Ring the alarm: There's a Prosecco shortage and summer's coming on strong. Apparently it's a weather thing coupled with the fact that bottomless brunch has grown rampant across the land, and universal consumption of mimosas is thereby up. May as well move onto rosé for the moment—though that's been known to go out of stock, too. High time to start praying to Dionysus.
Related in color and name only, Prosecco- (or Champagne, if we're veering French) colored eyeshadow is very much plentiful at this juncture. Really, it's more of a range of colors, all iridescent because that's the only appropriate way to translate carbonation in makeup. In simpler terms, these are highlighters just for your eyes. Makeup artist Maki, who's done makeup for J.Crew and Rag & Bone, demonstrates:
Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tints For Eyes in Bountiful Beige and Ample Amber : Let's start with something fun and easy. What's more fun than Chubby Sticks? Color outside the lines for a bit of a milky beige rendition of your classic smoky eye.
Sisley Paris Phyto-Ombre Glow in Pearl : Maki used this one on the waterline and all over the lid to subtly open up the eyes a little wider. If the reason your eyes are not wide already is because you are too tired to open them, don't worry—this shade (and Champagne shadows in general) are damn near impossible to screw up.
Ilia Silken Shadow Stick in And She Was [ed note: launching in September 21015] with Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick Nude Beach Collection in Sunlight Gold : When in doubt, anything in a stick works. Better yet, pick two in complementing colors. Remember how Champagne is actually a range of colors? Blend these together, or use one on the upper lash line and one on the lower, and mix at the corners to combine your varietals.
Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eye Shadow in 8 Champagne : The rosé option. In the pot, the pigments are variegated between silver and pink, so when you mix them together, you get this very iridescent peach color. Paired with a graphic cat eye for a little something extra.
Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise in Jean : Here's a cream shadow that is glamorous in a way the other's are not (and would work well with a red lip, white dress, and a subway grate). You can thank the jelly bronzer quality for that. Really, the texture is insane—its got a depth that your standard glittery goos don't have. This is more liquid gold, and the staying power is similarly ridiculous. Good luck getting it off without a dedicated Konjac sponge.
Stila Eye Shadow in Kitten : Bonus look with the good ol' classic. Maki went all over with this one—really. Start with eyelids, move onto the brow bone, maybe take a detour down to the décolletage... Dr. Wexler was right. You can't go wrong with this one.