Using a firm brush, apply a thick layer of brown powder eyeliner like Laura Mercier cake liner in Mahogany Brown ($22; neimanmarcus.com
) onto your lids, extending it around the outer corners of the eyes in a sideways-V shape. "Liners are much more concentrated than shadowsthey give intensity and depth, rather than a subtle wash of color," Barrera explains. Then use your fingertip to blend the color from the lids up to the brow bones. 2.
Trace the upper and lower lash lines with a chocolate brown liner like Chanel Precision Eye Definer in Teak ($28; chanel.com
Coat lashes with three layers of black mascara like Jemma Kidd Makeup School Lash Xtension Volume mascara in Carbon Black ($30; spacenk.com