completely sold on glossy lids. You clamp them on with adhesive, then apply a clear waterproofing top coat. (It’s pretty easy.) They won’t smudge under your gloss, and the effect is effortless, as if your lashes just happened to be long, curled, dark and dense.

As for brows, Ms. Myricks advised: “You can wear any style — boyish, groomed. You can even brush some gloss through your brows. Don’t think much about it.”

Eye Glossing Is Versatile

“I can give an eye gloss to my daughter, who doesn’t wear much makeup, or you can go dramatic with a glossy, smoky eye,” Ms. Myricks said. Because pastels already give a gossamer, undone vibe, they look just right paired with gloss. Kosas 10-Second Eyeshadow, $28, in 333 (lavender) and Waterfall (baby blue) are deeply pigmented, which is key for layering under gloss because it has a diluting effect on color.

Dense glitter shadows, like Milani Hypnotic Lights Eye Topper, $11, also hold up well under gloss. (It’s a liquid, so let it dry first.) And the intense glitter adds another dimension of shine.

For a more theatrical glossy eye, use a waterproof eyeliner like Kat Von D Ultra Ink Liner, $20, and top with a glitter-flecked gloss like Flesh Beauty Fleshpot Eye & Cheek Gloss, $20.

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