THE BOTTOM LINE
An easy update for kohl-lined eyes? Flip it. As seen on the Matthew Williamson runway for spring, this edgier take adds modernity to the classic standby. Makeup artist Ashley Ward, who created the look here, recommends using kohl liner to create crayonlike soft edges. She balances the intense eye with nude lipstick and coral powder on the cheeks and forehead. And keep shimmer to a minimum: "If you go too iridescent, it looks clownish," she explains. "A matte finish makes the look more powerful."
Old-school glamour meets all-American girl in this fresh-face/red-lip duo. Notes Ward, "It's the startling beauty of a prom queen who requires very little makeup." All you need: apricot blush to warm up the skin and a sweep of opalescent eyeshadow. For lips, start with an orangey red liner, then glide on a creamy lipstick.