Brightly-coloured eye makeup is not just for girls in their teens, according to one commentator.
Writing for the Feel Good Style blog, Liz Thompson said that while a natural look is often deemed more suitable for mature women, dark dramatic eye shadow can help achieve a sultry evening look which is also fun.
She suggested that before applying the eye makeup women should mix powdery eye shadow with a little rosehip oil to create a thick glaze that does not leave eyes looking crepey.
Applying a light layer of powder to the lid of the eye and then putting a tiny amount of cream blusher over the top is also cited as a good tip, as it creates a "cool smudged look".
Another slightly more unusual piece of advice is to apply dark eye shadow to the lid of the lash lines before jumping in the shower - leaving you with a cool "slept in" look.
For the opposite effect dabbing a small amount of concealer in the corner of your eye will make them appear fresher and wider awake.
by Alexa Kaczka