Skin Deep: Have No Fear: It’s Just Eyeliner

Think of eyeliner crayons as eye shadow in a stick. “You can’t make a sharp line but you get the intensity of a liner on a larger area, without having to build it, like you would with eye shadow,” Mr. Barose said.

Pink is not a typical eye color, but it’s “quirky and having a beauty moment,” he said. He tapped a crayon, Lancôme Ombre Hypnôse Stylo Long-Lasting Eyeshadow Stick in Quartz Rose ($27, available Oct. 1), along the lash line and colored in sparse spots.

“This is the least precise look of the three,” Mr. Barose said. Choosing a similar, but not the exact same shade, for the lips is a way to make the overall look harmonious but not overwhelming or matchy-matchy.

The lip color he chose, Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Yu ($27), is a deeper shade and more sophisticated looking than a bright pink.

An Eyeliner Assistant

Three new tools to help you wing it.

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The tools, from top: VampStamp VaVaVoom Wing Stamp, Woosh Beauty Eyeliner Wheel and Woosh Beauty Corner Brush Stamper.

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Woosh Beauty Eyeliner Wheel The company recommends using this tiny pizza cutter ($29, ulta.com) with its eyeliner pot (sold separately), but it works better with a soft gel liner. Dip it and roll across your lash line. The wheel is helpful to anyone with a shaky hand.

VampStamp VaVaVoom Wing Stamp This stamp ($25, thevampstamp.com) comes in three sizes. The smallest, Kitten, is just right for an everyday wing. First, paint the stamp with a liquid liner, line it up with the outer corner of your eye and press. This tool works surprisingly well, but it isn’t as simple as “press and done.” To finish, draw a line from the inner corner of the eye, connecting to the wing. You may need to clean up the stamp with a felt-tip liner or makeup remover.

Woosh Beauty Corner Brush Stamper Instead of leaving behind a full wing, this brush stamp ($29, ulta.com) creates a V at the outer corner that’s less dramatic. Use it with liner or eye shadow. There will be shadow fallout when you press, so do your eye makeup first.

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