PARTY MAKEUP PITFALL: Black liner worn corner to corner looks harsh.
Solution: "Make a color and formula switch," says celebrity makeup artist Joanna Schlip. She likes brown, but if you think that’s too blah for evening, eggplant and emerald are more daring yet still age appropriate. Also, ditch the hard-tip liner. A gel formula (it comes in a pot or as a soft pencil) stays put until you wash it off. Finally, line just your top lashes; tracing the lower lash line can accentuate dark circles.
Try: Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Gel CreamLiners ($11; drugstores); CoverGirl LiquiLineBlast ($8; drugstores).