If you are an Afro American woman you are very lucky with your eyes; your skin color allows you to have the most exotic and spectacular range of colors to set off the beauty and intensity of your eyes.
As an added attraction many of you have that slightly slanting shape to your eyelids and the immediate area surrounding your eyes that enhances your female allure and mystery.
Forget all those beauty pundits that are telling women what color eyeshadow or liner they should be using to accentuate this skin tone or that eye shape. Their prognostications are aimed at their own bottom line and that is their self-importance and keeping that profitable job in the media or PR without so much of a thought for any minorities.
First of all remember that the skin under the eyes is the most delicate and thinnest of any on the body so treat it with great care.
When applying or removing eye makeup, do it gently. It is the area that first shows the fine lines that can turn ugly as the years go by so regularly use a good eye cream
Diet and lifestyle are tremendously important
With few exceptions your eyes will be brown so it is essential that the whites of your eyes are clear and sparkling. Do cut out too many late nights in smoky atmospheres, make sure you have plenty of good light when you are working so avoiding eye strain, and keep to a healthy diet.
Your brown eyes surrounded by healthy whites will set up the foundation for some spectacular eye make up techniques.
Do not be afraid to experiment. In my experience there is virtually no combination of eye makeup colors, liners, shadows or mascaras that does not produce a stunning and spectacular effect that will get you noticed and appreciated.
Those of us with lighter toned skin and eye colors have to be aware that some make up colors will clash and an attractive effect will be negated. You do not have this problem as your skin tones and eye color lend themselves readily to contrasting effects that significantly add to and enhance your appearance.