A wash of colour

If you want a no-fuss melt-proof look for eyes that is still glam and trendy, try a wash of colour with a few coats of smear-proof mascara. It looks fresh and not “too made-up” for summer’s casual vibe. Look for a shadow with a hint of iridescence for day, and serious sparkle for night.

We like Avon Extralasting eye shadow for its pretty soft colours. Avon says it will stay put for 12 hours. We tried it and it does stay on, but not for 12 hours. I used a Q-Tip to get a soft-blended look. At under $6, it’s a steal.
For value and staying power we also like CoverGirl Intense ShadowBlast. The shades are very shimmery, and some even look frosted. If you don’t like a lot of shimmer this is not for you. I happen to like it – a lot. At under $10 it looks chic.
For evenings Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Shadow has the ultimate iridescent shimmer. The shades are rich and jewel-like. The texture is between a cream and powder, so it stays on until you take it off. Even though it is a little more than $30 for a small pot, I am mad about this shadow.