Eye Makeup: Amber Eyes; Dark, Warm Skin; Dark Hair


1Yves Saint Laurent Ombres 5 Lumières 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes in 11 Midnight Garden, $56.

Complementary eye makeup colors—the colors that are opposite your eye color on the color wheel—will make your amber eye color look most vivid. When considering your best colors related to your skintone, stick with shadows and liners that also have warm undertones (like your skin). These colors won’t have any cool gray or “iciness” in them, but will lean more towards a sunny look, or have hints of gold in them.

This palette of monochromatic shadows features every finish, ranging from shimmer and sheen to metallic and matte, with a highlighter that complements all.


2Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Purple Dawn, $25.

A lightweight cream formula is the secret to this shadow’s claim of 16 hour longevity. Apply with your fingertips for the most radiant finish.


3JK Jemma Kidd for Target Plum JK I-Sculpt Shadow and Liner, $17.

Swivel and line with this eggplant liner for defined eyes, or use the attached sponge to blend into a sheer shadow.


4Tarte SmolderEyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye Liner in Plum, $25.

Amazonian clay balances skin, while beeswax provides a protective and waterproof barrier that is also known to naturally pump up collagen production.


5L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Ready-To-Wear Shadow in Lavender Smokes 536, $7.15.


With three shadows that smoke at different gradations and a universal highlighter included, sexy eyes are just a blending away.


6NP Set Eye Palette in Chicago Taupe, $20.

Pick one of the deeper taupes to contour and define eyes, or blend all three together for an eye-opening neutral hue.


7Hello Kitty Charmmy Eyeshadow Stick in Teacup, $16.

Pearlescent pigment blends easily onto lids, and is so sheer, it requires little to no blending.


8Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Pure in Pure Gold, $17.

A paraben-free product, the sparkle in this dust is created with microcrystalline powder for a soft, blendable iridescent finish.


9Sephora Jumbo Liner 12HR Wear Waterproof in 08 Gold, $10.


A cream formulation of fine waxes and pigments, color is resistant to water, heat and humidity for up to 12 hours straight.


10CoverGirl Intense ShadowBlast Eye Color in Beige Blaze, $7.99.

This liquid-to-powder formula has a built-in primer that makes for lasting waterproof wear.