High-impact eye moments kicked off this week's best beauty Instagrams, a series of saturated pigments contrasting with nearly-naked lids that somehow packed a similar punch. The first pared-down iteration came courtesy of sisters Elizabeth and Victoria Lejonhj?rta, luminous skin elevated by slicked ponytails, gilded notes, and eyes opened by lashes alone, brushed and separated to render any other makeup unnecessary. Those who favor color would do well to look to Yara Shahidi, who paired a high-slung side ponytail with lids dusted in shimmering purple. And should you desire a happy balance? Kylie Jenner's gaze-encasing interpretation of her leopard print top—a smudged cocoa edged along both lashlines before extending into a softly swung cat-eye—is a holiday-ready win.
Because cold weather always comes in the company of far-flung frames, model Constance Jablonski shared a bit of beach-y blonde all the way from Jordan's Dead Sea, while Melodie Monrose's bikini body was right at home on a jungled river raft. But for Lily Aldridge, no bold makeup maneuvers or autumnal vacations registered quite as exciting as her burgeoning (and infinitely selfie-ready) baby bump. Just call it the power of wholly individual beauty.